Jamie Kelly

Dramatherapist (Arts Psychotherapist), London, UK
  • English
  • Crisis & Trauma
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Creative Process
£90 /Session

My Approach

As far as anyone can tell, you have it all together. But little do they know, you are close to burning out. Deep down, you struggle with insecurities yet you put on a brave face when you're not okay. I help people, like you, heal old wounds from the inside-out so you no longer have to prete...

As far as anyone can tell, you have it all together. But little do they know, you are close to burning out. Deep down, you struggle with insecurities yet you put on a brave face when you're not okay. I help people, like you, heal old wounds from the inside-out so you no longer have to pretend. When you're a hero to many, it can be hard to say “no”, to step away from responsibility, to put yourself first. Without feeling guilty. But carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders is exhausting. Your closest relationships suffer, and ultimately, you suffer. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’re now ready to make a change.

It's completely normal to want to get rid of pain as quickly as possible, like anxiety or depression, but real healing takes place on a deeper level. People who often come to me for support want to tackle the immediate issues that are current and pressing and find personal resolve to the bigger issues rooted in the past. If this sounds like you, you’ll likely appreciate my non-judgemental and supportive counselling style, and creative and thought-provoking therapy approach.

Uniquely, I combine traditional and contemporary psychotherapy in my practice. My approach is rooted in attachment theory, creative arts therapies, trauma research, and neuroscience. I’m also a Jungian at heart so enjoy working with imagination, archetypes and dreams, and helping you connect with your inner child. This means you will be fully supported to heal past trauma and reach your full potential.

I work 1-to-1 with adults from all walks of life who come determined with an open mind. You’re at the right place if you’re ready to look beyond the surface and eager to get to the bottom of things. You want to wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy, be strong on the inside and outside, and feel totally free to be yourself.

I can help you get there.

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About Jamie

Just like you, I've always wanted to make a difference in the world. As a first-generation Asian Canadian, I've experienced unique challenges in life that come with being a minority and being labelled as different.

Growing up, I found confidence, strength and belonging through m...

Just like you, I've always wanted to make a difference in the world. As a first-generation Asian Canadian, I've experienced unique challenges in life that come with being a minority and being labelled as different.

Growing up, I found confidence, strength and belonging through my involvement with drama, theatre, and the performing arts. For me, the creative arts are powerful and can spark change and promote healing.

My personal development fuelled my passion to train as a therapist, in particular, a Dramatherapist. My personal and professional life has taught me: Whatever your background or circumstance, you have the power to create your own path and reach your full potential.

Honestly, I know from my own path to becoming a therapist that it takes time to share your vulnerabilities. Therapy is a process that requires great care, sensitivity, and respect. Most noteworthy, I believe that all heroes who have the courage to look at their vulnerabilities can change the world.

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Education

Master of Arts - Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (London, UK) 2009

Bachelor of Education - Pre-Service Teacher Training Programme, University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2004

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Drama in Education, University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2003

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Registered Arts Therapist (Dramatherapist), Registration No. AS13780

The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) - Full Member

Experience

Your mental health is my number one top priority.

I maintain a small caseload, attend regular supervision and training (and my own self-care plan) so that you benefit from the highest quality of care. With my unique training background, you can achieve greater healing through talk and creative therapy.

With over 10 years of experience working in different sectors in the field of mental health, addictions, and trauma, I have supported many people through difficult times. For example, I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, drug recovery services, psychiatric hospitals, prisons and specialist psychotherapy clinics.

Having worked in challenging environments, I can say – I know trauma. This means I’m not easily shaken or shocked. You can expect a strong and sturdy therapist by your side.

The clients I tend to help, and do my best work with, find ways to manage and overcome the following issues:

• Stress and Burnout

• Trauma and PTSD

• Relationships

• Self-Expression and Communication Difficulties

Regardless of what you’re going through, however big or small, I welcome you to share your unique story.

You can expect a safe space to talk through anything worrying you. You can also expect a creative and nurturing space to grow, heal and flourish.

Visit my website (YTherapy.com) and book your free 20 minute phone consultation using the 24/7 online scheduler. Take a step towards making the long-lasting change you’ve been looking for.