Olatunde Spence MA Art Psychotherapy, HCPC Reg. BAAT Member
My name is Olatunde Spence, I run Akoma Healing H’Arts using creativity to connect, inspire and heal.
When it's hard to find the right words..............................
In times of crisis we can all feel overwhelmed. Akoma Healing H’Arts provides a space for you to work on your difficulties and find creative solutions.
Making art is therapeutic, talking about your art can help you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and moods.
I have lived experience of emotional and psychological difficulties and am an active member of Action For M.E. the UK’s leading charity for people affected by the long-term, disabling condition (CFS, or M.E./CFS).
"If art doesn't make us better then what on earth is it for" Alice Walker
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist and community development worker based in Manchester. I am HCPC registered, fully insured, a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists and a member of Black and Asian Therapists Network.
I provide support to adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, long term physical health problems, negative or distressing voices, parenting and relationship conflicts. I have been involved with the International Hearing Voices Movement for a number of years.
I also offer EMDR as a therapy for Trauma. For more information please contact me by email for charges.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Hearing Voices Approach
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I charge £45.00 per hour for individual sessions and £90.00 per for group sessions for art psychotherapy. I do provide therapy for students and people on low incomes and have sliding scales of charges.
I have different rates for EMDR Therapy - please email me for more information about EMDR charges.
‘Late last year, we were forunate enough to work alongside Ms Olatunde Spence for a documentary on mental health and wellbeing in professional sport.
Having previously suffered from depression, our guest was treated with extreme care by Ms Spence. She was supportive in her approach, as well as friendly and sensitive to our guests past and current mental and emotional state. Throughout the session, Ms Spence remained effortlessly caring and gentle, taking her time to help the guest to understand art therapy and its benefits and how to go about working on their piece of art, introducing them to art materials and encouraging their creativity.'
Liberty Media Productions
"The art therapy sessions allowed me to rekindle my creative and innovative self which had been suppressed by numerous life issues and experiences. It provided me with a platform to stop, think and reflect on my journey in life and to reprocess all my worries and concerns to move forward with my life(Counselling student).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client