Sasha Nemeckova is a registered dramatherapist and children’s psychotherapist with substantial clinical experience of supporting adolescent client groups, including unaccompanied asylum seeking children, secondary school pupils at risk of exclusion from mainstream education, and young people with multiple and complex disabilities.
Sasha has worked extensively within the UK education sector as well as with different charities, within the UK and internationally. As a therapist, Sasha has sound knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory and developmental trauma and their application in the provision of therapy, with a particular interest in intercultural psychotherapy and psychological processes underpinning migration. As a practising theatre artist, Sasha’s main areas of interest and investigation are the perceptions of otherness perpetuated and disseminated within public discourse, with a particular focus on immigration, mental health and disability. Sasha has a long-standing interest in applied drama and theatre in the community and works as a theatre workshop facilitator in the UK and in India. Sasha joined the Board of BENNU because she is passionate about the potential of creative arts therapies to enable children and young people to overcome adversity and reach their potential in life.