Lin Revington, MRes In Art Psychotherapy, (BAAT Accred)
7 Sunnyview Higher Newmarket Road
01453 834505 / 07798 816687
- Build confidence
- Resolve grief
- Overcome anxiety
- Sort out relationship issues
- Process trauma
Sometimes feelings or thoughts or behaviours are upsetting or unwanted and you might have tried to change things by yourself without success.You might feel you are depressed, anxious or "going mad" and that you are the only one who thinks, feels or acts like this. It can then help to talk with someone about your worrying or distressing experiences.
Or perhaps you just want to do things differently and want to feel more confident.
I can offer you the opportunity to be listened to sensitively where you can address and understand your difficult feelings, challenge your patterns of thinking and behaviour, and have the opportunity of unraveling and understanding complex relationships.
I can also offer you the opportunity to develop an understanding of yourself and make different life choices and relationships. I am passionate about supporting my clients’ personal growth and in helping you to develop a greater sense of awareness, to improve your self-management, and to enhance your social awareness, allowing you to develop more meaningful relationships with others.
I offer supervision to clinicians and students either face to face or online.
I am trained to work in different ways and this allows me to match my approach to your need/s.
I am a trained and state registered Art Psychotherapist who can offer you counselling when words alone do not seem to be enough but images and words together may be able to convey what you want to say. Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as a way of communicating when words are difficult to find. It is not an art activity or art lesson and you do not need any previous experience or expertise in art. Working with art materials will give you the opportunity to experience a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships with others. In art psychotherapy your images are secure, and are neither assessed nor judged.
You may choose not to use the art materials and this would be respected.
I offer art psychotherapy for adults and young people.
I practice from the quiet and welcoming room and studio at KEYSTONE in Nailsworth, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
I am registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I offer short and long-term therapy and depending on your needs individual sessions or group sessions.
I have a deep trust, based on many years of experience, that the psychodynamic way of working will help you find the confidence you need to face and understand your challenges, and to move forward from your current situation.
I am also trained and experienced in the treatment of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sometimes disturbing life experiences can cause distressing physical symptoms and emotional distress. EMDR is a psychotherapy that allows you to heal from these distressing symptoms using the natural healing ability of your body. EMDR has been proven to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and can also be successful in treating anxiety or panic attacks, depression, stress, addictions, phobias, sleep problems, complicated grief and performance anxiety. It involves no medication or talking therapies. EMDR can be a brief focused treatment or part of a longer psychotherapy programme. EMDR sessions can be for 60 to 90 minutes.
I offer specialist EMDR treatment for addictions.
I trust the EMDR as a validated psychological treatment that can successfully treat PTSD. It can help with your disturbing responses to a traumatic event and with your difficulty to think or speak about what you are experiencing.
I offer EMDR to adults and parents.
Training, qualifications & experience
After a degree in Fine Arts, I studied Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, London University, returning later to complete a Masters in Research in Art Psychotherapy in which I evaluated the role of the image in trauma recovery.
I have been in private practice for many years. I have extensive experience working with bi-polar/manic depressive clients and I have discovered that using the creative process in therapy is a valuable and thoughtful way of working with this client base.
I have consistently added training courses to my knowledge base, particularly in attachment theory and in the field of trauma.
During my fourteen years’ experience I have worked with individual clients, groups, and communities. I have worked with trauma, grief and loss, medically-managed psychoses, and personal growth. Over the last three years my work in forensics has followed these same themes.
My trauma-focused work is with clients who have difficulties forming relationships because of early traumatic experiences, or who have experienced war, sexual assault, medical trauma, or community violence. Particularly important to me in this context is working with cultural awareness. My trauma work is supported by my current forensic experience.
I have a particular interest in working with grief and loss, supporting those who have to cope with loss in their daily lives and who want to understand and work with anger and guilt.
Using an attachment model of recovery I also work individually with clients with medically managed psychosis and schizophrenia, and who want continued support during their mental health recovery. My current experience with mental health issues supports this work.
EMDR training: I trained with Alexandra Richman and her training is approved by EMDR International Association and by EMDR Europe Association. I am registered with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and working towards accreditation.
I am in regular supervision and am committed to my continued professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Sessions are usually weekly and last around 60 minutes. You can agree through regular reviews how long you wish to continue. There is no obligation to commit to a fixed number of sessions beforehand.
Session (60 minutes) £40 (face to face)
Initial consultation (20 -30 minutes) Free (face to face, by phone or Skype)
Assessment (90 minutes) £67 (face to face)
Payment is made at each session, either by cash or cheque.
Making an appointment
If you would like to know more about the psychological therapies or EMDR please telephone, email or book an initial consultation. This will give you a chance to find out more about the psychological therapies and know if you would like to continue.
The best way to make an appointment is to call my mobile 077 988 16687. If I am in session please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
You can also email me at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
I abide by the BAAT’s and HCPC's code of ethics. This is the foundation of my approach to psychotherapy, which takes a creative, inclusive, and compassionate view of recovery.
My method of practice is either short-term face-to-face, or long-term face-to-face sessions.
My many years’ experience working with early trauma, single event trauma, and complex trauma allows me to offer you the opportunity to heal and understand how the traumatic experiences are held in the body and how this may disrupt your everyday functioning.
I also work with a wide range of everyday issues, including personal self-development, attachment problems, loss and grief.
I have expert experience in working with you if you are going through any form of life transition, or if you have social or relationship issues.
I can also work with you if you suffer from postnatal depression, low moods or sudden mood changes.
My years of experience working with symptoms of psychosis can support you if you are finding your diagnosis and symptoms challenging.
Art Psychotherapy is an excellent approach if you are struggling with Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression. This psychological support is very rewarding and helpful when trying to manage the symptoms.
Finally I offer support for you if you are anxious, if you are on medication to manage psychosis, schizophrenia or dissociative disorders or if you self-harm.
Other areas of counselling available
- Personal therapy for students studying art psychotherapy
- Individual and group supervision for clinicians and organisations
- Group reflective practice for organisations
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Friday, Monday morning & evenings
Types of client