I am a qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and adolescents. I have vast experience of working therapeutically in schools and as a SEN TA. I believe that the combination of the healing potential of creativity together with a safe, non-judgemental space and relationship can enable an individual to process and work through distressing thoughts and experiences. Creative psychotherapy is particularly helpful for individuals who have difficulty vocalising traumatic experiences as it provides an alternative medium through which feelings can be conveyed and understood. Although I am trained primarily as an art psychotherapist my client-centred approach allows me to engage with the client through talking, play, written word, or art. For me, it is the building of a relationship of mutual trust and respect that is of primary importance. I have experience of working with children and adolescents with autism, depression, bereavement, anxiety, panic, neglect, low self-esteem, stress, loss, eating disorders, bullying, and domestic abuse. I am Level 3 Safeguarding Children qualified. Alongside my private practice, I provide group art therapy in a mental health setting.
I offer face-to-face art therapy sessions. I can work both short and long term, depending on the needs of the individual.
I am registered with Towergate Insurance.
Have experience working with:
- Child/Family Issues
- Family Illness
- Low Self-esteem
- Domestic Abuse
- Eating Disorders
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Art Psychotherapy (Roehampton University).
4 Years of Placement experience working therapeutically with children in schools.
Vast experience as a SEN TA.
I am currently working for Spelthorne Mental Health Association providing art therapy for groups of adults with mental health conditions.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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.