Hello, my name is Kira. I'm a MA trained Integrative Arts Psychotherapist with a practice in the heart of Crystal Palace which is welcoming, peaceful and private.
I create an environment which is confidential, compassionate, and tailored to your needs, or those of your child.
My way of working integrates humanistic and psychodynamic approaches, alongside the arts. Together we work towards building a trusting relationship which offers the opportunity to explore and understand any of the feelings, thoughts and experiences that have brought you to therapy. I believe individuals are the experts in their own lives, so we will co-produce a plan specific to the needs you bring.
I offer a variety of art materials which can support you to express and communicate experiences and feelings. Creativity and play are key to children’s development, so art materials are used often in their therapy, however for adults, if you prefer to talk there is no pressure to use the arts.
I have over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, young people and adults in the charity sector, schools, and the NHS.
Some themes I have come across in my work with children are; SEND, incl. Autism and ADHD, anxiety, low mood and sadness, difficulty regulating emotions, challenging behaviour at home and in school, bereavement and loss, difficulty in peer relationships, bullying.
I have supported adults facing a wide variety of experiences, including; depression, anxiety, frustration and feeling stuck, relationship challenges, loss and bereavement, work related stress, personality disorders, self-harming behaviour and suicidal thoughts, childhood sexual abuse, and people who want to deepen their relationship with themselves.
I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and work in line with their professional and ethical guidelines, as well as being a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
What Happens Next?
The first step is to contact me via email or telephone. We will then arrange a time to have a brief telephone consultation about why you would like to see a therapist yourself, or for your child, and what you hope to get out of it. I will tell you a bit more about myself and you can ask any questions about what therapy is like. We will then arrange a face to face consultation to discuss these issues in more depth. This is also an opportunity for you to test whether you think I am the right therapist for you. If it is your child who is coming to therapy, I will ask you to come together for this first session.
When you feel comfortable to proceed, we will book in your regular sessions. These will often be 50 minutes, once a week.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic use of Arts in Therapy and Education
Art Therapy In Schools
Mentalization-based interventions for children, young people and their families
Child Abuse, Neuroscience and Interventions
Children's Rights to Community Care
Transitions and Changes in Autism
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.