As a registered Art Psychotherapist, I provide a confidential therapeutic service to those clients who may find verbal therapy difficult or may prefer a different way of expressing themselves. Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. The relationship between the therapist and the client is of central importance, but art therapy differs from other psychological therapies in that it is a three way process between the client, the therapist and the image or artefact. Thus it offers an opportunity for verbal as well as visual expression and communication and can be particularly helpful to people who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally.
I have worked with adults and families with a wide range of psychological difficulties, children in primary and secondary schools, young people and adults with profound learning disabilities, sex offenders and youth offenders.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Art Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Cert. Counselling Supervision
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (D. Hughes, level 1)
CBT and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Solution Focused Short-term Therapy
Risk Assessment with Children and Adolescents (CAMHS)
ADHD and Therapy (CAMHS)
Working with Attachment Disorders (CAMHS)
NSPCC Trained Trainer Safeguarding Children and Young People in Education
Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales
Integrative approach with strong psychodynamic grounding.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC - statutory state registration required for Art Psychotherapy as a regulated profession)
Member of British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disabilities, bereavement, sexual abuse, health related issues, working with former offenders released on license, youth offending, attachment disorders, school counselling and art therapy groups, personality disorders - particularly schizophrenia (multiple personality disorder)
Free telephone consultation
£40 Hourly fee
£50 Siblings or Parent-child session
Discounts are available for those in professional training for psychotherapy or counselling (including Play Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Music Therapy and Dance Movement Psychotherapy), who seek personal psychotherapy as a requirement of their training.
Counselling and arts therapies clinical supervision also available.
Discounts also available for block bookings and advance payments.
Art Psychotherapy is particularly effective with children, people with disabilities, siblings, parents wishing to engage in therapy with their children, and those who prefer non-verbal communication using symbolism and metaphor. However, this form of psychotherapy is particularly effective if you find it difficult to describe or verbalise what you are going through of if you enjoy creativity and visual expression.
Sessions can be held individually or in small groups with up to 4 people. Please enquire directly with Blanka if you need further information about fees for group therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I will be taking break from private practice until July 2017 due to practice relocation to Newport.
Supervision & training
Supervision offered to counsellors and arts therapists.View supervision profile