These case studies are based on real clients in therapy, although in order to protect the identity of these individuals, various descriptive aspects have been changed i.e. names etc. This will provide you with a look through the keyhole into a typical session or therapeutic process as a whole.
Rachel is a young adult in her twenties who referred herself into therapy privately (not through an organisation, she funds her own sessions). She initially arrived in therapy in a domestic violent relationship with a very controlling partner.
Josh was a child in care who had suffered many forms of abuse through out his young life. He was severely traumatised by his experiences and as a result found it very difficult to engage in any kind of relationship with adults or peers.
Tracey was a mum of a teenager who was engaging in some very self destructive behaviour. The therapist worked with Tracey and at intervals would bring mother and daughter into the therapy room together for some couple work.
Bobby was just 8 years old when he was in a Dramatherapy group at a primary school for children who were unable to access mainstream education. Two therapists facilitated the group, clear ground rules were set and the sessions were suitably structured to suit the diverse needs of the group members.
Evelyn was a lonely and isolated mum of a four year old little boy. There were child protection concerns at the time of referral as it was clear she was not coping with looking after him very well, though she always tried very hard to get it right.
Faye – a detailed look at the therapeutic process
Faye was a young lady who was referred for Dramatherapy when she had just turned 16 years old. She had been unsuccessful in engaging with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, had been excluded from mainstream school and had involvement with the Youth Offending Service due to a series of physical assaults.
Ricky – a brief look at the therapeutic process
Ricky at the age of 18 years old arrived in therapy on release from custody, his criminal activity had included robbery, burglary, possession of a weapon, assault and perverting the course of justice. Ricky had drug and alcohol issues, was a self-harmer and had attempted to commit suicide.