Martin Redfern

Martin is an HCPC registered Dramatherapist, a BADth register Clinical Supervisor, and an IFS Psychotherapist.

He has just finished working as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner for Devon & Torbay NHS CAMHS where he worked for 5 years.

He also has 18 months experiences as a Therapist for a foster care agency.

Martin also has his own private practice as a dramatherapist and using Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, working with adults, children and young people.

He has more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher; initially school-based secondary teaching, later specialist teaching/tutoring of children who were out of school.

For 4 years he was Chair of Dramatherapy Southwest.

Martin currently lives and works in East Devon.

Qualifications/Training includes

MA in Dramatherapy - Distinction (Worcester University)

MEd in Psychology of Education (University of Bristol)

Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision (The London Centre for Psychodrama)

Graduate in Developmental Transformations (Institute of Developmental Transformations)

Levels 3 in Internal Family Systems (The Centre for Self Leadership - now known as 'IFS Institute')

I can be contacted via



Exploring underlying paradigms in transformative/therapeutic processes.


Redfern, M. (2014) Safe Spaces and Scary Encounters: Core therapeutic elements of trauma-informed dramatherapy. In Trauma-informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities. Sajnani, N., & Johnson, D.R. (Eds). Charles C. Thomas. Springfield, Illinois.


Full member of British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth), Graduate Member of British Psychological Society (BPS), International Member of North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA)