Alyssa Millbrook, MA
Dramatherapist & Clinical Supervisor
My aim is not to just teach you skills to 'cope' with your circumstances. I want you to feel more at home within yourself, at peace with all your parts, and able to engage with the world with more safety and ease. Compassion and curiosity lead the way.
I work in an integrative way, tailoring the sessions to best suit you and your needs. I draw from dramatherapy, internal family systems/parts work, somatic/embodiment, relational, and psychodynamic theories. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more about any of these ways of working.
What you can expect from me is that I bring my authentic self into sessions. If you are looking for a 'blank slate' therapist, we probably won't be the best fit. I don't claim to know all the answers and won't tell you what to do. You are the expert on yourself, and my job is to meet you where you are and work collaboratively with you as someone on your side.
I work from a trauma-responsive, intersectional, feminist perspective and offer a space that is neurodiversity, disability, and queer/GSRD/LGBTQIA+ affirming.
While I strive to cultivate a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I am also mindful of power dynamics that exist between therapist and client and when these can be exacerbated by additional social marginalisation such as race, class, age, disability, body size, etc.
Master of Arts in Dramatherapy*
Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
*'Dramatherapist' is a legally protected title regulated in the UK by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration with the HCPC requires qualification from an approved Masters course and meeting high standards of ethics, proficiency, and continuing training and development.
Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma in a people looks like culture. - Resmaa Menekam