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MA Art Psychotherapy HCPC Registered BAAT Member

About me

Creativity heals.  Art Therapy allows you to trust and feel safe exploring any difficult feelings you may be experiencing. As an experienced art therapist, I can offer a welcoming, contained space to work through past trauma.  This safety comes not only as your relationship evolves with me as your therapist, but also from experiencing the art materials as a way of exploring these feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

M.A. Art Psychotherapy
Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2003-2006

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership NCSL

Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education  PGCE  Thames Polytechnic

B.A. (Hons) Degree in Fine Art
Sunderland Polytechnic, 1985-1988

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Before we work together it is advisable to have assessment meeting. This will cost £25 for 50 minutes. If you agree that Art Therapy would be beneficial for you then it would be expected that you come once a week for at least 6 months. Sessions cost £60 for 50 minutes. I do operate a sliding scale for students and for clients on reduced income which can be discussed at the assessment meeting.

Further information

I also provided a Supervision Service for other therapists. I am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists, a BAAT & IATE registered supervisor and a registered member of the Health Professionals Council. I undertake regular Continual Professional Development and have completed many training hours on working with the effects of trauma. I am committed to a Trauma-informed approach to art therapy having experience of working with many clients who have lived with physical and or sexual trauma. I am certified to practice Guided Drawing - a Sensorimotor Approach-based neuroscience recommendations. I use psychoeducation to inform clients about the effects of trauma and how best to recover.

1 Great Hays, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4RR

Type of session

In person