Our history

Catharsis is committed to providing arts therapies, psycho-educational arts and training to the local community and the wider region.  It’s team of dedicated, innovative and successful creative arts psychotherapists provide a unique specialist service and are trusted throughout the East Midlands.  Our reputation for being a leader in arts therapies delivery and training goes before us.

Catharsis was formed in 2004 and although originally a one person operation has now developed into a partnership of many state registered arts therapists, a Project Manager and a Service Development Manager.  The therapeutic team includes Dramatherapists, Music Therapists and Art Therapists.  Hannah Robertson is the founder of the company, in the year 2000 she started work as a freelance drama workshop leader/adult education teacher within Her Majesty’s Prisons, amongst a variety of other locations and was employed as an arts access officer for the Derby repertory theatre. In 2004 she became a senior lecturer at Derby University, lecturing in Dramatherapy/Creative Expressive Therapies and Theatre Arts, whilst continuing to develop the company.  She now devotes all her time and energy in practicing as a Dramatherapist, delivering training and nurturing Catharsis, its therapists, clients and partners.

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