Vicky Procter HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist MA, PGCE, BA Hons
**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 skype psychotherapy sessions which is still beneficial to you if you are struggling with ongoing or new anxieties. Wishing you all the best.
I am an HCPC registered Art 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.
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 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.
Please feel warmly welcome to contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a HCPC and BAAT registered Art 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 and understanding your individual needs.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and I have an up to date DBS certificate.
HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist.
MA Art Psychotherapy
BA Honours History of Art
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.