Fiona Godfrey MBACP (Accredited)
Online psychotherapy for artists
Are you an artist or creative who experiences struggles around your creativity?
Perhaps you recognise that your unique sensitivities as an artist also make life challenging at times?
Perhaps you're frustrated by sensing that your creativity is a rich resource that never quite gets fully expressed?
Perhaps you notice repeating patterns that hinder your creative process, such as procrastinating, not trusting your own judgments, dreading things going wrong or fearing criticism or rejection?
My experience is that artists and other creative people often have particular sensitivities to the world. This can create a rich and compelling way of life, yet at times the 'real world' can create anxiety, difficulty and overwhelm.
How would it be to have someone who can get inside your creative make-up with you and help you understand how better to manage your responses, feelings and patterns? Someone who can help you safely process formative experiences from your past that may still be playing out?
As well as being an experienced and accredited psychotherapist, I'm a painter and a coach (see www.fionagodfreyart.com) with a background in teaching and training in creativity and the arts. Having been immersed in general psychotherapy practice for over eight years, I'm now honing in on my experience in art, my interest in creativity and my appreciation of the particularities of living as an artistic person in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a certificate in psychotherapy and counselling from Spectrum in London (2014). This was a five year modular training and I began working with clients in 2012. The majority of my work has been in private practice, though I've also worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse. Spectrum's training included modules in Working with Anger, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Clinical Skills and Sexuality. I continue to engage in regular professional development and supervision at Spectrum. www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk
I also hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Iron Mill in Exeter and a Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse).
Before training in psychotherapy, I worked for many years in the arts and education. I'm a qualified teacher, have an MA in art education and trained in coaching with the Cultural Leadership Programme. I've always been passionate about supporting people to learn, change and flourish. My own experience of psychotherapy has been key in the integration of my creativity into my life, my emotional balance and well-being.
I'm happy to talk to those interested about the theoretical frameworks that underpin my practice, which integrates person-centred approaches with Gestalt techniques and Formative Psychology.
I'm an accredited member of the BACP and comply with the BACP's Ethical Framework in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£80 per session.
For the time being, due to the Covid pandemic, I'm working online only.