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About us

CDthAN is a community for past and future graduates of the Masters Programme in Drama and Movement Therapy at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; University of London.


The network provides a platform for evolving dialogue around theory and practice. We aim to offer space to share professional news, practice and research that is rooted in the Sesame methodology.


We welcome current students, qualified Sesame Dramatherapists and other professionals from relevant disciplines to attend diverse and varied training opportunities.

CDthAN was launched in 2017 and continues as a Non-Profit network administered by Graduates of the MA.


CDthAN offers members free or low cost CPD opportunities. Keep up-to-date with upcoming events here and position vacancies. If you would like to propose a CPD event or advertise a job opportunity then get in touch and this will be considered by the team.  

Professional News, Practice and Research

If you want to share news about your professional practice or research, let us know and we'll share it with other members of the CDthAN community on our twitter account and emails.


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Meet The Team


Aya El-Hallab

Aya is a co-administrator at CDthAN. Her dramatherapy practice is based in London, where she particularly works autism, trauma and displacement, providing both verbal and non-verbal/pre-verbal sessions. Aya graduated from RCSSD in 2023 and is an HCPC registered Arts Therapist.


Darshana Oswall

Darshana Oswal is an Indian Drama and Movement therapist, counsellor and movement artist. She is currently working as a well-being officer with Unique Community and as a dance/movement facilitator for Watford and Three Rivers organization for refugees. Her experience includes working within the mental health field for children, young people and adults with autism, learning disabilities, bereavement, displacement and emotional well-being. She also runs an independent mental health practice for people of all ages.

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