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MA. Dip. Art Therapy

About me

I am an Art Therapist/Counsellor, Supervisor and Mindfulness Teacher. I work with children and adults with:

Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder,Self confidence, Low Self Esteem, Feeling Sad, Depression, Social Anxiety, School Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Travel Phobias, PTSD, Trauma, Chronic illness, ME & Chronic Fatigue, People recovering from Strokes, Anger Management, Family Issues, and much more. 

I have 30 years experience as an Art Therapist/Counsellor and work both face to face, online or on the phone. 

I offer individual sessions between 30 minutes to 1 hour. After an initial discussion or short phone call or zoom meeting, we can arrange sessions at a time of your choosing. If you need someone quickly, locally or online, then my flexible hours will suit you.  Just give me a call or drop me an email.

I also offer Group sessions and  Workshops for corporate bodies/schools/charities and can design something to meet your training needs or well being programmes. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I was previously Head Art Therapist at a Birmingham Charity until 2020 for 26 years.

I work with organisations online and face to face and have worked in over 50+ schools in Birmingham, in prisons, hospices, secure homes for people with severe Autism or learning difficulties, with children and adults with Sensory needs. I have set up Art Therapy in Brain Injury Hospitals,  for Domestic Violence Projects, with young sex offenders for the probation service or with individuals with complex physical disabilities or with members of the public in perceived life crises, with alcohol or drug addiction., depression and anxiety. Whatever the problem I can bring my experience and flexibility to support you in a person centred way. 

A tutor of relaxation for 40 years,  I now use my 2020 training as an Accredited Mindfulness Now Teacher in my sessions, creating a sense of calm and well being for people.

I have the following qualifications:  

  • MA Creative Writing- 2000
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy -1992
  • Mindfulness Now Teacher Training- 2020
  • Certificate in Solution Focussed Therapy -2006
  • Certificate in Telephone Counselling - 1990
  • Covid 19 Psychological First Aid - 2021 
  • CBT Essentials -2021

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From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I charge £50 per individual 50 min session but am open to negotiation if you fall into one of the concession categories - please do contact me, don't be put off by the fee. 

Workshops are charged at £100 per hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability varies each week, please do get in touch to see if i am free when you are.if it doesn't seem free. I update monthly

Further information

I use therapy spaces at  Birmingham Buddhist Centre which has a peaceful quiet ambience. There is a waiting area, accessible toilets and a kitchen area where you can make drinks or bring your own food or refreshments. There is a small car park, with disability spaces and plenty of on street parking usually. It has easy access to bus stops and Moseley village with cafes and shops.  It is 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.

Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

There is a a disabled toilet/ramps to the entrance and disability lifts within the building. More information is available on the Buddhist Centre website: https://www.birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk/ contact-us/accessibility/

Additional languages

I understand and can do some BSL but am not fluent

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


In person

An Art Therapy Supervisor since 1996, I support Creative Therapists/Mental Health Professionals/Social Workers/Teachers and other professionals.

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