I offer Integrative Arts Psychotherapy based in a consulting room in Bushey Health, Hertfordshire, offering privacy and safety, unrestricted parking, all in a quiet location that is designed to make you feel at ease (unfortunately no disabled access).
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy uses seven different art forms;-
- Sand tray
- Painting and drawing
- Body process
These practices can help address disorders such as anxiety depression, mid-life crisis, childhood abuse, autistic spectrum disorders, dissociation, marital problems. By utilising your imagination and creativity, we can work together to facilitate healing on a deeper level than talking can achieve alone.
Having initially studied Fine Art And Printmaking, I now have 20 years clinical experience working in various fields and settings including One to One, Couple Therapy, Group Art Psychotherapy, schools, psychiatric hospitals, voluntary sector with children, adolescents and adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified UKCP accredited Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. My training and approach is integrative, combining my creative/artistic background with a range of psychotherapeutic disciplines, including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Analytical Psychology.
- Fine Art And Printmaking DipAd
- Psychosynthesis, Counselling and Therapy
- Masters in Adult Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts, Therapy and Education.
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
- Training in Personal Development Coaching Hanover Foundation
- Supervision Skills, BAP (BFP)
- Foundation in Analytical Psychology SAP
- Jungian Process and Experience Group SAP
While developing my mainly adult private practice, I have worked in the voluntary sector helping vulnerable children and teenagers, in the private sector with parents who have children on the autistic spectrum and have run an Arts Psychotherapy Group for adults with various mental health issues.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I do offer telephone sessions as an interim measure between sessions with established clients, but not as a stand alone service.