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Art Psychotherapist, Art Therapy, Talking Therapy

About me

What is Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy that uses art medium as a primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues that may be confusing or distressing. 

Art Therapists work with adults, children, young people and the elderly. Clients may have a varied range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnosis. This includes but is not exclusive to emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illness. 

Art Therapy is provided in either groups, families or individually, depending on the clients' needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson although the sessions can be enjoyable. 

You do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.

My Experience

I am a fully qualified Masters level Art Psychotherapist. I am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists BAAT and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council HCPC and adhere to their standards and code of practice. 

I have been practicing Art Therapy for over 10 years and have experience working with adults, children and families in a varied number of settings including adoption, schools, forensics, learning difficulties, trauma, drug and alcohol and community or inpatient mental health.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA -Art Psychotherapy (Level 7)
  • BA (Hons) - (Level 6)
  • NCFE - Safe handling medication (Level 3)

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 (HCPC)

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adoption
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder 

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

Consultation £40hr

Art Therapy from £60hr

When I work

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193 Milton Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 8EF

Type of session

In person