Hannah Thomson

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HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist
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Plymouth, Devon, PL9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Hannah Thomson and I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist.

I work with a variety of individuals, including children, young people and adults. Art therapy sessions can be either 1-1 or within groups.

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art to help a person express themselves and communicate how they are feeling. Art making is central to the therapy and this can allow communication of emotions that might be difficult to explain in words. 

​As an art therapist I will support you throughout, encouraging and helping you to make sense of any unwanted feelings and thoughts. Exploring together with care and respect. 

Art therapy can be helpful for a wide variety of needs: loss and bereavement, a traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, confidence and personality struggles.

​You do not need to be a ‘good’ artist or have an interest in art, just a willingness to try. Through art therapy you can experience a new way of expressing your feelings and this can help you to think about things in a new way. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working within the education sector for the past 16 years. As an art therapist I have developed a breadth of experience working with children and young people within a variety of settings. These include vulnerable children with complex trauma, experience of domestic violence, disrupted relationships, neglect, looked after children, self-harm, eating disorders and children with a diagnosis of ASC.

​I also work with bereaved children and their families in hospices and community settings. 

My work within the NHS has involved me providing art therapy sessions for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities in community settings.

​I have also worked with older adults with acute mental health difficulties and complex health conditions. cared for in secure mental health units. This has introduced me to both 1-1 and group session work. 

As a practising art psychotherapist I work within the ethical framework that the HCPC expect me to practice within and I have an internal monologue of ‘do no harm’ whilst I am working with clients.

​As a member of the British Association of Arts Therapists (BAAT), I also abide by their code of ethics and principles of professional practice.

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Session are usually for 60 minutes
Fees can be paid by cash or BACS transfer
Fees are payable at each session.
If you are unable to attend a session please give 24hrs notice. 

Further information

If you have any questions, please get in touch and we can chat them through

Plymouth, Devon, PL9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Hannah Thomson
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