Polly Teale

Polly Teale

Polly Teale has an MA in Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education (Distinction). She is a member of BAAT, BACP and PAC. She runs workshops in drama schools (Guildhall, Central, East 15, Drama Centre, RADA, BRIT) that deepen self awareness and support compassionate understanding of self and other, whilst asking how we want to create change in the world. She recently created a performance with Guildhall students in the city for the climate strike on September 20th. She is a member of Extinction Rebellion and the mother of a passionate activist.

Polly also runs an arts based counselling service at The International School of Screen Acting in London. She has worked within the NHS with survivors of sexual abuse, as well as with homeless groups, and prisoners. She has a private practice in South East London.

Polly was Artistic Director of touring theatre company Shared Experience, with productions she wrote and directed regularly transferring to the West End and touring internationally. These included the award winning trilogy: BRONTE; JANE EYRE and AFTER MRS ROCHESTER (winner Best Director Evening Standard Awards, and Time Out Best West End Production). She also wrote and directed MINE, SPEECHLESS and MERMAID. Her plays continue to be performed nationally and internationally and are available from Nick Hern books. Her work is on the school syllabus.

Sunday - VGN Climate Summit
1:00pm

Climate Anxiety and Climate Despair

Climate anxiety is spreading and beginning to permeate therapists’ consulting rooms. Many of climate change’s earliest alarm-ringers, those such as activists and scientists, are at times having to face unmanageable feelings of despair, anger and grief. The Climate Psychology Alliance is responding to a growing volume of calls for support. Join three panellists from the alliance who have some insight into how to manage these sometimes overwhelming emotions about our planet’s future.

Auditorium full timetable

Sunday
1:00pm

Climate Anxiety and Climate Despair

Climate anxiety is spreading and beginning to permeate therapists’ consulting rooms. Many of climate change’s earliest alarm-ringers, those such as activists and scientists, are at times having to face unmanageable feelings of despair, anger and grief. The Climate Psychology Alliance is responding to a growing volume of calls for support. Join three panellists from the alliance who have some insight into how to manage these sometimes overwhelming emotions about our planet’s future.

VGN Climate Summit full timetable