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Clare Faulkner MA Art Psychotherapist BAAT Approved Private Practitioner

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18
+447919287253 +447919287253 Registered / Accredited
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18

About me

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.

Please note - I am not offering face to face sessions at this current time due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

However, I can offer Skype sessions as an alternative, perhaps with a view to resuming face to face sessions when professional and Government guidance changes.

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).

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

HCPC

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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Fees

I also offer a sliding scale of fees, dependant upon financial circumstances starting at £40 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

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.

Broom
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Availability during office hours, and some evenings and weekends. Please contact for further details.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme
Clare Faulkner MA Art Psychotherapist BAAT Approved Private Practitioner

Clare Faulkner MA Art Psychotherapist BAAT Approved Private Practitioner