Kathryn Cooper MA, HCPC reg

Kathryn Cooper MA, HCPC reg

One Thoresby Street
1 Thoresby Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 1AJ

07763884091

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One Thoresby Street
1 Thoresby Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 1AJ

07763884091

About me

Hello, welcome to my profile! I am a trained art psychotherapist based in Nottingham. I graduated in 2013 and have since worked with many clients in educational settings, care homes and in the NHS.

I can provide you with a safe space to talk about what is important to you. I am happy to see you on a short or long term basis. The focus of the therapy and how we set it up will be to meet your wishes and needs.

When clients come to see me art materials are always present to be used if they feel like it. Art materials are often very useful if you don't feel like talking or are struggling to put your feelings into words. Sometimes we can feel like all we do is talk, you might feel 'all talked out' or like you are going in circles when you talk about something that is particularly upsetting to you. This is when art making, even very very simple mark making can help to unlock things. It can offer a beautiful, joyful way out of negative thinking.

Art making skills and art making are not at all necessary to work with me. I welcome clients who just want to talk.

I am psycho-dynamically trained, which means that I listen very deeply and non-judgmentally to what you talk to me about. Often life's problems are easy to cope with, and most of the time family and friends can help. Sometimes things can be overwhelming, we can feel we are going through the motions or our relationships with people seem to have hit rock bottom. This is when counseling can provide relief.

Please email me or leave a message on my phone for full details and to begin to get to know me. I will return your call as soon as I can.

Initially we will have a phone conversation to talk more about what I can do for you and then if you are happy to continue we will arrange a free 50 minute consultation session in my therapy space.

Art Materials
In the consultation session, if you are interested in the art materials at that time, I will give you a guided tour of the art therapy materials. There are artist's quality materials, from clay to paint; digital camera, computer drawing tablet and access to a mac.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1999 - 2002, Nottingham Trent University.

MA Art Psychotherapy, 2011- 2013, Goldsmiths, University of London


Art therapy is a state regulated profession. I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I work within the ethical and moral codes and guidelines of both HCPC and BAAT.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative block
Creative inhibitions
Feeling Stuck
Ruminating
Over talking
Over thinking

Photos & videos

  • Creative Counsel
  • Creative Counsel

Fees


Free initial 50 minute consultation.
£35-£50 per 50 mins thereafter.

Further information

My art therapy room is situated in central Nottingham inside One Thoresby Street - artist run studio space.

One Thoresby Street website:
http://onethoresbystreet.org

Here's the building on google maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/3iP6iDcKDx82

Coming by Foot
The building is located ten minutes walk from Nottingham Contemporary, the city centre and the train station.

Coming by Car
There is parking at One Thoresby Street. To get to the car park turn off the A612 on to Evelyn Street, take the next right for the car park.

Coming by Bus
From the city centre the 44 stops over the road from One Thoresby Street and Biocity, which can be caught on Upper Parliament Street outside Boots.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG1 1AJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

9-5 Weekdays, happy to consider appointments outside of these times also.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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