Emma Cameron, MA. Integrative Arts Psychotherapist UKCP, HCPC
If you're a thoughtful, sensitive person who values creativity and the arts, Integrative Arts Psychotherapy could be the ideal approach for you. Currently I am working with all my clients online, as part of ethical practice around the coronavirus pandemic.
I use a form of psychotherapy/ counselling that taps into the deeper wisdom held in areas of brain and body that we can't always reach through verbal language or conscious reasoning. (Because let's face it: You're an intelligent person. If your issues could be solved through rationally thinking your way out of them, you'd have got that covered long ago!)
I particularly specialise in treating anxiety and overwhelm in sensitive people. This can include
- emotional problems
- panic attacks
- stress and overwhelm
- aftereffects of trauma
- night-time fears
The skills and exercises I use for treating anxiety are tailored and adapted specifically to fit each person's unique needs. My training and techniques are grounded in recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience. I regularly attend additional trainings in order to keep up to date with the latest relevant scientific discoveries and methods. I'm undertaking extended training in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and I now integrate this modality into my work with my clients. AEDP is a type of talk therapy which involves helping you with your emotions.
I also use EMDR as a special technique for helping clients who wish to activate their brain's natural capacity to heal from trauma and PTSD. EMDR can be done as a stand-alone short-term therapy (as few as 4 sessions may be enough, although 10 is average) OR it can be integrated into AEDP and Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
I have specific understanding of the needs, strengths and vulnerabilities of the HSP (Highly Sensitive Person).
What is Integrative Arts Psychotherapy?
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy actually isn't about being good at art, so there's no need to worry about your art skills! It's just an effective way of helping you access your inner wisdom, and express your feelings using different parts of your brain.
The art therapy process can lead you to feel calmer, more peaceful, and connected to a positive creative energy inside. Discovering yourself through images and arts materials, in the context of the trusting relationship with the therapist, can lead you to new insights, free you up, and really help you move on with your life.
What might we use?
- Visualisation & imagination
- Working with dreams
- Sand tray
- Felt-tip pens, crayons, pastels, charcoal, pencils
- Clay and play-dough
(Note: You will never be made to use an art form that you'd prefer not to use.)
So, if you're a thoughtful, sensitive, professional person who's been feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and stress - and if you simply yearn to understand yourself more deeply and get in touch with your own creative energies again, so you can get on with living life to the full - contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
I currently see all my clients online: video (Zoom), live chat, and email counselling are all options. I have a specialist Diploma in Online Therapy.
Contact me on 07515 937 027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation so we can see whether I might be able to offer what you need.
To find out more about Art Psychotherapy, see my article, 'What is Art Therapy?' at http://emmacameron.com/therapy/what-is-art-therapy/
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA (Distinction) Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Application of the Arts
- Diploma (Distinction) in Online Therapy
- Certificate in Supervision
- Certificate in Counselling
- Levels 1&2 AEDP Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
- EMDR (training accredited by EMDR Europe)
I am a fully registered UKCP psychotherapist. I am also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Art Psychotherapist. I am an ACTO registered Online Therapist.
From 2014 onwards: Integrative Arts Psychotherapist in Private Practice
2019 onwards: Lecturer at Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
2018-19: Involved in the assessment and training of Master's level psychotherapists
2016-17 Diploma Training in Online Therapy (awarded with Distinction)
2014-2015 Mental Health charity, Colchester, psychotherapist & counsellor
2013-2014 St Helena Hospice, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (Honorary contract)
2011-2013 North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (Honorary contract).
Art Psychotherapist is a professional title protected by law to ensure high standards of proficiency. HCPC registration http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/100004fbstandards_of_proficiency_arts_therapists.pdf
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
Childhood Emotional Neglect
Personal psychotherapy for counsellors & psychotherapists
Supervision for counsellors & psychotherapists
HAES (Health at Every Size)
My fee is £65 for a standard 50-minute session.
EMDR processing sessions are usually longer, and priced accordingly.
For a free 15-minute telephone consultation, call me today on 07515 937027 or email email@example.com giving your phone number and an indication of a good time for me to call you back.
I write a blog for thoughtful, creative women on my website, at https://emmacameron.com
I personally recognise and value diversity and difference.
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