Jo Harley (MA) Arts Therapist and Creative Arts supervisor
As an Arts therapist I help you to rediscover your innate creative ability, using this for the purposes of personal healing and transformation. Whether you're experiencing feelings of anxiety, low mood or lacking in confidence, or wishing your personal relationships were better. I use the creative process to help you find the resources and solutions that lie within you.
Many times in our life we may feel stuck or anxious, wanting things to be different from the way they are, or feeling disconnected from ourselves and others, not knowing why or how to begin to change. Often we struggle to find the words to describe these experiences fully.
The process of using the expressive arts in therapy allows for a different form of self-exploration and communication. By using the language of images and metaphor to express our thoughts and feelings, new insights come to light that would not have been possible by verbal reflection alone.
We are all creative creatures and have this rich resource available to us at any time, but so often it's our thinking that gets in the way. In Arts therapy we use the art form to work together to find new ways to access these inner resources, bringing renewed understanding, acceptance, and confidence in our ability to make positive choices and changes in our lives.
If this has peaked your interest and sounds like something you'd like to explore, I'd love to hear from you. Please email me on the address given, and we can arrange a time for an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Creative Arts Supervisor
MA Drama and Movement Therapy
BA Arts Therapies
Certified Life Coach
Foundation in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Foundation in Theory and practice of Psychodrama
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Thursday 9am -6pm
Concessions can be discussed during the initial consultation