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Lauraine  KLUGMAN

Lauraine  Klugman

Arts Therapist in Thatcham

25 years experience as an Arts psychotherapist, teacher and author. My work has been consistently positively evaluated, especially by anxious parents and their child, and by mothers who have had traumatic births they have never reflected on.



Keynote speaker for Malta Ministry of Education and Creative Arts Therapies society 2012
Many workshops/seminars include The Tavistock Centre and 3rd International CAMH and other conferences.

I have a small private practice Newbury and can arrange West London sessions.

Background & Qualifications

MA Psychoanalytic Studies (Tavistock/University of East London), Dramatherapist/Arts psychotherapist, and teacher.
Full member the British Association of Dramatherapist (badth.org.uk); Registration with HCPC, Health and Care Professions Council.

Holding the Family in the Heart of School at 3rd International Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, September 2012

Lead Editor: Lauraine Leigh Prof Irvine Gersch Ann Dix and Deborah Haythorne :
DRAMATHERAPY WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND SCHOOLS: ENABLING CREATIVITY SOCIABILITY COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING Routledge 2012 http://www.psypress.com/dramatherapy-with-children-young-people-and-schools-9780415670760

My Specialisms

Dramatherapy enables clients of all ages to begin to view difficulties and hopes from a helpful, safe, therapeutic distance.
Creativity and a more positive and hopeful outlook are outcomes.

Psychoanalytical thinking, linking past and present, is central in my approach, including the 2 year Tavistock Baby Observation enriched by Melanie Klein,
Bion, Winnicott and Bowlby on attachment. Sue Gerhardt's Why Love Matters influences my approach.

TRAUMATIC BIRTHS - Mums' evaluations very positive.
Many couples have never thought about an opportunity to think with/without their partner about the mentally painful difficulties around their child's birth. Those painful difficulties are immensely important in influencing what can be negative feelings about our offspring.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Each person/couple/family is of course unique.

2 - 4 assessment meetings (1 hr) enable you to be heard and to think with me about how my approach can help you, your relationships and hopes.
Feelings can't always be described; clients can be confused and uncertain about their difficulties. I also work with young people who are diagnosed with autism
and who may be mute.
Dramatherapy is effective in offering safe, verbal and non-verbal ways of working together and coming through difficulties, feeling stronger.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Arts Therapy In Person £60 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

An initial telephone conversation for 10 mins is followed by 2 - 4 Assessment sessions of up to 1 hour, then a number of sessions is recommended. A concessionary rate is possible for those who find finances particularly stretched.