Lesley Baker

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HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist BAAT
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Lesley and I am a qualified HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Art Psychotherapist. I offer individual therapy sessions for children and young adults, both short and long term, in a safe, confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic space.   

I am a warm and thoughtful qualified Art psychotherapist with the aim to help you to express and explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences which can then begin to be processed.

Working holistically, we will use both talking and creative therapeutic approaches including story, art making, drama and movement. There are no expectations for you to be experienced in any of these disciplines but they can be another avenue by which to express your feelings when words are too difficult.
You will be supported to explore and express any uncomfortable or confusing feelings and experiences that may be holding you back in life, with the opportunity to feel truly heard and accepted whatever your personal circumstances. Being creative within therapy can help us to express, process and integrate complex feelings and experiences that may have previously felt somewhat “beyond words”. 

I offer a tailored approach to suit each client’s needs which is agreed and reviewed throughout the therapeutic process.

Please feel free to email me to arrange a free initial 15 minutes consultation. Sessions are available either face-to-face in Radlett, Hertfordshire or via Zoom online.

Training, qualifications & experience


Having worked in the NHS, cancer care, charitable organisations and a cognitive centre, I currently work in schools, the charitable sector and private practice supporting those with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Identity
  • Anger issues
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Prior to qualifying as an art psychotherapist, I have worked for many years in education and a specialist cognitive therapy centre supporting young adults and children with a wide range of neurodiverse needs and specific learning difficulties including ADHD, ASD, dyslexia and social, emotional and mental health challenges. My earlier career history includes senior roles in commercial interior design before training as an Art Psychotherapist.

  My qualifications:

  • MA Arts Psychotherapy Distinction, University of Hertfordshire.
  • Cache Level 3 NVQ, Teaching Asst, CCLD, Herts.
  • Cache Level 2 Certificate in Play work, Herts.
  • Arts Therapies Foundation Course, University of Hertfordshire.
  • MA Interior Design, De Montfort University.
  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Textile Design, Camberwell School of Art

My registrations:

  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists).

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individual sessions

I welcome further enquiries please do contact me for more information.

When I work

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Further information

  • You can make an initial appointment by emailing me. We can then arrange to meet online or speak on the telephone for an initial session. This is to assess whether we feel we can work together. If so, an agreed programme of further sessions can be arranged.
  • Sessions are for 50 minutes

Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Lesley Baker
Lesley Baker