I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist, having been in private practice for the last 20 years. I use an integrative approach,drawing on transpersonal and humanistic theories and offer short and long term therapy.
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE), Arts BA Hons (St Martins School of Art), & Diploma + Groupwork Practitioner status(Institute of Group Analysis),
I am currently a Senior Lecturer/tutor at The Institute of Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE) (M.A Level)
Why you might benefit from Counselling/Therapy
Over the years, people have seen me for all sorts of reasons. It may be that you are are going through a particular crisis at the moment, and although friends & family can partly help, the safe, non- judgemental, professional support of a psychotherapist could support you further, and hopefully also shed light on your emotional distress. Issues of difficult relationships, depression & anxiety can have many sources- together in therapy, such experiences can be compassionately explored together, so that some insight & peace may emerge to enrich rather than hinder your future.
My background is in the arts, and I am particularly interested in the imagination & creativity as a means to help explore and enrich our everyday lives.
It may be that although there is no particular current crisis, you would like the opportunity now to know yourself better in order to identify and hopefully fulfil some as yet unknown dreams.
How we would work together would depend on what you would like to bring, and the questions you have.
Integrating theories (I work with Attachment theory, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis & psychodynamic theory) and also by sometimes drawing on the arts during sessions, feelings & thoughts can be explored in a very safe, reassuring & rewarding way.
A brief description of possible Art forms to facilitate sessions:Therapy sessions can be facilitated through the use of different art forms (although using traditional verbal techniques are equally important at times). These include:
Art: The art image supports us to linger in the exploration of ourselves and inner world when, without it, we may run away from or avoid both.
Drama/Puppetry: Offers profound reflection on who we are and the roles we play. These art forms are also centrally concerned with how people change people, for better or worse, and the sort of connections we make with each other.
Sculpture/Clay:Sculpture offers a person the power to speak through touch. Its power lies more in the emotional resonance of substance.
Sandplay: Clients choose from a whole world of miniature people, animals and buildings and arrange them in the controlled space of the 'theatre of the sandbox'. This theatre then offers a profound overview of important life issues. Once feelings are organised and externalised in sandplay, they can be contemplated from a distance, and then assimilated.
Bodywork/Movement:It is also possible to work with what the body is already communicating symbolically, whether through posture, gesture and gait, or through illness and injury. Movement is integral to the very process of change.
Please call me if you would like to find out more. Leave a message if I don't answer with a time when it would be suitable for me to return your call.
I charge £70 for 50mins (some reduced fee rates for students/unemployed may be available)
Claire Loewe (M.A, U.K.C.P)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working professionally in this field since 2004.
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy that was awarded in 2004 by London Metropolitan University (IATE).
Foundation on Dance/Movement Psychotherapy. Roehampton
Diploma Training in Group work at the Institute Of Group Analysis, and Groupwork Practitioner status, London
I am UKCP registered.
I work as a Senior Lecturer and tutor at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (since 2010.)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £70 with lower rates available according to circumstances including low income and key workers. Do not hesitate to ask.