Offering Trauma informed Integrative Arts Therapeutic Interventions and Preventions.
In an empathetic and confidential environment my clients and I work collaboratively through Psychosymatic pain/tensions trapped in the body causing difficulties physiologically and Psychologically which often prevent oneself from living life to its full.
Experience involves,music,various Art forms and curiosity!
My research and experience indicate that with the correct support,awareness and meaning can be obtained and personal narratives created.
We (the client and myself) use various Art intervention techniques to help highlight emotional themes that have become too painful or traumatic to verbalize.
These techniques allow us to tap into forgotten implicit memories through the use of sensori-motor techniques,creating meaning,understanding and healing.
Art Based E.M.D.R.
Printed textiles and other Art forms are used through a re-wind process allowing Traumatic Images and experiences to be transferred and place in the memory part of the brain,preventing the repetitive nature of Trauma based effects to continue.
Creating space for a new-Narrative
All the above techniques have personally been created by myself and on going research highlighted through our co-founded Voluntary Arts Organisation, targeting hard to reach communities in London for the past 15 years.
State of the Art Trauma and Neuro-science theoretical influences have been woven together with a grass roots community-based approach.
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 potent
I am keen to work within famlies and educational systems to help redevelop vital communication networks,introduce new Trauma based Art Therapeutic tools to counteract negative coping statagies,preventing disfunctional and isolating behaviour and highlight the important re-modelling of young people's brains during the ages of 12-24 which cause there caotic, intolerable and often life changing experiences.
I lean towards working in a person-centric way developed from Humanistic therapy.
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.
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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 problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently part of a team within City and North Weat London delivering Arts in Heath as a step down approach for people suffering from long term mental health problems or just having a difficult time.
We will be mirroring this approach in the Scouts hall in Stoke Newington,catering for young people in Hackney who have either been excluded from school or been through the mental health system.
We too are in the process of setting up a Trauma informed Art Therapeutic clinic on Church Street offering affordable and accessable service to London Community.
The Clinic will cater for 1/1 Clients,Therapeutic groups and Psycho-Educational Space.
This is functional at present but will be fully launched in September 2018.
- 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.
FUNDED COURSES ARE FREE
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 - Thursday 6pm-9pm Week-ends 10am-6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|