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Chloe Sparrow, BA (Hons), MA, Art Psychotherapist

Colchester, Essex, CO7
07724090802 07724090802 Registered / Accredited
Colchester, Essex, CO7

About me

Hello and welcome.

I am a qualified, registered and experienced Art Psychotherapist working in Wivenhoe, Essex. My approach to Art Psychotherapy is client-led, person-centred and psychodynamically informed. I am also inspired by Ecopsychotherapy and Environmental Arts Therapy practice. I offer Art Psychotherapy at the Treehouse Art Studio, which is a purpose built art studio set amongst the trees. It is quiet and comfortable with good facilities and parking. There are also public transport services nearby.

At the Treehouse Art Studio I offer Art Psychotherapy and Outdoor or Nature Based Art Psychotherapy. You can find out more about these below.

Please note that currently, all sessions are being offered online via Zoom. Outdoor sessions will begin soon, and sessions in the Treehouse Art Studio will resume as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.

What is Art Psychotherapy?

Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy practiced by qualified, registered Art Psychotherapists. It can provide you with an opportunity to use artmaking to explore issues or themes that are relevant and personal to you, and it can be used to explore a wide range of difficulties.

Art Psychotherapy is not the same as an art class or recreational activity, it is a form of therapy, offered in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. The purpose of artmaking in Art Psychotherapy is to facilitate personal growth and greater understanding of the self.

Artmaking is used as a tool for self expression rather than something to be ‘good’ at or not. Therefore no skill or experience is necessary in order to engage in the Art Psychotherapy process, but a willingness to engage with the art materials is preferable.

What is Outdoor or Nature Based Art Psychotherapy?

This is an approach to Art Psychotherapy informed by Ecopsychotherapy and Environmental Arts Therapy practice. It can involve working both inside and outside of the Treehouse Art Studio.

This approach is about working with nature, the aim is to explore how the natural world can support creativity and psychological wellbeing by examining our relationship with the natural world from a psychotherapeutic perspective. Artmaking using natural materials or settings may be encouraged.

About me:

I qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2014, having completed a Masters Degree at the University of South Wales. Since then I have worked in various healthcare settings with both individuals and with groups. I have also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and I continue to be interested in the arts, both as an observer and a maker. In addition to offering Art Psychotherapy at the Treehouse Art studio I am also employed by the NHS as an Art Psychotherapist.

Important things to know about me:

  • I am state registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an organisation that regulates health, psychological and care professionals in the UK to ensure they meet and maintain professional standards.

  • I am also a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), therefore committed to a recognised Code of Ethics and Standards of Proficiency.

  • If you decide to work with me you will be choosing someone with a passion for the arts who will endeavor to provide you with a service tailored to your needs in a unique setting.

Booking your first appointment:

To arrange an appointment, or for further information, you are welcome to contact me using the ‘Message me’ link, or by calling 07724090802. You can also visit my website www.chloesparrow.com

I look forward to hearing from you and will be glad to assist you with your enquiry.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Art Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

Currently: I work in the health service and private practice with individuals and small groups.

Previously: I worked in the health service; independent sector; private health sector and forensic services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


The British Association of Art Therapists

The British Association of Art Therapists

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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My fee is £50 per session. Each session lasts for one hour.

Art Psychotherapy and Outdoor or Nature Based Art Psychotherapy are charged at the same rate.

I offer a few spaces at a reduced rate to students and people who are on very low incomes or on benefits. Please discuss fees with me if you think this might apply to you.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

If you have any questions, or for further information, please visit my website www.chloesparrow.com where you will also find my blog on ‘Art, Nature and Therapy’: https://www.chloesparrow.com/chloes-blog and a list of Frequently Asked Questions which may be of help.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Knowledge of basic Makaton and BSL


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The Treehouse Studio is located within the garden of a private residential setting. Owing to the staircase at the entrance of the studio, it is not wheelchair accessible. However, other options are available if you would still like to consider my services


Sessions are available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, with some availability (limited) during evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Chloe Sparrow, BA (Hons), MA, Art Psychotherapist

Chloe Sparrow, BA (Hons), MA, Art Psychotherapist