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About me

When we navigate through an ocean of uncertainty it is ok to seek support to gain more awareness and understanding of why we are feeling this way.  Let's start a transformative process towards your most authentic, powerful and creative self. Transformation is possible!!

I am passionate about my work. I am highly motivated and committed to work with people in the process of creating positive changes to their lives. I am interested in the idea that past experiences shape and influence the way we think and act in day to day situations.

Within the safe space of the therapeutic relationship, I use Art, Nature, Mindfulness, Coaching and psychodynamic theories to explore and reflect on the creative adjustments developed in childhood. In that way, new creative adjustments can be formulated leaving the client more flexible, more capable, and more whole.

I am fully qualified to work with children, adolescents and adults. I specialise in:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Feeling angry aggressive, irritable, anxious or restless
  • Loss of interest, no longer finding pleasure in favourite activities, feeling tired easily, thoughts of suicide, drinking excessively, engaging in high-risk activities
  • Inability to concentrate, difficulty completing tasks, delayed responses during conversations, fatigue, pains, headache
  • Insomnia, restless sleep, excessive sleepiness
  • Feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, loss

Training, qualifications & experience

I have more than sixteen years’ experience working with adults, children and young people in different settings and within different roles. I completed a MA in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University of London in 2010. I have worked as an Art Psychotherapist for the not-for-profit sector, the NHS, schools and in my private practice. Parallel to my role as an art psychotherapist, I worked as a team manager delivering therapeutic services in schools for more than eight years.

I am  a HCPC registered art psychotherapist, British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) registered private practitioner and supervisor and, an Integrative Coach.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council

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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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Sliding scale fee

Further information

Monica has attended different training such as Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy, Developing Mentalisation and Eco Art Therapy. Currently she is completing a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Advance Diploma.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Monica Jato, MA, HCPC, Art Psychotherapist

Monica Jato, MA, HCPC, Art Psychotherapist