Welcome. Jan Carlton is a registered Art Psychotherapist - Jan helps individuals with their emotional wellbeing. Jan holds private and public sector experience as an Art Psychotherapist. Her focus includes depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and self esteem, as well as specific problems faced by women. An initial assessment meeting helps you to see if you are comfortable with Jan, discuss what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and decide if therapy could benefit you.
Art therapy helps you express yourself through art media. You do not require any drawing skills. An objective of art therapy is to help you creatively examine whatever worries you and express yourself in a safe environment.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates Art Therapy for the treatment of Schizophrenia.
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties that you may be faceing. It explores your thoughts, emotions and significant events in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or find appropriate ways of coping, working towards a solution.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Arts
University of Derby (UK)
Graduated in November 2007
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Art Psychotherapist since September 2007.
- British Association of Arts Therapists (BAAT) Full member since 2007.
I abide by the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I abide by the code of ethics set by the British Association of Arts Therapists (BAAT).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Panic Disorder
- Self Esteem
- Individual £35 - 60 minutes
- Group £10 - 2 hours
Art is the best therapy of all, allowing us to express ideas, feelings and emotions. This can be done as a picture, story, abstract and even doodles, which can be drawn through free association. Doodling is like diverting the mind from what I call 'monkey mind', when your thoughts are all over the place and you feel anxious and don't know what to do with them. Art Therapy concentrates your mind into focusing on one process, the process of creation, in the here and now, not yesterday or tomorrow. We benefit from the interaction of creating something from ourselves, and those benefits are then evidenced by something solid that we have shared of ourselves.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 18:30 - 20:30 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Types of client