Hello, I am an Art Psychotherapist
I provide one to one Art psychotherapy for adults and students in training. I am also available to provide one to one and group Art Psychotherapy for sessional work in schools and charities.
I have experience providing Art Therapy for adults suffering with addiction difficulties and substance misuse and can offer therapy to adults in recovery and to children and family members of someone with an addiction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an HCPC/BAAT registered MA Art Psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with children, adolescents and adults in various clinical settings including NHS, education, private and voluntary sectors. I work with individuals on a one to one basis and work with groups and families offering a support network around the client.
I practice from a client led, person centred approach underpinned by my psychoanalytic/psychodynamic training. My professional interest is in Object Relations and Attachment Theory underpinned by the theories of Bion, Klein, and Winnicott.
I have degree in Fine Art and have also created my own brand of Jewellery. I bring my calm and boundaried approach and artistic outlook to all job roles, helping people gain empowerment and confidence through self-expression. I believe the art process in Art Psychotherapy offers another symbolic language where an individual can express what is going on for them in their inner world in a contained way, enabling the process of change, self reflection and recovery.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with