Kathryn Cooper MA, HCPC reg
One Thoresby Street
1 Thoresby Street
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 are not at all necessary for art therapy. I will never judge your art making. I will work with you to think about what your images or objects mean to you.
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. I will return your call or email as soon as I can, then I can begin to assess how best to help you with your difficulties.
Initially, we will have a phone conversation to talk more about your difficulties and to find out what your needs are, then if I feel I can help we will arrange a 50 minute assessment session to see if art therapy feels right for you.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
Free initial 50 minute consultation.
£50 per 50 mins thereafter.
My art therapy room is situated in central Nottingham inside One Thoresby Street - artist run studio space.
One Thoresby Street website:
Here's the building on google maps:
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9-5 Weekdays, happy to consider appointments outside of these times also.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|