My work with Arts Professionals

Supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of performing artists and creatives.

Here you will find some more information on what I offer to those who work within the Arts industry.

I am very passionate about supporting the mental health of performing artists and have been working therapeutically with arts professionals and theatre companies for over three years.

I trained as an actor over 20 years ago and understand the emotional and psychological toll that drama school and the arts industry can have on a performing artist. It is a career unlike any other, and for many of my clients, having a therapist with lived experience of the arts means that I just 'get it'.

I am a registered practitioner with BAPAM providing individual counselling for actors, musicians and dancers online. I have also offered talks to talent agencies on how to support the mental health of their clients.

Some of my other work within this field is providing a wellbeing support service to theatre companies for certain productions that may explore complex or sensitive issues. If you are a producer or director interested in this service for your company, you can find out more below.

Individual counselling - mid - long term

Mid to long term integrative counselling that supports you with personal development, exploring and changing deep-rooted beliefs that no longer serve you, healing from unresolved trauma and freeing you from any blocks to your creativity.

I accept clients referred via BAPAM, Equity, Help for Musicians and self-referred.

Coming soon: CBT clinic - short term

This is short term therapy lasting 6-8 sessions online.

Most suitable for immediate problems such as performance anxiety, low self-esteem, intrusive thoughts, phobias or fears.

Provides you with tools and strategies to support yourself after therapy has ended.

This clinic will open in early March 2024.

Wellbeing support for theatre companies and productions

This is a service that I offer to theatre companies that aims to promote and harvest better emotional wellbeing of performers and production staff during rehearsals and the run of a particular show.

This service may include:

  • individual 'listening spaces' for company members who may be triggered by the content of the production, or are experiencing anxiety or low self-esteem surrounding their role and performance.
  • group grounding and mindfulness exercises to alleviate performance anxiety or press night nerves.
  • safeguarding and risk assessment during rehearsals and performance run.
  • signposting and onward referral for company members seeking specialist therapeutic help.

Theatre companies and productions I have previously supported include:

SAVVY Theatre Company, Fairfields Hall

In Her Strength, Claire Gilbert Ltd

£1 Thursdays, Finborough Theatre, London

Please do get in touch if this is a service you would like to be able to offer your company members during your next production.