Wabriya King

Wabriya is a qualified dramatherapist (Roehampton University, 2019), creative facilitator and practitioner of Integrated Embodied Psychotherapy.

Wabriya trained as an actor at The Oxford School of Drama (graduating 2012), and brings her rich experience of the theatre world into her therapeutic and facilitation work in a sensitive and meaningful way. Alongside dramatherapy training, she practises Integrated Embodied Pyschotherapy, a methodology that combines a range of somatic, creative and neuroscientific tools to support clients to feel safe, at home and fully alive in their bodies. Wabriya also draws on her musical, movement and clowning training to offer a diverse and integrative therapeutic experience.

Wabriya specialises as an associate dramatherapist on theatre and film productions, supporting actors and crew to manage their wellbeing and process what arises for them individually and as a team when their work addresses challenging themes. She is the resident Associate Dramatherapist at the Bush Theatre and has also recently partnered with The Globe, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Paines Plough, Hampstead Theatre and Soho Theatre to support productions including Romeo & Juliet, Typical, The Death of a Black Man and Black Love. Wabriya has facilitated therapeutic processing programmes for The Oxford School of Drama and Theatre Centre, and has experience working as a dramatherapist in NHS forensic mental health, and women’s refuge settings.

Publications include:

Interviews with Stratford East and The Stage about Wabriya’s work as a production dramatherapist.

‘Acting Is An Emotional Assault’ – Wabriya’s article published in Arts Professional, 17th March 2021