Erin is a Psychological Therapist and Registered Art Psychotherapist, with extensive experience working across adolescent and adult NHS in-patient and community mental health services, and charitable mental health organisations. She provides exemplary therapeutic support and care for individuals from initial assessment stages through to ongoing therapeutic reviews. Erin uses evidence based therapeutic approaches (both verbal and non-verbal) to help vulnerable individuals better understand themselves and move on from a commonly described feeling of 'stuckness.'
Erin's specialisms and areas of ongoing research / professional development include:
- Anxiety (General, Social)
- Body image difficulties
- Communication difficulties
- Depression / Feeling low
- Eating disorders / Disordered eating behaviours
- Emotional dysfunction
- Social difficulties
- Unhealthy coping strategies
Erin's practice stretches across West Yorkshire, where she works with and supports individuals aged 14+.
Erin uses evidence-based therapeutic techniques and modalities for individuals presenting with a range of difficulties. Alongside creative therapies, she adopts verbal psychoanalytical and cognitive-interpersonal approaches into her practice, as well as mindfulness techniques. She works therapeutically with familial relations – parents, carers and partners, to help you strengthen your inner support networks.
Erin's therapeutic space and approach is non-intrusive, non-judgemental and built around safety, trust and connection. She will help you find a way to express yourself within this space, explore difficult emotions, build resilience and recognise the power you hold within for growth.
Erin is a practising MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa) therapist, which is an NHS (NICE approved) cognitive-interpersonal therapy that considers the biology of a disorder and how these factors interact to maintain negative, unhealthy thought patterns and cycles. This approach can be applied to any difficulty or area where an individual feels stuck in a negative mind-frame and loop, or a disconnection from their identity.
Art Therapy is used to support the therapeutic process, and can help reduce anxiety and change your relationship with control, self-acceptance, and resilience. It is a non-intrusive approach to explore painful feelings or experiences. This approach to therapy can be valuable for anyone – young people, adults and the elderly. It can be helpful for anyone who is finding it difficult to put thoughts and feelings into words, struggling to communicate things verbally.
You do not have to be naturally creative, or have any creative experience to find value in this pscyhotherapeutic approach. Through utilising the creative process, you can explore yourself in a safe, contained space with a highly trained professional. Art therapy is not a recreational activity or art lesson. Neither is it a distractive tool. Rather, it is a way to support the therapeutic process through using gentle techniques (these may be directive or non-directive) alongside traditional verbal therapy approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Art in Art Psychotherapy Practice (MA) - Distinction - Northern Art Psychotherapy Programme, Sheffield, UK.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Nutrition and Health - Joint Honours (B.Sc. Hons.) - 1st Class - University of Leeds, UK.
Registered Art Psychotherapist - (BAAT) British Association of Art Therapists
Registered Art Psychotherapist - (HCPC) Health and Care Professions Council
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
All art materials and equipment included
Next steps to get started with therapy:
- Call or email Erin to set up an initial session. Here you will be able to talk about what you would like help with and what you would like to get out of therapy.
- If you are happy to continue, Erin will set up a second session (either weekly or fortnightly) at a time that is convenient for you. This will be either face to face or online, which ever you prefer.
- During your second session, Erin will provide you with a therapeutic contract, and your therapeutic journey will begin. Erin offers a pre-therapy assessment and regular therapeutic reviews as part of the agreement.