Rosie Bufton (She/Her) MA DipPTSD
So I was raised in Wales, in the old industrial South Wales Valley. My playground was The Pit, which was the rubble and ruins from a 1960s colliery disaster. That land was full of sadness and loss, the ground was blackened, the river rust-filled, but what it taught me was how life can find a way through. The Pit is now a thriving nature reserve.
At a young age, during a challenging time, I stumbled into a drama group. At that tender age the drama group was a salvation, it was an escape. I could BE someone else, not being me was what I needed to find myself. Playing different characters, using my imagination to experience a different way of being helped me in day to day. This set me on a course of studying theatre through college and into university, along the way meeting different artists, clowns, fools and philosophers. I found a way to channel my experiences, my feelings and my thoughts into art.
After graduating, I volunteered and worked in different charities, including homelessness and domestic abuse service. I then started training in counselling and finally applied for Dramatherapy (prompted by a clown).
Dramatherapy is a creative arts psychotherapy, where we learn about ourselves through metaphor, active imagination and creative expression. We can use movement, dance, art, scripts, songs (I’m not a singer, but if you want to, I will), creative writing and play.
I am a poet, I am bilingual, and I am dyslexic – I have an ambivalent relationship with words when it comes to my own self-expression. What I love about creative work is there doesn’t have to be a focus on what we say. We can express ourselves non-verbally and then find the words if we want.
My love of words, as a poet, however, is very available for the Email Counselling I offer.
So, I have been working as a creative arts psychotherapist since qualifying in 2016, I have worked in a variety of settings with clients from age 11 to 70.
I have gained other training through the years and have a bit of a blended approach as a practitioner I guess, but mostly I am human (when I’m not clowning) and I stay connected to the human experiences I support I my work.
- Advanced Solution Focused Therapy - Ongoing
- Certified Cyber Therapist - 2021
- Solution Focused Therapy - 2020
- Dip PTSD - 2017
- MA Dramatherapy - 2016
Clinical Experience of working with:
- Sexual assault survivors
- Domestic abuse survivors
- People who self-harm
- Diagnoses of BPD, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, ED, OCD, Bi-polar, Schizophrenia
- Adolescents in education setting
- Young Carers
- Looked After Children and Care Leavers
- Young Offenders
- People who are Neurodiverse
- People with Learning disabilities
Individual Dramatherapy/Creative Psychotherapy
Ongoing regular therapy which allows for you to develop self-understanding in a safe space over a period of time. This can be short term or longer term.
Solution Focused Therapy Session
Solution focused therapy is a conversation that is future-thinking; helping you visualise a detailed picture of what you want your future to look like in order to move forward. I offer one-off solution-focused sessions with follow-on sessions arranged as needed, on an ad-hoc basis.
Email counselling is the exchange of therapeutic emails. You can take your time to read and write emails during periods that suit you.
For Organisations and Local Authorities
I offer tailored interventions for client groups, these can be one off workshops with a wellbeing focus, a short course or psychoeducational intervention these have included, but are not limited to; Healthy Relationships, Consent, What is Self-care, Harm Reduction (Self-harm) and MindfulPlay sessions. And group or One2One therapy.
Please use the Contact Me page for further details.
I also Staff Training and Clinical Consultation for Organisations Please use the Contact Me page for further information.
Group Dramatherapy, Workshops & Training
Group dramatherapy runs at various points throughout the year on and offline.
Workshops & Training run at various points throughout the year on and offline.
- My standard hourly fee for video-call and F2F therapy is £50
- My fee for a block of 5 emails (5 emails from you with 5 replies from me) is £150. And a block of 10 emails (10 emails from you with 10 replies from me) is £250.