Rowan Day, MA, (Reg BACP)
‘Art is powerful because it touches places words cannot reach’
In a safe, facilitating and sensitive environment, I work creatively with clients on their own journey through the challenges of life, helping them to discover a new direction or to heal old wounds.
Therapeutic Arts Counselling, is a one-to-one therapy that uses art and creativity as a medium for communication, and is suitable for both adults and children.
Artistic activity helps people express, explore and share feelings and thoughts, that may be more challenging to address through talking alone, and can help them find new ways to heal and affect change on many levels.
There is no prerequisite for art experience or skill, the emphasis is not on creating beautiful finished art pieces, but on the creative activity itself, as a tool for exploring the challenges an individual may be facing. Out of which many deep and sometimes hidden gems arise.
I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Arts Counsellor, and hold a post graduate qualification. Using a wide range of materials and techniques, and drawing from humanistic, transpersonal and anthroposophical art therapy and counselling approaches, I use an integrative approach to my work, drawing on many different ways of working, to sensitively tailor the sessions to meet the client’s individual needs.
I have experience working with adults on a private basis with a wide range of different issues, from anxiety, depression, life direction, anger and loss, to name a few. As well as running groups for elderly clients in care home settings.
I also have experience working with children and young people, between the ages of five and eighteen, in schools and on a private basis, with very varied needs. My aim is to help children tell their stories in a non-confrontational way, exploring difficult feelings and experiences, through creativity, play and talking. Supporting psychological, emotional, educational, social and physical development and difficulties, within a safe facilitating environment.
Children who may benefit are those:
·Experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
·With social and communication difficulties.
·Struggling with life events – bereavement, changes in family life, illness.
·Who are refugees or are seeking asylum.
·Who have suffered abuse, bullying or trauma.
·With learning difficulties or physical disabilities.
·With Autistic spectrum Disorders.
·In danger of school exclusion.
I am passionate about my work, and building a meaningful therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe and held in their own process. Drawing from my own life experiences and struggles, as well as my extensive training, I aim to create a warm, safe, understanding and sensitive environment to creatively explore, find new direction and effect change.
I am committed to my own ongoing professional development, and I keep up to date with new techniques and ways of working. I am also registered with the BACP and I adhere to their codes of practice.
I also teach trainees in Therapeutic Arts Counselling at post graduate level.
Training, qualifications & experience
C & G Level 7 Masters Award - Transpersonal Arts Counselling
Level 3 - Counselling Studies
Level 2 - Counselling Studies
Children protection training - with DevonCap
I hold an up to date DBS certificate for working with children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I offer an initial introductory consultation free of charge.
1 hours session is £35.
Some concessions are available for those on low incomes..
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability both daytime and evenings.
Types of client