WHAT CAN INTEGRATIVE ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFER?
Emotions, relationships and the impact of what has happened in the past, may seem confusing and overwhelming at times. Psychotherapy may offer a place to explore emotions and experiences, and gain a greater awareness and understanding of oneself and relationships with others.
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy may offer a safe place to learn about our experience of ourselves. In our growth towards wholeness we may find meaning and understanding in our existence.
"Knowledge of one's own deep nature is also simultaneously knowledge of human nature in general" Maslow, 1971.
Using the Arts, such as painting, drawing, poetry, puppetry, music, clay, movement may provide further dimensions to the possibilities of psychotherapy.
An image may communicate many different meanings, perceptions and feelings at once. Creativity may be a powerful means of understanding and giving meaning to our experience. Thus we may deepen awareness and choice in our lives.
"It seems likely that when we create something ourselves … we are attempting to reorganise our own inner experience" Storr, 1972.
Training, qualifications & experience
Helen works with individuals in an integrative way, drawing on a range of theories, such as Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Jungian Psychology and Object Relations Theory. She works reflectively attending to depth dimensions of the therapeutic relationship, as well as working with dreams and exploring aspects through imagary and metaphor. Helen has experience of working with individuals experiencing conflicts, addiction, confusion, relationship issues, loss and yearning.
Helen has over 15 years experience offering Integrative Psychotherapy using the Arts (having completed the MA and Diploma course in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, IATE). She is UKCP registered and has associate membership of UKAHPP.
She has completed the training in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the School of Infant Mental Health, London.
Helen offers Creative Arts Groups, having worked in mental health settings, care homes, hospitals, schools, children centres and other community settings, using movement, sculpture, visual arts, photography and sound. She is committed to supporting mindful, embodied and connected living.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50 minute session.
No prior experience of using the Arts is necessary.
Sessions are usually weekly, sometimes twice weekly.
This approach maybe useful for individuals experiencing addiction problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, loss, confusion, loss of self confidence and self belief.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available day times and evenings
Types of client