Saira Todd

Saira Todd

Victoria Works
London Road
Chalford
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 8HN

07808 173796

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Victoria Works
London Road
Chalford
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 8HN

07808 173796

About me

I am a counsellor and arts psychotherapist working in a studio in Chalford, on the London Road between Stroud and Cirencester. I work individually with children, young people and adults and with groups using the creative process and different art forms to help explore thoughts and feelings. People have different tastes and preferences so I offer different ways of exploring: sand tray, painting, clay, music, roleplay, writing, as well as talking. Being creative and making things can help to understand feelings and experiences especially when words are hard to find. Sometimes when a difficulty has been drawn or made and is right there in front of us, it is easier to talk about. This is playful work that takes the person and their story seriously.

Anyone can make art that means something and no one has to be 'good' at it!

Arts psychotherapy is for anyone who is curious, who wants to know more about who they are; and for anyone who feels stuck or trapped by their own history and is struggling to understand themselves and how they are in the world.

There is free parking on the A419, or sessions could be taylored to the sporadic bus service! My studio is on the first floor and there is no disability access at the Victoria Works but if you have mobility problems I am happy to do home visits or can arrange alternative ground floor access.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in the NHS with outpatients in the community, for a counselling charity, in primary schools and in private practice. I have worked in the creative and performing arts for many years and have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I have experience working in the area of disability issues and continue to work training medical students in consultation skills and psychiatry.

As well as the exploratory and existential aspects of a person's life experience, the sorts of issues I have experience working with adults include:

  • Sexual, emotional and physical abuse
  • Trauma
  • Complex mental health problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders

The sorts of issues I have experience working with children and young people include:

  • Separation anxiety and attachment
  • Developmental trauma
  • Dealing with changes in the family
  • Issues of adolescence and transition to young adulthood
  • Eating disorders


I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am a member of the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education and the British Association of Art Therapists. I abide by these organisations' codes of professional and ethical conduct, am fully insured and hold a DBS certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

For adults I charge £20 for an initial try-out meeting and then £40 per 60 minute session subsequently. I can work both short term (4-6 sessions) and long term.

For children and young people I charge £20 for an initial try-out meeting and £35 per subsequent session.

Maps & Directions

Stroud, GL6 8HN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have some day slots available as well as evening and after school times.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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