Ulrike Schmoranzer MA (HCPC reg.BAAT, MBACP)
If you find yourself looking for a way to make sense of things, talking and the creative approach of Arts Psychotherapy allows for this to happen in a non threatening and yet effective way. Working with images does not require artistic skill and can be surprisingly rewarding. It also allows you to express a range of feelings which may be difficult to put into words. Having your inner needs met in very clear and at times even surprisingly poetic way has been one of the benefits of arts therapy.
Besides the wide scope of the arts I am also used to offering solution focused talking therapy when required.
I have worked in 4 different countries over my adult career and am used to working with a broad cultural understanding as each persons cultural and ethnic background shapes their experience.
The potential of creative therapy is vast. Besides paints and materials for drawing and making your mark I also may invite you to work with Sand tray or other methods to explore what you are dealing with.
As an Integrative therapist I work with an integrated model using a range of major therapeutic theories and integrate a range of arts based methods to assist the healing process. This allows for a very individually tailored support.
I work in the Prittlewell area of Southend. I offer single assessment sessions as well as short-term and long-term therapy. Some evening sessions are available to accommodate people's long working hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in counselling abroad for over 20 years. My passion for creative ways of working with the problems and injuries which life can bring grew over time until I had the opportunity to train further in Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) in Islington London.
SInce gaining my MA in integrative Arts Psychotherapy I have worked in Palliative care giving End of Life support to patients and their families as well as pre- and post Bereavement support.
I have experience in working within community mental health and inpatient contexts. Supporting people coping with mood disorders, anxiety and depression.
I am a guest lecturer on the subject of communication and sustainable care giving in nursing at the University of Essex.
I also work for a children's and family charity delivering one to one sessions, family support and relationship group work. This includes working with families that are experiencing difficulties or are dealing with complex needs such as trauma, self harm, domestic abuse, patch work family dynamics and other issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- 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
End of Life
Adjustments issues after redundancy
Stroke rehabilitation support
My fee per session is £40.-
An initial trial or assessment session may be useful to talk about what your needs are and how to best meet them.
I am registered with the
HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BAAT (British Association of Arts Therapists)
and adhere to their standards of professional conduct and code of ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Italian German|
Southend near Prittlewell Train Station
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|