I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, originally from London and now working in Glasgow. I support clients to explore and understand their early experiences, and how these may unconsciously be impacting their present behaviours and feelings. I support individuals to use creativity and play as mediums through which to explore these experiences.
Although my approach is primarily psychodynamic, I have trained and worked alongside Person-Centred Counsellors, Dramatherapists, Music Therapists, and Dance Movement Psychotherapists. I have integrated elements of their approach into my practice, particularly those who adopt an embodied approach to therapeutic work. I am interested in the impact stress and trauma can have on our physical bodies, and through Art Therapy I invite clients to move beyond the spoken word and to delve into their embodied, lived experiences.
As part of my private practice, I offer one-to-one Art Therapy to adults, working closely with individuals to tailor therapeutic work to suit their needs. I specialise in working with:
- Adults experiencing anxiety and depression.
- Adults who have been affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences.
- Adults with Additional Support Needs.
- Adults affected by loss.
- Adults affected by social isolation.
I can also deliver sessional work in education, community and healthcare settings. I have experience working in groups and 1:1 with the above, and in addition:
- Children and adolescents with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Needs.
- Children and adolescents affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences.
- Children and adolescents with Special Educational Needs/Additional Support Needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have eight years of experience working in the third and statutory sectors, and five years of therapeutic experience in these settings. Organisations I have worked for include:
- Bazooka Arts
- NHS Community Healthcare trusts
- Mainstream Primary Schools
- Mainstream Secondary Schools
- Special Educational Needs/Additional Support Needs Schools
- MA Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, July 2018
- BA Hons Fine Art & Art History, Goldsmiths College, July 2013
I access training on a regular basis to widen the scope of my practice and to ensure I am practicing safely. I make it a priority to keep up-to-date with current therapeutic research and findings. I receive fortnightly supervision from a registered supervisor to ensure the safety of all clients, following a robust framework around Child and Adult Protection and Safeguarding. I am a member of the British Association of Art Therapy and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
Initial Consultation: £25
I can offer students a small discount, please email for details.
At present I am delivering all sessions on zoom. From January 2022 I will be offering sessions in my therapy space in the Southside of Glasgow.
Phone: 07596 452489