Welcome I'm Adele, Art Therapist I am registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapist) HPC (Health Professional council) and abide by there code of ethics.
Accredited with BACP (British association of councellors and psychotherapists), I hold a current CRB and I have full indemnity insurance.
I have many years experience working in psychological services in adult mental health and learning disabilities. In my private practice I work with a wide variety of concerns, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, problems coping with day to day life, lack of confidence and low self esteem.
There could be many reason why you may be thinking about art therapy/counselling from dealing with adverse life events to feeling over whelmed by difficult feelings that affect your day to day life.
You may be considering counselling because you want to understand yourself and your relationships better, either personally or in your workplace you may consider talking about something difficult or painful that you have been struggling with.
I offer a safe confidential space, I can help you make links between your present difficulties and your past experiences. Recognising and understanding your problems will help you cope better and feel more in control of your life.
Your first consultation will give you the opportunity to tell me about your concerns and what has brought you to therapy, you may wish to think about what we have talked about before you decide that counselling is your way forward.
I work one to one and I also run groups. One of my groups is a reflective art therapy group for people coming to terms with life changes an example being retirement, redundancy, loss.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons degree in fine art
- MA art therapy university of Hertfordshire
- Counselling pasterol foundation St. Albans. Hertfordshire
- Mentalization approaches Maudsley Hospital London
- Mentalization approaches to art psychotherapy ICAPT (international centre of art psychotherapy)
- psychodynamic theory Tavistock clinic London
- supervisor training BAAT (British association of art therapists)
I have worked for many years in the NHS within the directorate of adult and adolescent mental health both in patient and day care, I have also been part of the community mental health team, I have extensive experience working with people with learning disabilities and autism. I have also worked with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
In my private practice I work with individuals and couples offering both open ended and time limited therapy.
I offer supervision to other therapists as well as art therapist's counselling students and allied health professionals.
I also work with people experiencing difficulties in their day to day lives, eating disorders, depression, loss and bereavement, PTSD and attachment difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Until recently I have worked as the family support bereavment team manager, for one of Sue Ryder hospices, the team consisted of 17 highly trained counselling volunteers, psychodynamic, person centured and cruse trained we also offered placements for final year counselling students.
Individual Counselling £40-£50 per session
Couple counselling £40-£50 per session
Student rates available
Telephone or on line Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 19.00 Face to face Tuesday to Friday 10am to 18.00
I work with adults, older adults and couples
Sometimes it is difficult to articulate how you feel or what your problems may be. The arts offer a way to process feelings in a safe and contained way,
there are no requirements to be artistic to benefit from this way of working. I work as an art therapist when specifically requested and also groups with special needs.
Any images made will be kept safe until the end of therapy when you will have the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the work.
For any questions you may have please phone or email me and I will respond as soon as possible.
I must stress that any information you may give me will be held in the strictest confidence.