Anna De Sousa, Counselling And Integrative Arts Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- 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 £48 per session.
- Appointments available day time and early evening.
If you would like to arrange an appointment or for further information please contact me via e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone on 077382 76735.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Types of client