34-44 Tunstall Road
I am an Arts Psychotherapist whose works in an integrative way. My practice is based in South West London. My strengths lie in my ability to offer those I am working with a new relational (relationship) experience for the first time. I create an environment of trust, warmth and acceptance, containment with a safe place to work with the whole self in a non-judgemental, non- directive, integrative way and sensitive to the needs of those who I work with. Working in an integrative way means that I draw on different theories and the use of the arts to support my practice.
What to except
People come to art psychotherapy because they are experiencing some distress in their life which prevents them from relating to their world and others in a meaningful and forefilling way. I have a deep compassion and a profound belief in the human capacity to change. At the cornerstone of all psychotherapy is the relationship with the psychotherapist and the individual. I seek to develop this relationship and support your awareness through image making, body awareness, mindfulness, role play, storytelling to enable you to connect with and express your inner thoughts and feelings which are hard to explain in words.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & qualification
- MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE/London Metropolitan University)
- Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic Applications of the Arts (IATE)
- MA Criminology (Metropolitan University)
- Diploma in Black Therapy (Black Therapy Association)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmith's University)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (Polytechnic of North London)
- Accelerated Trauma Treatment levels 1 & 2
- Approved Adoption Counseling/Psychotherapist (Link Barnardo's)
- Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Art Psychotherapist
- British Association of Art Therapist (BAAT)
- Institute of Art in Therapy & Education (IATE)
- Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I abide by their code of ethics and standards. I am DBS checked.
I am currently working as an honorary arts psychotherapist at the award winning women's psychotherapy service at Oxleas NHS Trust and I have been there since 2012. I have also worked at London Friend as an honorary art psychotherapist offering individual therapy to same sex couples.
I have co-facilitated two Art Therapy Group with Mindfulness for women with Post Traumatic Stress in Hackney. I worked as an honorary arts psychotherapist CNWL-NHS Trust, Mental Health Service and co-facilitated a slow open Art Therapy Group for men with severe mental illness, complex health needs and a history of offending behaviour.
I have over thirty year's experience of working with adults, children and families with complex needs within social services.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Sessions: £60.00 ( I am able to offer a sliding scale)
Sessions are 50 minutes and are held weekly at the same time and place. I offer sessions in the evening I offer an assessment which gives you the opportunity to explore what you want from therapy, your expectations and your goals.
I can offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation to see if we can work together on your journey of change.
I attend clinical supervision regularly and continuous professional development events and activities to ensure high standards of practice. I can also work with you if you have any issues relating to adoption
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client