Sinead Braiden, Art Therapist
I am an Art Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience, offering individual art therapy sessions to adults and children (age 5 upwards). Art Therapy helps people explore past and present issues through the use of chosen art media in a safe, welcoming and confidential environment.
My experience in the NHS and voluntary sector has been with a wide range of clients from all walks of life. Many have suffered traumatic experiences, abuse or neglect, whilst others have struggled with mental health issues. For me, the most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship before attempting to explore any deeper emotional issues creatively with a client.
Some clients simply want to learn more about themselves through increased creativity and self-reflection, having previously held an interest in art or become accomplished in art making.
I am also approved to provide clinical supervision for other Art Therapists or health and social care professionals from a psychodynamic/person centred orientation.
Training, qualifications & experience
BDes Hons (1st Class) University of Dundee (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design)
MSc Art Therapy
Currently enrolled on the Professional Doctorate programme at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Published paper: "Evaluation of a Short Training Programme for Foster Carers" (Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, September 2016 issue)
11 years post-qualifying experience in the NHS (adult psychiatry). 9 years post-qualifying experience in social services (children and young people in residential and foster care).
Post-qualifying training in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) to facilitator level
Level 1 Dyadic Developmental Attachment Psychotherapy
Generic Supervision Competencies for Psychological Therapies (NES)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£40 per session. 10% discount for block bookings (10 sessions).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays