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Vicky Procter HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist MA, PGCE, BA Hons

Neath, West Glamorgan, SA11 3BH
07840 049326 Registered / Accredited
Neath, West Glamorgan, SA11 3BH

About me

UPDATE SINCE COVID -19.  I know that this is a really tough time for us all.
With this in mind, I am available for telephone or online (skype or zoom) psychotherapy sessions to help you if you are struggling with ongoing or new anxieties or difficulties. Until it is deemed safe to resume face to face sessions, this is how I will be working.  These online sessions do not necessarily involve artmaking as this can be quite tricky to negotiate, so instead we will focus on the talking side of psychotherapy.  Please don't feel alone at this difficult time.

I am an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and Psychotherapist with an MA in Art Psychotherapy. I offer individual sessions with adults, older adults, children and young people. My aim is to help my clients to regain their self-esteem, confidence, trust and independence.

As a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist, I am psychodynamically trained and combine the theories and methods of this practice with mindfulness and person-centred therapies.  My aim is to help you unravel, experience and understand your true feelings in order to be at peace with them.  Often, our unconscious can hold onto painful experiences causing us to develop various defences which can inhibit future relationships.  For this reason, psychodynamic psychotherapy/art psychotherapy can work particularly well with people who have lost meaning to their lives, who are unsure of their identity or have difficulty forming or maintaining healthy relationships.

Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy which involves art making and conversation.  I am very much client led so if you wish to just talk all session then this is absolutely fine.  Equally, if there are some sessions where you wish to create art with very little talking, then this is fine too.  The sessions are for you and therefore I adapt to how you need them to be in order to move forward positively in your life.

I am extremely passionate about Art Psychotherapy helping people with their diffilculties because it allows you to explore the use of the art materials with no judgement.  By just 'seeing what happens' as I often say, it enables the unconscious to come to the surface through your artwork whether or not you believe you are skilled at art.  Your artwork then provides a platform to work from and through further exploration, artmaking and conversation, we can begin to discover the deep roots of your feelings and difficulties.

I never impose judgement and I am committed to helping you understand your art for yourself. I am fully trained to help you use the creative process as an opportunity to grow or make changes.

You do not need to be skilled at art to benefit from these sessions. Art Psychotherapy provides a safe space to communicate and think about your inner feelings in a non-verbal or verbal way. I have a wide range of art materials to help you to experiment and explore how you are feeling through the use of art making and conversation.

​I also believe that we hold our emotions physically and that we can develop pain or discomfort in our bodies as a result of trauma or emotional upset.  I often use mindfulness and focussing techniques to help you to become more self-aware, connecting mind, body and spirit as one whole.

Being open to self-reflection, self-exploration and a having a natural curiosity for your internal world can enable you to move forward in a healthier and happier direction.  Using mindfulness, focussing, artmaking or reflective conversation, I can help you to explore your unconscious.

If any of this resonates with you, please feel warmly welcome to contact me for further information. Please don't feel you need to hide from the world with your difficulties. Reach out to someone who understands the complexities of life and who will listen sensitively to your story, offering you guidance and support.

With warmest wishes,

Vicky

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist and Psychotherapist with an MA in Art Psychotherapy.

Prior to qualifying as an Art Psychotherapist, I was a Primary School Teacher for 12 years, a Piano Teacher and a Self-employed registered Childminder for 2 years.

As an Art Psychotherapist, I am self-employed and work with a wide range of clients.  I work with adults, children and young people and I provide weekly 1:1 sessions at Magnolia - Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Neath.  I have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders, personality disorders, anger issues, relationship difficulties and isolation to name just a few.

I have also been working within Pupil Referral Units and schools, offering Art Therapy to pupils who struggle with anxiety, emotional regulation, anger difficulties, suppressed emotions, bereavement, body image and low self-esteem to name just a few of their difficulties.  I work with parents from these schools too.

I also offer Art Therapy to organisations for 'Wellbeing Days' such as colleges, schools, charities etc. I have provided weekly group sessions for adults in various commnuity centres, charities and other organisations.

Previously, as an Art Psychotherapist, I have worked within the NHS, Secondary Care in Adult Mental Health and offered Art Therapy to clients suffering from eating disorders, low self-esteem, bereavement, psychosis and abusive relationships.  I have also worked within the NHS on a ward for older adults, offering Art Therapy to clients suffering from dementia, physical symptoms and illnesses, loneliness and memory loss.

I have found working with all of my clients a privilege and I have made it my aim to become attuned to each and every one of them in order to engage fully within the therapeutic relationship with them, enable them to feel heard and to authentically empathise with their individual stories through their art-making and verbal communication.  I want to empower my clients to find a happier and healthier path and for them to strengthen their self-belief to move forward independently.

I use directive and non-directive techniques, combine mindfulness and focussing techniques with the theories and methods of Art Psychotherapy.  Most importantly I place you, the client, at the centre, learning from and understanding your individual needs.

I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and I have an up to date DBS certificate.

HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist.

My qualifications:

MA Art Psychotherapy

PGCE Primary

BA Honours History of Art

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

Psychotherapy

Counselling

Art Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Private Practice at Magnolia- Centre for Health and Wellbeing

1:1 sessions (for adults or children) 1 hour £40

Please contact me for prices for organisations or schools.

Magnolia- Centre For Health And Wellbeing
44 Victoria Gardens
Neath
West Glamorgan
SA11 3BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Vicky Procter HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist MA, PGCE, BA Hons

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