Evie (Yvonne) Prescott
As an art therapist I work from a psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic approach.
I have extensive experience, over the past sixteen years, of working with people throughout the whole life course; pre-school children, children and young people, adults and older adults.
Our early experiences of families and the groups we belong to affect and shape the person we become. Taking time together, with the therapist, to explore our personal history allows understandings to form and awareness of the self to develop. How we form relationships, how we make life choices for ourselves and how we attend to our own wellbeing are all rooted in these early experiences.
For some; our present difficulties may arise from traumatic events; bereavement and loss, or significant life events. Here it may be useful to make use of the confidential therapeutic space to attend, with care, to responses to these events. This is different for everyone, there is no ‘right way’. The therapist and each person develop a unique relationship, attending to what the person brings and what it is they need. This may include: the chance to talk and be heard, a quiet place, time to rest, time to explore creatively, time and space for oneself, and time to allow feelings to be acknowledged.
For some the cause of our difficulties may not be so obvious. Experience of low mood, sadness or depression, feeling stuck or isolated can be troublesome to explain or understand. When understandings around difficulties are hard to reach, it may be helpful to work in a non verbal way. Using art materials can help to explore and acknowledge unconscious material in a symbolic way. It is not necessary to be good at art or have any previous experience of using art materials.
Sharing the images made in art therapy with the therapist present can help awareness of the self to develop. The therapist does not interpret the image, their role is to support the person to find their own meaning, to allow feelings to surface and acknowledge what may be present. All images, paintings, drawings and models made in the session are treated in a confidential way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have sixteen years experience as an art therapist, providing individual and group work therapy sessions.
I also provide open art therapy studio sessions for larger groups, which may focus on experiential learning, therapy or emotional support.
I am a BAAT registered art therapy supervisor.
I provide training therapy for: art therapy, music therapy, play therapy and counselling trainees.
I hold a post-graduate diploma in art therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individual sessions - £50
Clinical supervision - £45
Trainee therapy - £45
Groupwork fees are negotiable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|