Lee-Ann Sheehy

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Artful Thinking
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 6AE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

Psycho-dynamically trained art psychotherapist providing individual and group sessions with children and adults; who are neurodiverse, experiencing difficulties processing, regulating or managing their emotions, thoughts and feelings.

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.

Additionally offering Art teletherapy which are online individual sessions, over a secure network using the video platform on WriteUpp, and digital play therapy which is using video gaming therapeutically.

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; offering in person and virtual sessions.

Providing art psychotherapy supervision to trainees and professionals.

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 January 2020 I secured a role leading an art & play therapy service for Rosemount lifelong learning center in Glasgow, providing art therapy to young people in primary and high school settings 5-18 in North East Glasgow, during the different lockdowns during Covid.

In 2018-2022 I worked as a contracted self employed art psychotherapist for Your Space Scotland Ltd across 2 primary school settings in Midlothian and West Lothian, providing individual sessions, alongside brief solutions focused sessions over lunchtime, and consultations and supervision to teachers. 

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, using video gaming therapeutically.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Art Teletherapy: Providing online video sessions and counselling over the phone. Time: 1 hour.

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. 

Clinical Supervision: Monthly and weekly/fortnightly supervision slots available for trainee or practicing art psychotherapists; and other trainee/practicing psychotherapists. Time: 1 hour. 

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 

Please get in touch for information regarding costs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Tuesday to Friday times varying 9.45am-8.45pm; Saturday 9.45am-5.30pm

Now available to do art teletherapy on zoom, offering the use of videogaming therapeutically.

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, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 6AE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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. The building is accessible but there isn't a street access point, instead access via car park door.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams