Meet the team

Joanne Elsworth

Dramatherapist & Trainer

Joanne is a trained Dramatherapist from the University of Derby, United Kingdom. She is accredited with the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH) and registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Joanne employs a psychodynamic approach to her work, using the expressive arts and creative models alongside more traditional cognitive debriefing tools and active listening to remain person centred. She worked in the UK with Looked after Children and within University settings for 5 years before moving into the aid sector. Having spent the last 5 years overseas with her husband in South Sudan, Philippines, Thailand and Bangladesh her work has developed into supporting and running training and creative sessions for overseas workers, missionaries and local communities. Joanne has recently helped in the development of Thrive’s Peer support training as well as running psychological first aid and family liaison training. Joanne has recently moved to France with her husband and daughter.