10C Lordship Park
0207 2415535 / 07941618228
I am a trained and experienced Integrative Arts Psychotherapist.
I offer an empathetic and confidential space where my clients and I can collaboratively work through the difficulties that often prevent oneself from living life to its full. I also believe that with the correct support this could be possible.
We (the client and myself) use various Art intervention techniques to help highlight emotional themes that have become too painful or traumatic to verbalize.
I am a mother of two adolescent sons, and as a result I am fully aware of the difficulties our young people are facing and the biased attitude preventing them tapping into the "essence" of their adolescence to reach their full potential.
I am keen to work within famlies and educational systems to help redevelop vital communication networks,introduce new tools to counteract negative coping statagies,preventing disfunctional and isolating behaviour.
I lean towards working in a person-centric way developed from Humanistic therapy.
My research is in trauma and Neuro-science and my work reflects this.
It is my goal as the therapist to create new conditions for my clients so that they can thrive and grow autonomous.
No previous Art experience is needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Honourary position in N.H.S. Arts in Health.
- 20 day observational placement at forensic/psychiatric secure unit
- Two day training to volunteer at St John’s Hospice
- Tavistock Training .Therapeutic Intervention with Dementia
- Completed 3 day course C.A.T. Training. Working with Trauma, using Art based EMDR approach
- One day course called Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders
- M.A in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (4 years part-time)
- Counselling using the Arts course at IATE
- Higher diploma in Therapy and Education in Art
- One-day human rights training
- Fine Art and Art in the community degree Middlesex University, part time
2018 - Art Therapist for Centre for Better Health in Hackney.
2018 - Funded to deliver Art Therapeutic 1/1 and group sessions for over 50's in
2017-2018 - Honourary position with Arts in Health City and North West London N.H.S.
2004 - present - Founder of Songololo-feet whiich is a Voluntary Arts Organisation with Art Therapeutic principals.
Funded for past four year to deliver Therapeutic Arts Projects in Praxis (Refugee organisation).Prior to this our funding has extended to Over 50’s Projects. Young people affected by gun and knife crimes in housing estates in Hackney and schools.
Annual school Projects for Greenwich Council rolling out awareness and mindfulness practice in relation to bullying and transition period.
2017- Psycho-Education: Art Therapeutic Intervention and Prevention for Greenwich Council Children Services to be delivered to teachers to roll out in schools.
2013- 2016. Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
2012 – Higher Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
2000 to present –Self-employed producing and selling hand-made printed garments at local markets and full time parent.
2011 – 2015. Core Arts (Mental Health organisation) as a Printed textile tutor.
2000 – 2005. Part-time Fine Art and Art in the community degree.(Set up Voluntary Organisation) www.songololo-feet.org.uk
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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Initial introductory session 50mins is free.
£65 per Individual session 50 minute
£45 reduced rate for students,Families on low income
£150 per day per individual :Trauma informed Psycho-education using Art Therapeutic intervention-pevention for organisations and families.
I'm a practising Art Psychotherapist,Facilitator and Artist.
I have an up-to-date DBS and I am insured as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and as a Voluntary Arts organisation.
I have 20 years experience working with vulnerable clients in the Hackney and inner London communities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Wednesday 10am-8pm Thursdays - 2pm-9pm Weekend Art Therapy courses starting shortly in StokeNewington Church Street.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|