I offer a creative, social and therapeutic art space to groups and individuals both in a studio setting and outdoors in nature.
Art therapy involves creating images, with the support of a trained therapist, using a variety of art materials. It is talking about the art you have created and what it means to you that will help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings. Sessions take place in a safe space, a relaxed atmosphere in a non-judgemental environment. No art experience is necessary just a willingness to have a go.
Who is art therapy for?
I work with children, young people and adults with an approach that considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Making art in a therapy session can be useful for people who find it difficult to express themselves in words or are maybe frustrated that words are sometimes not enough.
What happens in an art therapy session?
It's up to you! You will have an hour to choose and use a variety of art materials; talking as you are making or have time for quiet. Sometimes you may need to be more interactive and I will help you reflect on what you have made, sharing thoughts and feelings and maybe exploring solutions. Sessions focus on the art making process rather than the finished piece of work, so I will keep art made in a safe place for you to revisit another time.
We can decide how many sessions you would like at the initial meeting and you can set your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as an Arts Psychotherapist since 2010 with a wide range of clients in a variety of settings:
- Schools - both primary and secondary
- Children and Young People affected by domestic abuse
- Complex learning difficulties and disabilities
- Adult Mental Health
- Dementia sufferers and their carers
- Bereavement Support
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- MA in Art Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Stress Reduction Training
- Bereavement support training
- Nature Based Psychotherapy Training
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
- Refugee Support Training and working with Asylum Seekers
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 for individuals.
- I have a full and recent DBS check and Personal Liability Insurance
I have a private studio in a beautiful, peaceful setting just outside Brockenhurst, about 15 minutes walk from the train station and within easy reach to Lymington, Lyndhurst and New Forest locations. I work therapeutically both inside and outside in a private garden.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and some evenings
Types of client