Sometimes we cannot understand why we feel so low and even when we can identify with our problems talking about them can be difficult with anyone - when this happens, Creative Arts Psychotherapy can provide a safe space to work while we have a chance to make sense of things - it is not just about being physically creative, it can simply mean we 'think in a creative way' in order to explore problems and difficulties.
There is no necessity to make art in order to benefit from this form of support - I believe we express ourselves creatively in many ways, in the way we make our choices in life - the clothes we wear, the stories we tell - this expression can help us explore thoughts and feelings that are often so difficult to talk about such as depression, anxiety and a general sense of not deserving good things in life.
I provide individual sessions for both children and adults and this can often be in the support of general relationship difficulties. I also specialise in supporting young people with challenging behaviour and emotional problems. I have twenty years experience of working with autism and attachment difficulties and I look forward to offering you safe, confidential and caring support.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Creative Arts Psychotherapy
BA [Hons.] Fine Art and Media Studies
PGCE - main stream education
Advanced Certificate in Educational Skills
I am trained in Transactional Analysis, Neuro Linguistics and Intensive Interaction, Sexualised Behaviour Management and Assertive Skills.
I work closely with families who foster and adopt and provide training for social workers and foster carers in the management of looked after children.
I specialise in work within the autistic spectrum.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Creative Arts Psychotherapy[ BAAT] and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council - I hold an enhanced CRB and full professional liability insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a sliding scale of fees - specifically for those who need financial support - please make enquiries about these rates - the scale rises up to a maximum of £50 per one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointment times are flexible during week/weekends