Jane Kenington Art Psychotherapist & Counsellor MAAT, HCPC, BAAT
I am a fully qualified Art Therapist and Counsellor. I am a registered member of the HCPC and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) & I abide by their code of ethics.
I have a wealth of experience working within the NHS Primary Care as well as working in the Third Sector with a wide range of mental health conditions. I offer both long and short term therapy, working online primarily with adults and young people of all ages.
I provide a safe & confidential environment for you to gain a better understanding of what is troubling you. I deeply believe in the power of an authentic, non-judgemental relationship where you can be truly seen, heard and accepted. This can help to build confidence and improve your ability to cope.
I work with a wide range of issues including:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Attachment Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Narcissistic Relationships
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Loss and Grief
My path to Art Therapy was not direct! I spent 25 years as a bank manager before moving into the Third Sector 12 years ago; wanting to give something back to society. There I saw, first hand, the power of creativity and being heard in improving self-worth and self-acceptance.
I chose counselling and Art Therapy as a career because of this and after receiving therapy myself following a major crisis in my life. Bringing therapy and art together seemed a wonderful opportunity. Since doing so I have directly experienced, many times, the power of art therapy as a way of expressing and communicating what words simply cannot.
You do not need to be 'good at art' to do art therapy. It is nothing to do with skill. It is merely another possible way to express yourself. I can help you do this. And it is ok to not do any art either! We can talk just as well. Whatever is best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for CAMHS and in Adult Psychotherapy within the NHS and I currently provide psychotherapy services to local education services for young people and teaching staff. I am also a guest lecturer at the local university working with students of childhood mental health studies.
I have a wide range of skills; including:
- 1-1 work
- Group work
- Body Focusing and Somatic awareness
- CBT techniques
- Mindfulness techniques
- Creative writing techniques
My interests extend to Jungian Analysis and I draw from the theories of Carl Jung incorporating myth and storytelling into my work. I am also very interested in Eco-Therapy and often use the power of nature as co-therapist; taking our work outside if you should wish.
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
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
Free initial 30 minute conversation
£50 per hour with some concessions available
Concessions offered for
I am working online currently but can discuss face to face