Honorata Chorazy

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Dip.Couns, Cert Therapeutic Arts, Clay Therapy, MBACP
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Rushden NN10 & Olney MK46
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About me

Do you need other ways of expression in therapy than sitting and talking - in order to make true sense of your experiences? How to tell the story of YOU when words are not enough? Or maybe you have always been sensitive to images, colour, music or anything that is outside the spoken word? I am a creative integrative counsellor providing a safe and non judgemental space for you to reach your inner experiences beyond expressing them verbally. You don't need any artistic or creative skills to benefit from this form of therapy - the resources are already in you - we will work together on activating the right side of the brain responses, as well as your body response. My priority is to create a safe space for you to feel understood and able to process what you need. I specialise in working with neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, sensory processing issues and much more) who struggle to verbalise their feelings in therapy and those who need to use something else other than just talking. Many of my clients come to creative therapy when they have used more traditional approaches and felt it was not fully allowing them to express themselves or reach the depth of connection with their own feelings. I am a neurodivergent therapist myself and since 2015 have been working with therapeutic creative expression on a one to one and group basis. I work with adults, young people and children - so each session is tailored to the individual needs of the client. I offer working outdoors/in nature as an alternative option along with working in the therapy room. I am a trauma informed creative counsellor and offer a safe way of working through trauma, based on working in somatic, integrative and re-training the nervous system response way. I work in both ways- somatic based therapy (how your body is affected by trauma response) and cognitive way (helping you to understand how your thoughts and feelings are impacted). I provide a broad approach including work with the impact of childhood, trauma, attachment issues, relational issues, identity formation (parts of Self and how they play their roles in us), existential issues and complex inner child work. For some people creative therapy is more effective as arts and creativity connects with deeper material in us. Complexities of life like grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships issues and much more are sometimes difficult to describe and that is when art and creativity can help. I want to fully understand you so we can together see where we go next. But first I meet you where you are and we take it from there - small steps matter. You may have a need to reach beyond language to describe and explore the chaos inside and then most importantly to start the transformative journey towards healing. 

How do we work together? 

What happens in creative therapy? 

Sessions are not scripts - they are dynamic and responsive to your needs. . In our sessions we will explore what issues you would like to bring and which form of creativity may work for you. You do not need any art skills as we can work with: colour, clay, drawing, painting, collage, abstracts, sand tray, objects, active imagination, story writing and story telling, visualisation, active imagination, toys and puppets, elements of psycho drama, reflective journaling, sensory toys, and work with fabrics.

Visit www.artlysing.com to find out more about range of creative therapies I offer. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative creative counsellor, creative mentor, clay therapist and experienced therapeutic arts practitioner. I completed Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and certified training in Therapeutic Arts and Clay Therapy. (Play Therapy UK accredited). In 2022 I completed Advanced Certificate in Parts Work. I have been working in creative and therapeutic field  since 2015 across public health, mental health charities and youth organisations delivering group work and one to one therapeutic sessions, before qualifying as a creative counsellor. I work in integrative way finding with the clients what works for them building on foundations of person centred relation and use creativity healing power in many different forms. My main ways of working involve psychodynamic, existential and attachment theory approaches as well as inner child work, and trauma informed work with the emphasis on nervous system impact of living with trauma. I am a member of Creative Counsellors Association and Person  Centred Creative Arts Association - for both I provide creative sessions.  I have worked with clients with trauma, relational trauma and early childhood adverse experiences, grief, anxiety, depression, anger issues, self harm and addiction as well as cultural and gender identity issues and neurodiversity (I am dyslexic and HSP person myself).

Core Training:

-Advanced Certificate in Parts Work

- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

-L4 Clay Therapy (PT UK Accredited)

-L3 Counselling Studies Certificate (CPCAB)

-L2 Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

-Introduction to Counselling

-L3 Education and Training

-Therapeutic Use of Creative Arts – Post level Certificate

-Creative Counselling Training

-MA Sociology of Young People

Additional Training:

-Mental Health and Suicide First Aider -MH First Aid England

-Working Creatively with Stories in Therapy

-Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact

-Teens Brain and Creative Interventions

- Safeguarding Children and Adults, Prevent and Data Protection Training (completed every year)

-DBS checked 

Core Experience: 

-Counsellor for Northamptonshire Mind

-Counsellor for Service Six (Young People)

-Tutor of art for mental health - Public Health Northamptonshire

-Emotional Support Practitioner - Service Six

-Therapeutic Arts Practitioner- Northamptonshire Mind

-Therapeutic Arts Practitioner in Psychiatric Hospitals 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anger issues, Identity issues, Empty nest syndrome, mulitcultural experiences, refugees, emigration

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer free 20 min phone or video consultation for you to find out what it means to be in a creative therapy. You can use that time to ask any questions.  Sessions cost in person and in nature (therapeutic eco art) is £50, and online £40-£45 (you may need to purchase simple art materials). Due to the fact that I work in capacity of therapeutic and creative groups the one to one counselling is offered during various times/days-please contact to check availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Online Sessions are very flexible-please contact for details

Further information

I offer sessions in person in Rushden (NN10) in the creative therapy room and online. I am certified in online therapy and have substantial experience in online delivery of creative therapy. In my therapeutic experience I delivered sessions to Mind, Public Health Northamptonshire and young people counselling services. I particularly like working with young people, I have experience and interest of working with neurodiversity (being neurodivergent myself), autism, LGBTQ community, relational and childhood trauma, cross cultural experiences, refugees and self-identity as well as complex grief.

Rushden, Northants, NN10

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The therapy room is on the ground floor but access through the front porch.

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