Fiona Howarth

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MA - Art Psychotherapist
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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23
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About me

I am an HCPC & BAAT Registered Art Psychotherapist providing art therapy for adults, young people, adolescents and children. I have significant experience helping children who have a wide range of difficulties including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, emotional stress, low self-esteem, friendship and identity (inc. LGBTQ) issues. Formal or informal diagnoses of trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, disordered eating, Autism, ADHD, conduct difficulties and school refusal. Children affected by family issues, parental separation and divorce, step-family adjustment, loss and bereavement. Art therapy can be used to improve a person's overall emotional and physical well-being as well as an intervention to address specific life experiences.

I offer individual sessions and dyadic art therapy for adults, children and siblings, where clinically indicated. I provide group art therapy and art & wellbeing groups for organisations. I provide clinical supervision for qualified Art Therapists and therapy for Art Therapists in training.

I hold an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate (DBS). I receive regular clinical supervision and carry out regular CPD. I am based in  Hertfordshire.  Artistic ability is not necessary to make use of art therapy.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual art media as a form of expression and communication. In an art therapy session we do not reply on talking as a means to achieve insight into our emotional world. Art-making is used both metaphorically and literally to communicate. In art therapy the process of making an image or object is as important as the finished art. The artwork is not used as a diagnostic tool but instead as a way to help make sense of thoughts and feelings which may be confusing and emotionally distressing.

 For more information on art therapy:

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MA Art Therapy (Distinction). I previously trained in Fashion and taught art in education before training as an Art Psychotherapist.

My experience includes: extensive work in educational settings. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), outpatient clinic & inpatient psychiatric secure hospitals. Hospice and Palliative Care.  Art & Well-Being groups, refuge charity; victims of domestic abuse with complex mental health presentations. Private practice: adults & children.

Specialist Training: Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment & Adaptation: Attachment & Psychopathology; Danger, Trauma & Resilience; Attachment & Psychopathology: serious dysfunction, formulation, treatment planning
Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London

Perinatal Training: Risk assessment and management,Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London

Mentalisation (AMBIT) The Anna Freud Centre, London

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

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Approved Therapist for Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.


£70.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Assessment/session: £75 - £85 per 50 minute session.

Supervision for Art Psychotherapists & Trainee Art Therapists £55 per one hour session.

 I provide consultancy services for Local Education Authorities who wish to set up art therapy services within schools.  I provide observation of children within their school environment and work with school and parents/carers to assess and implement strategies to improve a child's behaviour and emotional wellbeing. Please enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments Mondays and Fridays, day and evening.

Other appointment sometimes available, please enquire.

Parking available nearby. Bishop's Stortford train station 15 minute walk.

Further information

Membership of Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPA)

Howden Comprehensive Liability insurance.

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Toilet facilities available.

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I offer Art Psychotherapy supervision to HCPC qualified Art Therapists in comfortable premises.

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Fiona Howarth
Fiona Howarth