Clare Faulkner MA Art Psychotherapist
Have you ever become engrossed in a doodle or a scribble? I believe there has always been much in common between creativity and healing, whether it is through image making, music or any creative pursuit, the creative process enables a restorative and expressive journey to heal and recover. My interest in arts and creativity combined with my experiences of working in the NHS led me to train as an Art Psychotherapist and I am able to offer private individual sessions from my studio practice near to Biggleswade. I am also able to offer group work and clinical supervision.
Art Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings through the medium of art. Art psychotherapy can help improve confidence, self esteem and communication. Art Therapy is non-directive and non-threatening and verbal responses are not always necessary - it relies on alternative means of communication other than speech. No previous experience of art making or artistic ability is required.
For further information please call or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in the adult and child mental health field where I have worked with people suffering from depression, schizophrenia and psychosis. I also have experience of working with people who have substance misuse issues, people with a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum, including Asperger's, people with a Learning Disability, and individuals who have no diagnosis but wish to enter into therapy to enable change in their lives.
I have facilitated one to one sessions and therapeutic art based groups for over 10 years with a range of different client groups in both residential and community settings, working with children, young people and adults.
Alongside my private practice I facilitate Art Psychotherapy sessions for charitable organisations and local authorities. I am a member of The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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I also offer a sliding scale of fees, dependant upon financial circumstances starting at £40 for a 50 minute session.
I can offer a safe, welcoming space for individuals and couples. I try to facilitate a creative space to enable thought and reflection where emotions and feelings can be explored safely, through the medium of art and creativity, drawing on integrative psycho therapeutic practices.
Using my skills and expertise, I will work alongside you to facilitate creativity, and an environment where we can work together to bring about therapeutic change.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability during office hours, and some evenings and weekends. Please contact for further details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|