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BA Hons. MA. reg: HCPC and BAAT.

About me

My aim is to support as many people as I can with the skills I have developed over the years. My primary qualification is in Art Psychotherapy, and I also have skills in dialectical behavioural therapy, dyadic developmental psychotherapy, transactional analysis and mindfulness. I would describe my practice as integrative and my approach as humanistic and creative. I am friendly and easy going, yet guiding and thoughtful. 

I will support you to use creative methods to explore your circumstances and deeper feelings, whether this is through art making, metaphors, writing or conversations, it is about finding what works for you and your unique circumstances. The aim of creative methods is to explore what might be beyond words, or hard to describe, sometimes using images, and metaphors can allow access to the difficulties that are really hard to reach and allow us to process and work through them together. 

I am offering sessions to anyone over the age of 13 years. Currently I am providing on line sessions, or telephone. This means that I can reach more people and offer lower rates. 

I have experience of supporting people with the following difficulties and dilemmas (however if you do not identify with anything on this list and would like me to support you, please call, and we discuss whether we can make it work): 

  • Relationships
  • Social anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Anger and behaviour challenges
  • Mental health
  • Family dynamics
  • LGBTQI+ (with lived experience)
  • Adoption and care experiences
  • Work dynamics
  • Trauma experiences (historical abuse/sexual trauma/DV)
  • Understanding emotions
  • Autism and learning difficulties

Beyond one to one work, I have been involved with developing trauma informed organisations and can offer supervision and reflective practice for teams and/or individuals. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • BA Hons. Fine Art
  • Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy. 

Registrations:

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

Further training:

  • Transactional analysis
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy
  • Dyadic developmental psychotherapy. 

I have experience working with children, adolescence and adults, in the charity sector, private organisations and with the NHS.

More specifically in an adult community mental health team, SEMH/SEND schools, mainstream school, children's residential homes, a substance rehabilitation service and an adult secure mental health ward, as well as within the primary care sector where clients self referred. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

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Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial meeting will cost nothing. 

If sessions are agreed they will be £35 per 50 mins. 

Concession fees available. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for sessions from 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

On Thursdays I have time available during the day, mornings preferred. Room for negotiation. 

Further information

Please email me to arrange a call.

I offer sessions via zoom, or over the phone. 

Both talking therapy and art therapy available. 

For art therapy, you will need your own art materials (pencil and paper will do or more if you have it). You will need to be able to keep your artwork safe so we can refer back to it. 

All session, even for teenagers, will be confidential and you will be required to find a confidential space for the duration of the session time. 

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online
Phone

I offer supervision to anyone working within a trauma informed organisation and also students training on an art psychotherapy program.

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