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About me


Hello, I am Florence Ferraco (Flor) I am an art therapist specialised in Drama and Movement therapy. I practice within a holistic, integrative and client centred approach.

Outside the Square:

This is the name of my private practice where I lead group and individual sessions. If you feel stuck in a situation and become overwhelmed by it, sometimes you just need someone to help you think outside the square to listen and guide you towards a new path to gain a different perspective.

My Approach to Therapy:

I promote creative work and creative thinking to enable the space to explore any emotions from a safe distance and then help you bring them back to you when you are ready to receive them.

I use a variety of methods depending on your needs and preferences. You will have the chance to tell your story in a confidential space, open your up imagination, try art, sacred geometry, meditation, breathing, body movement, poetry or just talk. I can help you find the right mindfulness tools for you. All of these are underpinned by Jungian concepts and other psychoanalytic theories.

I provide all materials required and I tailor each session accordingly to your interests and intentions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications Experience and Background:

I am an HCPC and BADTh registered Art therapist. I hold an MA in Drama and Movement Therapy from Central School of Speech and Drama. I have a background in performing arts and I am a professional artist.

Diabetes Mental Health:

I have experience working with diabetes mental health. I was myself diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and I know the struggles this entails! I offer services for newly diagnosed, adults, children or carers. I also help people dealing with chronic illnesses.

Supporting Women:

I lead sessions for women helping with different issues during pregnancy, prenatal or postpartum. As well as empowering women and girls to help them build the skills and confidence to achieve their full potential.

Covid Mental Health Support:

During Covid I have helped people cope with stress and stress management. Under the unprecedented changes this pandemic has brought, we found ourselves forced to adapt and reinvent a way of living. This has affected everyone in different manners causing a chain reaction which has an impact on our mental health.

Help for Families:

Different family issues, relationship issues, experience of abuse and coping skills.

I offer as well creative workshops for personal, team or community developments and introduction to mindful work and Arts Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diabetes mental health

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodrama

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Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial consultation session for free. You can choose in person, online or phone.

 
Individual session standard fee is £75
Families/Couples, £95
Students & trainees £60

I offer sliding scale pricing when you book a group of sessions together.

For information about workshops and group sessions please contact me as it varies accordingly to the group needs, size and length of the service. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you need a specific time or date let me know and I can try to accomodate my calendar. 

Further information

There is a car park just next to the entrance of my private practice. It is within easy reach of Carshalton train station and many bus routes.

6 The Square
Carshalton
Sutton
London
SM5 3BN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

I can use a ramp for wheelchair users to access the therapy room, but the toilet facilities have four steps to access them so I won't be able to facilitate that.

Languages offered

Spanish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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A. Flor Ferraco MA Art Therapist HCPC & BADTh Registered

A. Flor Ferraco MA Art Therapist HCPC & BADTh Registered