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Jane Kenington Art Psychotherapist & Counsellor MAAT, HCPC, BAAT

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18
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About me

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
  • Addiction
  • Abuse
  • CPTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Narcissistic Relationships
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Trauma
  • 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
  • Psycho-education
  • Supervision

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Free initial 30 minute conversation

£50 per hour with some concessions available

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am working online currently but can discuss face to face

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Availability Mon - Wed 4pm - 9pm , Friday 9am - 12pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Jane Kenington Art Psychotherapist & Counsellor MAAT, HCPC, BAAT

Jane Kenington Art Psychotherapist & Counsellor MAAT, HCPC, BAAT