Josephine Canty

Josephine Canty

125 Taunton Road
SE12 8PA


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125 Taunton Road
SE12 8PA


About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist offering individual and group psychotherapy, couple counselling and supervision in South East London

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years in the NHS within a psychotherapy unit, privately and within organisations such as the Richmond Fellowship. I work with individuals, couples and groups. My experience includes working with a cross section of our population and I have felt my work over the years has been of value to my clients. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Art Psychotherapist.

Over the years I have become increasingly aware of how much we all need a nurturing social network, I find within the group we relearn how to relate to others, and within that supportive setting we are able to revisit old painful wounds and change old patterns of relating.

I work psycho dynamically, I am open to using images and dreams whatever enables us to get in touch with the unconscious issues that cause distress. I believe my approach is warm and containing. I now work within my private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Group Analyst Member IGA (Institute of group Analysis) 1997 Reg; UKCP
Art Psychotherapist Dip.A.T.R.A.Th ( Goldsmiths 1992)
Course for Supervisors IGA 2002

As a Qualified Group Analyst and Art Psychotherapist I have a background in developing art therapy and psychotherapy programs in various settings, for example setting up and running out patient groups for woman survivors of abuse, establishing Art Psychotherapy in HMS prison Bellmarsh, creating groups within drug rehabilitation centres as well as setting up groups for people with learning difficulties.

I have experience working with patients from diverse settings.

Training and supervising:

Supervision: Having worked in forensic settings for many years I continue to supervise psychotherapists working in this field. I also I supervise Art Psychotherapists, and Group Analysts.

Training: I have taught on the Group Psychotherapy and Art Psychotherapy courses at Goldsmiths College and have experience of four years conducting experiential groups for training counsellors at Whitley's College Roehampton.

Publications:Canty,J., (2009) "The Key to being in the right mind", in the International Journal of Art Therapy, 14 (1): 11-16 London: Routledge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual: £55
Supervision £60
Group £25
Couple's £75

Maps & Directions

London, SE12 8PA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

Supervision: Having worked in forensic settings for many years I continue to supervise psychotherapists working in this field.

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