Dramatherapy uses role play, voice work, movement and storytelling to help clients explore and solve personal and social problems.

Workplace settings for Dramatherapists:

  • Dramatherapists work in a variety of settings with a range of clients:
  • At our psychiatric hospitals, mental health services, day centres, hospitals and disability units
  • Support services for individuals with substance misuse issues, such as drug/alcohol dependency units

Below is an example of the Dramtherapist Career Pathway, listed in pay bands.

Band 7  Band 8a  Band 8b


Senior Therapist

Art Therapist Manager


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Therapy careers require you to gain post-graduate Masters’ degree qualifications in the relevant Therapy. NHS and University careers’ guidance recommends that individuals exploring these careers gain paid or unpaid work experience prior to applying for programmes.

Paid work experience opportunities may be gained via applying for Support Worker roles that include job titles such as Support Worker, Support,Time and Recovery Workers and Engagement and Recovery Worker.