Evie (Yvonne) Prescott

Evie (Yvonne) Prescott


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About me

As an art therapist I work from a psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic approach.

I have extensive experience, over the past sixteen years, of working with people throughout the whole life course; pre-school children, children and young people, adults and older adults.

Our early experiences of families and the groups we belong to affect and shape the person we become. Taking time together, with the therapist, to explore our personal history allows understandings to form and awareness of the self to develop. How we form relationships, how we make life choices for ourselves and how we attend to our own wellbeing are all rooted in these early experiences.

For some; our present difficulties may arise from traumatic events; bereavement and loss, or significant life events. Here it may be useful to make use of the confidential therapeutic space to attend, with care, to responses to these events. This is different for everyone, there is no ‘right way’. The therapist and each person develop a unique relationship, attending to what the person brings and what it is they need. This may include: the chance to talk and be heard, a quiet place, time to rest, time to explore creatively, time and space for oneself, and time to allow feelings to be acknowledged.

For some the cause of our difficulties may not be so obvious. Experience of low mood, sadness or depression, feeling stuck or isolated can be troublesome to explain or understand. When understandings around difficulties are hard to reach, it may be helpful to work in a non verbal way. Using art materials can help to explore and acknowledge unconscious material in a symbolic way. It is not necessary to be good at art or have any previous experience of using art materials.

Sharing the images made in art therapy with the therapist present can help awareness of the self to develop. The therapist does not interpret the image, their role is to support the person to find their own meaning, to allow feelings to surface and acknowledge what may be present. All images, paintings, drawings and models made in the session are treated in a confidential way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have sixteen years experience as an art therapist, providing individual and group work therapy sessions.

I also provide open art therapy studio sessions for larger groups, which may focus on experiential learning, therapy or emotional support.

I am a BAAT registered art therapy supervisor.

I provide training therapy for: art therapy, music therapy, play therapy and counselling trainees.

I hold a post-graduate diploma in art therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Individual sessions - £50

Clinical supervision - £45

Trainee therapy - £45

Groupwork fees are negotiable.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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