Drama Therapy Online

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Training Mental Health Professionals To Take On The Online World Creatively

Monique offers a variety of Webinar style trainings, aimed at introducing online drama therapy techniques to mental health professionals. Each webinar includes a custom made resource pack to support your work online.

If you or your organisation wants to take your therapy online creatively, consider booking into one of the available live webinars. You can also contact Monique directly to book a private, custom webinar for your group.

Monique has recorded her most popular webinars so that you can access her training from a place and time that suits you.

Click through to the shop to order the webinar of your choice.

Currently available:

Intro to Online Drama Therapy (Ethics)

Intro to Online Drama Therapy (Video call tips and techniques)

Intro to Text-Based Drama Therapy (Ethics)

Intro to Text-Based Drama Therapy (Email and Instant Messaging techniques) 

"The Online Drama Therapy Webinar was a professional, informative session and well worth the investment! Having to move to virtual working due to COVID-19 naturally came with some anxieties, however Monique instantly put these at ease. Her knowledge and experience has opened my eyes to new ways of working which I have put into practice since the course. Having space for discussion/questions was a real benefit.
I left feeling positive and energised - thank you!"

-Charlotte
Drama Therapist, UK

Individual Consulting and Supervision

Monique offers one-on-one consulting and supervision services for mental health professionals.

60 minute sessions can focus on a variety of topics, including:

Integrating creativity into online work

Online case consultation

Text-based drama therapy techniques

Video call drama therapy techniques

Running online groups

Technical support for online work

Ethical consultation

Online Drama Therapy

Therapy from the comfort of your own home. Choose from a variety of video and text-based options from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Online Group Therapy - Opening Soon!

Join others with similar goals to combine therapy with social support (and fun). Choose from gaming groups where we play a range of TRPGs (DnD, Avatar, Wanderhome, etc) or Online Games (Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, Minecraft, etc).

Help for Neurodiversity

Navigating the Neurotypical world is frustrating. Drama therapy can help you to build compassion and understanding for your self, communicate and advocate for your needs, and create structure and support for achieving your goals.

Adolescent Therapy

Online therapy for handling stress, anxiety, or depression as a young adult (13 to 19 years). Don't want traditional therapy? We can meet in VR, or in a game of your choosing (Stardew Valley, Minecraft, Roblox, etc).

Help for Expats

Finding your feet in a new country can be incredibly stressful. Find out how drama therapy can help make your new country feel like home.

Anxious? Depressed?

Anxiety and depression affect every part of our daily lives. Drama therapy can help you better manage life's ups and downs.

Therapy Options

Choose from a variety of online therapy options. We offer video calls via Zoom, secure chat, email services, or a combination of these. We offer fees on a sliding scale to accommodate your needs. Click below to get more information.

What is Online Drama Therapy?

If you're worried you'll have to act, or that you're 'not creative enough' for drama therapy, you shouldn't be. Click the button below to get an idea of the things we might do in a session (no theatre experience required!)

What Are The Benefits of Drama Therapy?

Drama Therapy can help you to manage change, figure out behaviours that are holding you back, and create a way forward. There are endless benefits to this creative, oblique therapy.

'Drama therapy is the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.'
The British Association of Dramatherapists

Have a Question?

Click the button below to read through my Frequently Asked Questions, or send me an email directly.

Monique (she/her) is registered in South Africa through the HPCSA as a drama therapist. She is also a certified cyber therapist, trained by the UK based Online Therapy Institute, and a Therapeutic Game Master.

Monique comes from a theatre and dance background, and prior to starting her practice she taught English in Korea and Vietnam with her husband.

She has a deep understanding of expat issues, and she is a passionate advocate of community based care. Monique enjoys using memes and technology in therapy.

She is a white, bisexual, cis-gender woman. She is committed to ongoing anti-racism learning and is an intersectional feminist.

Daniyella Drama Therapist South Africa

Danieyella is an HPCSA-registered drama therapy intern, who has just completed her Masters in Drama Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She was drawn to drama therapy work because of the role that somatic and artistic practises have played in her own healing journey, and she believes that finding creative expression in the therapy space can allow for deeper and holistic growth. Before training as a therapist, she worked in theatre, film, music, facilitation and arts project management. Danieyella brings a poetic, but practical, sensibility to all her work.

She is curious about people’s development across the lifespan and the role creative practice can play in bringing fuller awareness to an ever-emergent self, navigating the challenges which arise at different life stages. She has an interest in working with couples and families,
as well as people experiencing periods of transition (such as early and late adolescence, early parenthood, during separation or divorce and even after retrenchment or during a career pivot). Finally, Danieyella is also fascinated by the multifaceted journey of managing chronic conditions, such as Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), as well as the impact that diagnosis at different stages of life may have on an individual’s self-concept.

Elayne Sinclair stands outside looking into the camera. She is wearing a white t-shirt and smiling.

Elayne is an HPCSA registered Drama Therapy Intern, and an Arts Therapy Masters graduate. She has been involved in psychotherapeutic workshops since 2021.

She has a specific interest in the relationship between the body and mental health and a passion for bringing mindfulness into the workplace.

One of her favourite quotes is by Pablo Picasso: “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”