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Dramatherapist

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Dramatherapists use acting and drama to help people of any age, who have a range of emotional, behavioural or mental health problems. They work with small groups or occasionally with individual clients in a safe, non-threatening environment. They do not judge the standard of their clients’ work.

The Work

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Pay

As a dramatherapist with the NHS on the Agenda for Change salary scale, you would start on Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year. Senior dramatherapists are on Band 7, £46,244 to £53,789 a year.

Outside the NHS your income would vary according to whether you were freelance or employed.

Conditions

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Getting In

This is a small but growing profession. Most dramatherapists work in the NHS but some work for local authority social work departments or voluntary organisations. Work is often based around temporary projects and fixed-term contracts. Other dramatherapists are freelance and are paid fees rather than a regular salary.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
2051
2.6 %
RISE
2029
2105
  United Kingdom
2024
22196
5.5 %
RISE
2029
23421

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth)
Website: http://www.badth.org.uk
Twitter: @badthopen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britdramatherapy

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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