Jo Harley (MA) Arts Therapist and Creative Arts supervisor
As an Arts therapist with over 15yrs experience in clinical and educational settings, I love using a creative and embodied approach to bring about new insights for the purposes of personal healing and transformation. This requires no previous experience of working with the arts, just a willingness to explore and discover.
Whether you're experiencing feelings of anxiety or low mood, or wishing for changes at work or in your personal relationships, engaging with the creative process helps to remind us that we can also create the solutions we look for, and become the catalyst for the changes we seek. I provide an emotionally safe and confidential space in which to practice this new way of being, which is aligned with the person you want to be.
Bringing mindful awareness to the process of self- expression through an art form allows for a different mode 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 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 sounds like something you'd like to explore further, I'd love to hear from you. In our initial call we'll clarify what you are hoping to gain from therapy and if this approach can be of service to 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
Certificate in Embodied Psychotherapy
Certified Life Coach
Foundation in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Foundation in Theory and practice of Psychodrama
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
In person £75
Monday - Thursday 9am -6pm