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About me

I am an psycho-dynamically trained art psychotherapist providing individual and group sessions with children and adults; individuals with learning difficulties, autism, sensory processing difficulties, anxiety and complex needs.

Art psychotherapy can provide a space to work through emotions that may be difficult to understand. The creative process engages your whole self especially your senses; tactile, smell, visual and sound.

Now offering Art teletherapy which are online individual sessions, over a secure network using the zoom platform.

Sometimes our emotions can be confusing and become stressful or hard to manage; but through the process of art making, we can begin to unpick these hard or heavy emotions, in a safe therapeutic space or in your own home if possible; and with a qualified art psychotherapist. Moving at your pace, allowing you to chose what is being said, or left unsaid and working together, and holding a space for joint reflection.

Working privately in St. Margaret’s House near Meadowbank; and now offering online video sessions during this difficult time and as a sessional art therapist for charities across Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Providing art psychotherapy supervision to trainees and professionals working in Edinburgh.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified psycho-dynamic art psychotherapist graduating from Queen Margaret's University in 2015 with a masters of science in art psychotherapy.  Since qualifying I have volunteered with Place2be and Teens+; working in primary school settings and with adults varying on the autism spectrum in educational day centers. In 2018 I started working as a self employed art psychotherapist and began working sessionally for Yourspace Ltd, within a primary school setting; leading an art & play therapy service for Rosemount lifelong learning center in Glasgow.

I have experience co-facilitating groups, working 1:1 with young people and adults, providing brief solution's based therapy sessions (15 minute sessions) with children who self refer to the service over break times and being able to adapt the interventions and therapeutic models to suit my clients needs. I have training in; talking mats, group work, supervision, sensory integration, sensory champions training, Dyadic training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with clients who are neuro-divergent; experiencing creative blocks and anxiety linked to the current climate, and struggling to return to school, their jobs or their lives "pre-covid".

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Group therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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From £30.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Art Teletherapy: Providing online video sessions and counselling over the phone to clients struggling with their mental health during this difficult time, £40.00 for professionals and £30.00 for students.

(Face masks are mandatory)One to One Sessions: Individual sessions, just you and myself are in the room unless you need an interpreter, but we will discuss that during the “Getting to Know Me” session before we being our work together. Time: 1 hour. (Cost: £40.00 for professionals; £30.00 for students)

Clinical Supervision: Monthly and weekly supervision slots available for trainee or practicing art psychotherapists; and other trainee/practicing psychotherapists. Time: 1 hour. (Cost: £30.00 trainees// £40.00 professionals).

Group Work: Groups can range from small to large and a different room will be used for group sessions. Before the group starts you will be invited to see the space, and have a longer “getting to know me” session (25 minutes). This will allow you to ask any questions you might have, hand in consent forms, organise payments, and an informal chat. Time: 2 hours. (Cost: To Be Confirmed).

Dyadic Sessions: Working one to two; you and your staff/parent/guardian/teacher/caregiver and myself work together. The focus is on the relationship between you and the other person and what is being shared; or heard and unheard between you both. Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (Cost: to be confirmed during “getting to know me” session)


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Available Monday to Friday times varying 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-4pm

Now available to do art teletherapy on zoom.

Further information

Please feel free to get in contact with me if you have any other questions or would like to set up a free "getting to know you" appointment.

Email here   Phone: 07465971733

Website: www.artfulthinking.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtfulThinkingUK

Edinburgh Palette, G29
151 London Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

You just need access to a laptop/phone or ipad/android tablet that has video if you have opted for video counselling or we can do it over the phone.

Additional languages

Learning BSL

Online platforms



Artful Thinking: Lee-Ann Sheehy

Artful Thinking: Lee-Ann Sheehy