Claire Hilton - Art Therapist (MA)
Art Therapy is a type of talking therapy where there are art materials available to express feelings in a visual and exploratory way. It can be really useful when things are too overwhelming to talk about or just feel a bit suck and raw.
Hello, My name is Claire and I am a registered Art therapist working with adults in the community with a room in Worcester city centre. I offer a laid back service where the space can be used however it is needed, for self expression discussion and some self exploration. Whatever brings you through the door, I am here to bear witness and experience this together.
Art therapy doesn't require any previous artistic knowledge or ability, no art has to be made at all. Visual materials are available to explore and express things in a new and different way. All you need is a commitment to the processes of therapy which can take time and energy. The focus is around building a positive relationship where difficult feelings and experiences can be shared and explored in a safe confidential space.
Often when things are difficult to talk about or understand, another element of expression can help to give the subject the space and attention it needs. This often helps people to gain more understanding and move forward in a more positive way. Together we can learn more about where you are and process things that are stuck or causing upset or distress.
Art therapy can help with:
- Anxiety and stress
- Self expression and understanding
- Unexplained physical symptoms such as fatigue or pain
- Experiences such as trauma that can be difficult to process or express
- Understanding yourself, your feelings and relationships
- Feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.
- Depression or feeling sad
- Major family/life changes (including loss or abandonment)
- Not feeling yourself, lack of confidence or self esteem
- and much more.
In each session materials will be provided and art making will be encouraged, there will also be time to talk about things before and after - or both. The artwork can then be included in the discussion and reflected on together - no judgement or assumptions.
More information on Art Therapy can be found here https://www.baat.org/About-Art-Therapy
I am also available for clinical supervision for Therapists working within MDT settings - specialising in freelance caseload management.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Art Psychotherapy from Derby University
- BAAT (British Association of Art Therapy) registered and HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council) registered.
- Began Private Practice (adult groups and 1:1 sessions available) January 2017
- Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust - Adult Mental Health Services 2013-2016
- Charitable Sector - Arts in Health Organisation Manager and Creative Director 2014-2017.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently offering Zoom or Phone sessions for £35 per sessions or £30 if booking a 10 session block. **Covid-19**
Concessions offered for
In your first session we will meet and you can get a feel for the space and how the sessions can be expected to run - you are under no obligation after one session to continue.
This is a personal decision as to whether you think you we would be able to work together and everyone is different. You will leave with an understanding of our contracts and we will both decide if we continue working together. Text for a call back and to arrange an initial consultation (£25).