Di Adderley -Senior Sociodrama Trainer
Based in Manchester, UK. Di has been a senior trainer since 2004 at MPV/SAM Sociodrama and Action Methods Training and on the International MPV/SAM International Summer School. She is a qualified psychodrama psychotherapist with certificates in person-centred supervision, counselling and Gestalt Therapy. She is a co-editor of Sociodrama in a Changing World
Di’s work has taken her all over the world as a sociodramatist, psychotherapist, counsellor and trainer. She is a Leadership Graduate of the School of Playback Theatre, USA (2004). She currently works as a freelance trainer and consultant, and her clients have included Centrex, South Yorkshire Probation, Broadcasting Support Services, Lancashire Social Services, Harrogate Health Care, DWP, The Guinness Trust and Cruse Bereavement Care. She is a Senior Consultant with Oakridge (Training and Consulting), Cheshire and delivers programmes in interpersonal communication and self-‐awareness skills; facilitates focus groups and team away-days; works as 1:1 coach and stress counsellor; works both in UK and internationally (2006 Stockholm and Moscow). Clients have included Unilever, AstraZeneca, OFT, DTI, Leading Edge Market Research.
She is the founder and manager of RealPlay, providing professional actors for role-‐ play and live skills practice on corporate training programmes. She is also a teacher of Playback Theatre workshops both in the UK and abroad (British Council in Turkey, Drama League of Ireland, playback companies in Bremen, Oslo, Belgrade). Di is the founder, co-‐manager and performer with Playback Theatre Manchester, as well as facilitator, actor and musician with York Playback Theatre.