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Counselling And Integrative Arts Therapy

About me

Hi and welcome to my profile. I offer one to one counselling and Integrative Arts Therapy to adults, teenagers and children from the age of 9.

What is Integrative Arts Therapy ?
Integrative Arts Therapy means that we can use a variety of arts including painting, sandtray, movement, puppets, story telling, clay and poetry to help us explore difficult feelings, emotions or life situations.

How can it help ?
Creating something visual can help us to see a problem in a different way. Images, symbols and metaphor can give us a new language and bring us insight and understanding to situations where words alone may be limiting. It can be helpful for those who find it difficult to express how they feel, or words have become a way to avoid or block feelings. The arts can help us to feel more confident, help us acknowledge parts of ourselves considered unworthy or unlikeable and allow us to feel more present and in the moment.

Do I need to be good at art ?
You do not have to be good at art. Scribbles, lumps of clay, splodges of paint, or even just tearing up bits of paper are all forms of creatively expressing yourself. It's not about producing something beautiful , it's about using materials, colours or movement to help you express feelings. My role is not to interpret what you do but to help you find your own meaning and ways through situations.


Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Integrative Approach. (Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapy)

Diploma in The Therapeutic And Educational Application of the Arts

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have been qualified as a Counsellor since 2002 and have worked in a variety of settings including Universities, Drug and Alcohol Projects, Youth Services and Secondary Schools. I supervise other counsellors and occasionally run wellbeing workshops using creative mediums. I frequently participate in training and workshops to develop my work. I have regular and ongoing supervision to ensure I practice safely and ethically.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

  • Counselling Sessions are £40 per hour, this includes initial sessions.
  • Concessions are available for trainee counsellors,students or for individuals on lower incomes, please contact me to discuss options.
  • Counselling Supervision is £50 per session.
  • Appointments available day time and early evening.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays and Wednesday after 3 Tuesdays all day and Thursdays after 12.

Further information

If you would like to arrange an appointment or for further information please contact me via e-mail at anna.i.desousa@gmail.com, or by phone on 077382 76735.

The Wellness Room, The Courtyard Crickhowell, 43 Standard Street, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Additional languages

Portuguese