Scenario Arts in Personal Development
Scenario was set up in 1996 to provide creative and therapeutic support to businesses, communities and individuals looking to develop new and innovative ways of working and training for continued personal development. The heart of the work at Scenario is a new experience of the self through the Arts, in particular Dramatherapy.
Scenario is committed to making a difference to people’s lives, to help groups and individuals connect to their inner purpose and authentic expression from the many roles demanded of them in the work place and in their personal lives. Dramatherapy has evolved over the years and Scenario has continued to adapt its programme and approach to meet the needs of the ever changing world.
Some programmes combine both dramatherapy and equine therapy, a new and unique combination of healing methodology. Please go to the Equine Therapy box on the front page for further information.
Dramatherapist – Founder and Director of Scenario Arts in Personal Development Ltd (1996) Freelance Theatre Practitioner/Director, Clinical Supervisor offering Session work, individual counselling, Forum Theatre workshops, Reflective Practice, Staff development & training. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
Rachel qualified as a Dramatherapist in 1992, and as a Supervisor in Psychotherapy a year later. Her training began in Theatre performance and Direction. Bringing these two worlds together, she has over the years, developed her own models of working i.e. ‘Theatre of Our Lives’ and ‘Acting 4 Real’. She also specializes in Forum Theatre as a tool for self empowerment and Training Courses in Dramatherapy.
Rachel is also a Learning Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with LEAP endorsed by BACP.
In 1995 Rachel was Course Leader and Senior Tutor on an Advanced Diploma course in Dramatherapy accredited by Worcester University which ran for seventeen years. Answering the call to set up a more accessible and affordable course for prospective students in dramatherapy she created the Dramatherapy Foundation Course in Bristol as a stepping stone to professional training and for CPD in the work place. Rachel also has a private practice in Bristol and Newton Abbot Devon offering 1-1 and group therapy/supervision and Reflective Practice.
As a Therapist, Rachel has worked within the field of addiction, the prison service, eating disorders, and with various client groups with different mental health needs including those suffering form social anxiety and young people leaving social care. This has involved developing and directing performance based arts programmes for young people in transition and providing workshops and therapy for adult carers within the community. Other projects include developing in house Dramatherapy & facilitation training for health practitioners, teachers & therapists.
Rachel is an experienced Facilitator, skilled at taking individuals and groups into ‘creative spaces’ in order to tackle tough or difficult issues. She presents an innovative approach to acting and doing, generating renewed enthusiasm and perspective and creating an environment where both individual and team challenges can be explored, using dynamic and highly facilitative teaching methods with the emphasis on activity and experience over theory and knowledge.
Rachel offers bespoke in house training programmes for public services, further education, and staff development training for CPD. Send an outline of your requirements and a programme will be created to suit your needs.