Art Psychotherapist, Art Therapy, Talking Therapy
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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.
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)
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.
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
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Art Therapy from £60hr
When I work