Evelyn Wardle-Sharp

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Evelyn Wardle-Sharp

Fellow’s Profile

Evelyn Wardle-Sharp

Using performing arts to support recovery from interpersonal trauma

Fellowship

Focus

Developing psychological recovery methods via performing arts for survivors of domestic abuse

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

South East

Biography

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work as a senior mental health practitioner with children and young people in school, deliver trauma therapy in private practice and work as a consultant specialising in issues related to domestic abuse. My Fellowship looked at the use of performing arts, including drama, dance, movement and music, to support recovery from trauma. I travelled to the USA and visited a range of projects, services and organisations, all using the arts in different ways and working with a broad range of people affected by trauma. I was interested in this area because I have a personal interest in performing arts and have worked for many years supporting people affected by trauma, abuse and adversity. Since returning from my Fellowship I have been involved in setting up a music therapy service in a domestic abuse refuge, developing a therapeutic singing group for people affected by trauma, and delivered trauma therapy to frontline keyworkers during the Covid-19 pandemic. I learned so much from my Fellowship, and feel I have gained invaluable knowledge to help diversify the support available to people affected by trauma.

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