I am an Arts Therapist registered with HCPC. I have 20 years of experience working therapeutically with people of different ages and cultures in the UK and also overseas. My approach is humanistic, integrative and Jungian orientated. I believe in the potential of creativity to tap into the unconscious and give us insights that will help us gain better understanding of ourselves and promote healing. Together we may just talk or use creativity such as art, clay, role play or objects to explore and gain insight into what you may be finding challenging or painful. I work in a person centred way following your lead and using my skills and experience to guide you towards a healing process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post graduate diploma in Dramatherapy and an MA in Arts Therapy. I have completed supervision Training with CAST.
I have worked for many years supporting people from many different backgrounds in private practice and with organisations. A lot of my work has been in schools supporting staff dealing with trauma and working with children and their families.
I have a supervisory practice in which I oversee other therapists work and support students. I also teach regularly at the Centre for Mental Health for Children and Young People in Islington.
I have a not for profit organisation which supports teachers to deal with trauma in the classroom in the UK and overseas in Palestine, Cambodia and Bahrain.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £70 for individuals and £85 for couples.
If possible I may offer concessionary rates depending on circumstances and my availability.
I am committed to providing a non judgemental, confidential and supportive space to help you live a more fulfilled life.