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BA (Hons), MA, HCPC Reg
Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT2

About me

Not everything is easy to explain with words. Especially when it feels difficult.

I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. I work with children and young people aged 8 to 17 years old and young adults aged 18 to 25 years old in my private practice, based in Kingston Upon Thames.

I work with clients on a one-to-one basis and I offer face-to-face art therapy, online art therapy, short term and long term art therapy appropriate to your needs.

Why Art Therapy?

Art therapy provides a safe space for thoughts, feelings and experiences to be expressed creatively. It can provide people with a therapeutic opportunity to unburden themselves from the difficulties they are experiencing through the mechanism of processing the difficulties through art making.

How I Offer Art Therapy

The therapeutic space I provide is compassionate, gentle and encouraging. Together  we begin to unpack your feelings and experiences through art making of your choice and direction. As sessions continue to unfold, I sit beside you to support the process of art-making, expression, reflection and the development of deeper insight. Through this process of expressing, uncovering and discovering, I aim to support clients to develop a stronger sense of self and emotional resilience.

How Does Starting Therapy Work?

After you send an enquiry, I will contact you and book a free consultation to discuss your main concerns and any questions you may have.

An assessment will then follow which allows us to further explore the difficulties and concerns together. This helps to build a picture of how I can best serve your needs or the needs of a child or young person within therapy. We can then move to booking in regular sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEN settings
  • Secondary Schools
  • Primary Schools
  • NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Hospice settings
  • Residential Care Settings
  • MA Art Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Neela Govinden

Neela Govinden