Every therapist and client I have worked with have brought different experience and skills. I am a caring, compassionate and engaging person with a wide range of experience. I think that it is essential that you take the time to find the right therapist and treatment for you. I will always answer your questions honestly and help you in deciding if therapy is right for you. You do not need to be good at art in order to see an art therapist and no previous art experience is required. In a session I am looking for connection, not perfection. There will be times when you don't feel like making art and that is also important to recognize that we can talk.
I respond to your challenges intuitively and resourcefully. My approach is based on traditional Psychodynamic theory and Jungian Analytic theory. I hope to connect in a professional therapeutic relationship in which we discuss emotional/psychological blocks with a sense of curiosity and use art as a tool to provide insight into issues which have brought you to therapy. Whilst I draw upon different theory I also encourage a flexibility in meeting a clients needs. Each therapy session is unique and underpinning my approach is a commitment to therapeutic change within the Art Psychotherapy triangle of Art, Client Therapist.
I am competent in working with children, young people and adults. I am able to provide support to people who have experienced anxiety, low-mood, depression and traumatic experiences that have impacted their emotional wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from Roehampton University which is a psychology based training and titled "MA Art Psychotherapy". I am well trained to provide evidence based interventions that will benefit you. I am interested in the impact of early childhood on psychological development and well-being, as well as considering unconscious processes. I approach therapeutic relationships with enthusiasm and compassion. I have benefitted from the relationship between arts and emotional well-being and I hope to share my passion with you.
I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings. I have worked in therapeutic interventions for children young people and families. I have experience in provide training in mental health topics.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
I am always available to talk and consultations can take place via e-mail, video call or on the phone. They are free and last around 20 minutes. I can answer any questions you might have and discuss therapeutic options.
The first session is normally a little longer (90 minutes) and will enable us to have a more in-depth understanding of what therapy might be like. It costs £70.00 per session.
Therapy Sessions are usually an hour and provided at £60.00 per session. Concessions are available so please do inquire. We can conduct reviews on a monthly basis to ensure that we are able to move forward according to your pace and goals.
Concessions offered for
In order to practice safely and responsibly therapeutic services are commonly conducted with online sessions and telephone calls. Whilst meeting in person may be something you require, I am able to consider options to ensure that therapy sessions are conducted safely, and adapt therapeutic style to provide therapy whilst adhering to social distancing and safety measures.
If you are a key worker, caregiver or health care professionals therapy may be a means of emotional support during this unprecedented time.