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BA(Hons), MA, HCPC, Psychotherapist, Art Therapist & EMDR

About me

What I Offer 

Psychodynamic talking therapy and or Art therapy as well as being a specialist in EMDR. Often I find I can combine these therapies to best suit the individual I am working with.

Art Psychotherapy uses art media as its primary mode of expression.  Often it can be challenging to translate our thoughts and feelings into words. Language can also be stigmatised and difficult to use around mental health. Art is great at breaking through these barriers that we develop and allow us to reflect and express ourselves in a rich and authentic way. No artistic abilities are needed.

I follow a psychodynamic framework which focuses on looking at how past experiences and relationships can influence the way you handle situations and relationships in your current day to day life. I use this framework in both talking and art therapy. Having both vessels of therapy means I can be adaptive and provide a rich experience for my clients. 

I also offer EMDR (eye movement desensitisation therapy). This is a therapy specifically designed for treatment of PTSD. This uses eye movement techniques as well as simultaneously recalling trauma. When successful the person may find themselves freed of the nightmares, fears, grieving and seemingly out-of-control symptoms and reactions that they have suffered from for years. The results are shown to be permanent over time. This is currently the most recommended treatment in the UK for PTSD under WHO and NICE guidelines. 

About Me

​I have experience with individuals with acute psychiatric mental health issues, eating disorder, hospice/ bereavement, addiction and recovery programmes. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health issues and neurodiverse needs including depression, anxiety, psychosis, ASD, PTSD, attachment disorder, trauma, personality disorders and more.

I understand how difficult it can be to access psychotherapy and how vulnerable it can make you feel.  I think it is important to treat people and this process with respect, compassion and kindness. Allowing you to take responsibility for your own creative decisions  and content means that as opposed to leading you down a path, I am rather stood beside you, keeping you safe and supporting you in your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR practitioner training 2022

Clinical supervision training, BAAT

Masters in Art Psychotherapy with a Merit from Goldsmiths University of London

BA (Hons) in Illustration from The Arts University Bournemouth

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design from The Arts University Bournemouth

Member organisations

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Online sessions: £60

Face to face sessions: £65

When I work

Weekdays and evenings.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom