Hi thank you for reading this information and I hope I can offer some help to you or a loved one.
I am a considerate, qualified art therapist with over 30 years experience working with children and young people. I can provide a safe, comfortable, private art studio space for therapy and have experience working with anxiety, depression self harm as well as relationship issues, anger management and berevement. I have also worked with young adults with learning disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
What is Art Therapy?
During sessions clients are encouraged to use art materials to help them express thoughts and feelings that may be stuck or difficult to verbalise. This is especially useful for children who often do not have the emotional vocabulary to talk about their experiences. Work produced is stored confidentially until the end of therapy and is not judged or displayed. You do not need to be good at art to access this; anybody can have a go.
Art Therapy can help if:-
- you are feeling stuck
- you are feeling overwhelmed
- you are feeling confused
- you are suffering with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression or past trauma
- you have found talking therapy doesn't work for you
What happens in a session?
Ideally therapy is arranged for the same time and same day and carried out weekly, although more sessions per week can be arranged if needed. The sessions last for 50 minutes and are client led. The session could include talking and art making and every client is different. It can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience and a range of art materials are on offer including clay, paint and drawing equipment. Art work is stored confidentially until the therapy is finished and then you can choose to take art work away or leave it with the therapist.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email and I would be happy to arrange an introductory session to see if this is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Art Psychotherapy Hertford University
- BEd Honours Degree Christchurch College Canterbury
- Dealing with Shame - BAAT region 8 training
- Using Sand Tray in the therapeutic space
- Puppets in therapy -Blue Smile CPD
- Mentalisation -Neil Springham BAAT
- CPD institute of education The Dynamic Maturation Model of attachment Ben Grey
- Mental Health risk and resilience after childhood maltreatment – Dr Anne Laura
- Holistic Family approach Vince Heski Family Therapist at the Croft
- Mental Health in a connected Age- Dr Dickon Bevington
- Safe Space away day Nick Luxmoore Talking Sex with adolescence
registered member of British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- 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
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
£45 per 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is free parking available outside the studio. Access is via a stone path.
I am available during the day and some evening Monday- Friday and could possibly arrange weekend sessions
Types of client