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Hello and welcome.
I am an Arts Psychotherapist working outside offering Creative Nature Therapy. I have worked for many years in private practice, supporting clients using art as a co-created language.
Some of the presenting issues I have worked with include; separation and divorce, depression, anxiety, existential crisis, and a sense of feeling lost. I have particular experience working with adults and those suffering from long term health issues.
Alongside psychotherapy, I am a creative person with a passion for big skies, birds and sewing.
What type of therapy is it?
Creative Nature Therapy combines Integrative Arts Psychotherapy with Eco-Therapy. This provides a unique approach that brings together the healing power of the natural world with the expressive qualities of the arts. You will be able to explore and express your emotions in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will work to shed light on the issues that are troubling you.
Initially, I suggest a free 30 minute consultation to get to know one another, this will be online or by phone. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes in length and charged at £60. I also offer indoor Arts Psychotherapy at £80.
Where are the outdoors sessions?
The sessions take place in woodland, alongside the river Cam. The space provides a varied habitat for birds, plants, fungi and mammals to explore. At times, we may leave the trees to explore the adjacent semi-rural meadow and grazing land. During weather warnings, sessions may be held online.
There is car and bicycle parking available, good bus links and access to toilet facilities.
What if I have additional needs or fears?
All bodies are welcome. If you have any additional needs or are worried about accessing outdoor psychotherapy for any reason please get in touch. Working at a pace that is physically sustainable for us both is essential to creating an environment where we can explore what brought you to psychotherapy.
How to get in touch?
If you would like to discuss working together please get in touch via email or through my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, BA (Hons) Social Work and HCPC registered.
I trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London and graduated with an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. My previous education includes a postgraduate diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts and a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work.
I have worked with individuals and groups in a variety of different clinical settings. These have been in the NHS, local charities and private practice. Each person is complex and brings a range of experiences. Some of these I have worked with are; divorce and separation, anxiety and stress, depression, traumatic brain injury and stroke, mental ill-health within the NHS, historic physical abuse, isolation and loneliness, attachment difficulties, existential crisis, long term illness and pain management.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term illness
£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
The first consultation is free and lasts 30 minutes.
During this time we will discuss what brought you to psychotherapy and areas you would like to explore. It is a time for us to find out if we could work together, to set some boundaries and loosely agree our aims.
All subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes in length and together we will gradually introduce the arts in a way that feels right for you and your process. Outdoor and online sessions are charged at a rate of £60 per session. I also offer indoor Arts Psychotherapy at £80.
Please note: I work term time only and my fees are reviewed annually.
Please get in touch if you are on low income, facing hardship or are finding it difficult to access Psychotherapy for other reasons.
When I work
I work during daylight hours, term time only. Please get in touch for up to date availability.
I believe psychotherapy is a place to explore and be curious about oneself and that this requires courage and commitment. It may take time for a client to find the right therapist to meet their needs. At times I may feel that a client would benefit from a different approach and would refer on to another professional or service.
The therapeutic relationship is central to my practice, I believe it is important to create a safe space where exploration can take place. This is based on trust and can take time to establish, depending on the client's needs. Although using art or the creative process is not essential, I believe it aids the therapeutic process and will help a client make the most of their journey in psychotherapy.
My orientation is predominantly humanistic. However, as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, I understand a wide range of theoretical orientations. I tailor my approach to the individual client or groups and often use attachment theory to help me understand a client's world. In practice this means working with what a client brings on that day, working in the moment and using gestalt techniques to interact with the art. I am very inspired by nature and the outside world and try to integrate this into my practice.
As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, I work with a client's creative process, this can include using a variety of materials. The following is not an exhaustive list and I am open to exploring new media; Clay, Fine Art, Poetry, Puppetry, Sand Tray, Figurines, Postcards, Movement, Drama, Music, Embroidery, Knitting, Origami, Voice/Sound.