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About me

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

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

  • Arts therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

In person £75

Online/phone £60

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Concessions can be discussed during the initial consultation

37 Sisters Avenue
London
SW11 5SR

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 Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Thursday 9am -6pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

Creative Arts supervision uses the arts to engage the imagination in the reflective process, bringing a fresh perspective to professional practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Jo Harley (MA) Arts Therapist and Creative Arts supervisor

Jo Harley (MA) Arts Therapist and Creative Arts supervisor