So you want my arts job: Drama Therapist

Drama therapist Anne Gollan creates safe environments for play and storytelling with both children and adults.
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Drama therapist Anne Gollan is passionate about the use of play and storytelling to explore and make sense of difficult emotions, for both children and young adults.

Skilled at creating safe environments and facilitating role play, Gollan uses a background as an actor and drama teacher, together with a recently completed Masters in Drama Therapy, to respond to different individuals and groups. She says she’s excited by the increasing mainstream acceptance of “somatic knowledge” – the idea that the body has a way of holding onto emotions and trauma, and that it needs to be listened to.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk