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About me

Hi, I'm Sue, and I work within a team of Art Psychotherapists skilled in offering psychological support to clients who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss.

I am able to support people of any age experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, psychosis, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation and self-harm, as well as those experiencing difficulties related to autism, Aspergers and Down Syndrome. I also have experience in working with gender and sexual identity.

Offering psychodynamic, person-centred compassion-focused art psychotherapy,
Art Therapy is the process of creating art with the guidance and support of a professional art therapist, and is a type of psychotherapy.

Through the process of making art, clients are able to explore their inner world, develop greater self-awareness, express thoughts and feelings, access creativity and self-esteem, and better cope with stress.

If you'd like to know more about how I can help, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 34 years experience working with vulnerable children, young people and adults, including 4 years professional Art Psychotherapy experience, 10 years working in education, and 20 years working in community arts.

I founded Untapped in 1995, and also work in CAMHS (NHS) as an Art Psychotherapist. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Untapped are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting people using art.

  • Sue Hamilton-White (Managing Director)
  • MA Art Psychotherapy
  • MA Fine Art
  • BA Communication Media
  • GAD Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Client focused
  • Trauma informed
  • CPTSD
  • self-harm
  • suicidal
  • ASD
  • SEN
  • LD
  • Anxiety
  • GAD
  • Social anxiety

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Fees

Free initial consultation.

Individuals £50 per 50 minutes.

Groups (8 people max) £200 per 90 mins.

Free initial consultations for each participant.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 10am-6pm.

Further information

The team of art therapists are fully qualified, insured, hold enhanced DBS checks, and are registered with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council), and are BAAT members (British Association of Art Therapists). We receive regular clinical supervision, and take part in Continuous Professional Development, involving training courses, research and dialogue with professional peers.

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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

Children
Young people
Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sue Hamilton-White (MA, HCPC) Art Psychotherapist, Untapped Art Therapy

Sue Hamilton-White (MA, HCPC) Art Psychotherapist, Untapped Art Therapy