Mary Smail Psychotherapist SW2

About Mary

My training 

I trained as a creative arts therapist with Sesame Drama and Movement Therapy in 1990 and for ten years used movement, story and imagination to help people become more themselves. Examples where I worked as a Dramatherapist include:

  • Children survivors of abuse (St Christopher’s Fellowship)
  • Adults with Learning Difficulties (NHS)
  • Adults in mental health care (Chapel Orchard Centre)
  • Elders in residential and day care (Roundabout)
  • One to one Dramatherapy with adults (Private Practice)

In 2006, after completing a counselling course at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, I trained with Re Vision and graduated as a psychotherapist. 

Other bits about me

Although I am a Scot I have strong ties to Ireland and all things Celtic.  The way that people come to life, even in the direst of situations continues to inspire me, along with a deep belief that however hard a situation appears, something new will eventually emerge.

I am a singer, songwriter, storyteller and have a life long experience of using the folk arts within church settings and spiritual contexts.

My present special area of interest is to explore areas of creativity with people in the last stages of life, with Alzheimers, or who are dying or in a bereavement process.