Jody Spargo (Registered Art Therapist)
I am a registered Art Therapist with over 15 years experience.
It is not always easy to translate our felt experience into words. Art Therapy uses images and the process of making images as an alternative way of exploring and addressing emotional and psychological issues.
It is a form of psychotherapy that is accessible for anyone. No experience or skill in art is needed to benefit.
In therapy art is not judged for its aesthetic merit and making “good art” is not the goal. Instead my aim is to help you to connect with the innate creativity present in each of us, from which new insights can emerge.
I have been lucky enough to work with people from very diverse backgrounds and across all age groups. I continue to be amazed by the way in which making images in the presence of another can help to make sense of experience, to build self-esteem and resilience and to find creative ways forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2001 and have been working as a registered Art Therapist since then.
I have experience in both the private and public sector, and a particular interest in bereavement, chronic illness and palliative care. I also have a lot of experience of working with children and younger people. In my private practice I am able to offer whole family work where appropriate.
I have learned with experience to be open in my approach, and to be guided by the needs of my clients. Although my original training was predominantly psychodynamic, systemic ideas and attachment theory also inform my practice. I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice from the Institute of Family Therapy. I have been lucky enough to work with people from very diverse backgrounds and across all age groups.
I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £35 for an initial meeting, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £45 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Wednesday
Types of client