Artful Thinking: Lee-Ann Sheehy
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, dementia 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.
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. 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 as a sessional art therapist for charities across Edinburgh.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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. (Costs: £40.00)
Clinical Supervision: Monthly and weekly supervision slots available for trainee or practicing art psychotherapists; and other trainee/practicing psychotherapists. Time: 1 hour. (Cost: £35.00 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)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available Monday to Friday times varying 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-2pm
Types of client