Marianna is a dramatherapist and supervisor with a background in theatre directing, devising and acting coaching. Her past in the theatre is very much alive in her clinical work; she believes that therapists, like artists, are occupied with the questions of what it means to be human.
She has a particular interest in shifting institutional environments towards holistic psychological health. Extending from this interest in systemic psychological health is her conviction that psychotherapists have a role to play in political thought as well as within the therapy room.
In addition to teaching at Central, she works in private practice and in schools with a diverse population of adults, adolescents and children individually and in groups.
Marianna can also be spotted at the odd cabaret performing as Olga, an alter-ego born of her clown training and occasional dismay at the state of the world.
2017 Mythic Place in Dramatherapy: Reflections & Praxis, Macmillan