Kayleigh Ditchburn

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BA (Hons), MA, HCPC, BAAT | Registered Art Therapist
Limited availability
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Birmingham B20 & B12
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I'm Kayleigh, an Art Therapist who works in person and online.

I have experience with themes including childhood abuse, abuse, trauma, complex trauma, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety,  GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity), neurodivergence, learning difficulties, displacement, racism and classism.

The art materials and artwork help explore expression, thoughts, feelings and different ways of communication (verbally and nonverbally), as words can sometime be difficult to find. Art Therapy can be a gentle way to express and recall memories and lived experiences. You do not need any previous artistic experiences or skills - infact, you do not even need to make any art! 

There are many benefits of Art Therapy including navigating uncomfortable and difficult thoughts and feelings, this could be following changes, difficult times, traumatic experience(s) or hardships, building relationships, attachments, sense of self and cognitive development, encourages self-reflection, regulation, and confidence. It can help with decreasing stress levels, anxiety, isolation, supporting with grief, bereavement, loss and trauma. 

My therapeutic approaches adapt depending on each individual persons need. I trained psychodynamically, (our unconscious mind - things were not aware of and childhood experiences, shaping human personality and relationships), and also weave into other models including client-led, humanistic, directive and non-directive (themes), holistic, relational (how we relate, connect, communicate, build relationships), creative - art, music, play, dance, narration and storytelling.

Face to face and online sessions are individual/ one to one and can be up to 50 minutes. Face to face sessions have access to a variety of art materials. Online can adapt to materials you may have (pens, pencils etc). 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in charities, NHS, councils, education and community settings.

Qualifications and training: 

  • BA (Hons) Architectural Venue Design
  • MA Art Therapy
  • Level 1 - Safeguarding for Children and Adults

Workshops: 

  • Exploring new approaches to equality and disability
  • British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
  • Empower Poetry - Wellbeing 
  • Confer - Uprooted (Working with Refugees and other Involuntarily Dislocated people)
  • Confer: Culture Wars? (Intersectionality, Identities and Psychotherapy)
  • Beacon House: Self-Harming in Teens and Children.

I am continuously engaging in professional self-development, maintaining relevant CPD courses and events to keep my skills up to date. I also attend regular supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
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Fees

£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer an initial 15 minute free video consultation.

I currently have no concession spaces left. 

When I work

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Birmingham, B20

Birmingham, West Midlands, B12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Doxy
Skype
Whatsapp
Google Meet
Kayleigh Ditchburn
Kayleigh Ditchburn