About me

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

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:

  • Place2Be
  • Bazooka Arts
  • Mind
  • NHS Community Healthcare trusts
  • Mainstream Primary Schools
  • Mainstream Secondary Schools
  • Special Educational Needs/Additional Support Needs Schools

Education

  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

Initial Consultation: £25

I can offer students a small discount, please email for details.

Further information

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.

Instagram: @kfrarttherapy

Twitter: @kfr_arttherapy

Email

Phone: 07596 452489

Type of session

In person
Online

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Kirsty Robson

Kirsty Robson