Andrew Royle 400Andrew Royle

I was born in Salford, near Manchester in 1970 and later moved to London. I now live in Hertsfordshire. My childhood was marked by an event that shaped my life profoundly - the death of my father. For many years I avoided this unpleasant truth and persued a career in the Travel Business, keeping ahead and distant from my bereavement. Until, in my 30s it caught up with me. 

In my early 30s, I worked part-time and studied for a degree in Philosophy and Literature. In 2006, I left the Travel Business completely and joined a group of 18 others at The Central School of Speech and Drama, London, to be trained as a dramatherapist. In training and therapy I was finally able to reconnect with my bereavement.

Since 2008, I have worked full-time as a dramatherapist, working with bereaved children and their families, excluded school-children and young people with autism. I've written several articles for The Sesame Journal particularly relating to Improvisation and Philosophy. I have a keen interest in Phenomenology and it's relationship to Jungian Psychology. I am currently writing an extended paper on dramatherapy and bereavement which explores these ideas. I aso like to write, play tennis, act and do Transcendental Meditation. I have two daughters and a cat called Bobby.

 

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