Julie Buxton

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MA. Dip. Art Therapy
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B13
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About me

 I am an Art Therapist with 25 + years experience, a  Supervisor and Accredited Mindfulness Teacher. Art Therapy crosses boundaries of language and communication, helping you to explore your issues in a creative and  relaxed way and is suitable for anyone from 4 - 104yrs. No previous art skills are needed for art therapy to be of benefit to you. 

 I work with a wide range of problems: Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder,Self confidence, Low Self Esteem, Depression, Social Anxiety, School Anxiety, Anger Management,  Bereavement, Loss and Separation Anxiety, Family Issues, Travel Phobias, PTSD, Trauma, Chronic illness, ME & Chronic Fatigue, people recovering from Strokes Parent& Child reconciliations.

I  also work with qualified therapists and students in training as a therapist/Supervisor and have 24 years experience of Supervising creative practitioners in the UK and Abroad. .

  Just give me a call or drop me an email, always happy to help if i can.

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 and with individuals with complex physical disabilities or with adults in  life crises, with alcohol or drug addiction, depression and anxiety. 

A tutor of relaxation for 30+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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£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I charge £50.00 per individual 50 min  therapy 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 can be planned around your needs/budget and location.

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, B13 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.

Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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 Teams
Google Meet


In person

An Art Therapy Supervisor since 1996, I support Creative Therapists/Mental Health Professionals, Counsellors and students in training.

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