Wendy Durell, HCPC Reg
74 Norfolk Road
I am an experienced Art Therapist with a private practice in Rickmansworth and a therapy supervision practice.
People come to Art Therapy for many different reasons. Art Therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy and can be helpful for a variety of concerns. Some adults want help with something that is troubling them, others simply want to learn something more about themselves.
Initially, I provide an opportunity for us to think together in a confidential setting about whatever is troubling. Sometimes a one-off consultation is all that is wanted. At other times a first meeting leads to further exploration and a regular weekly appointment is made.
People who come to Art Therapy need have no previous experience or skill in art. Some clients (adults and children) prefer art-making to talking. Others choose to talk and many use a mixture of both.
In my private practice I have worked individually with adults, young people and children. Sometimes parents contact me with concerns about their children. I have also carried out family work with parents and children with a variety of concerns:
- adoption issues
- asperger's syndrome
- autistic spectrum disorders - ASD
- emotional and behavioural difficulties
- learning difficulties
- low self-esteem
- separation and divorce.
I have more than ten years experience of working with children and young people with learning and / or emotional and behavioural difficulties.
In my therapy supervision practice I offer supervision to qualified practitioners as well as those in training. I have worked with art therapists, dramatherapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy
Diploma in Groupwork Practice
Advanced Certificate in Supervision
Before setting up in private practice I worked in mainstream and special schools in Harrow, Hertfordshire and Hillingdon. I have worked with infant, primary and secondary pupils and their parents.
For six years I was the co-ordinator of Art Therapists in Education (ATE). ATE is part of The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I am a BAAT registered therapist and supervisor. In addition to the above qualifications as a teacher and a therapist, I have an Advanced Certificate in Supervision recognised by The British Association of Dramatherapists.
I am also an associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis and have a Diploma in Group Work Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child and family related issues such as adoption, special guardianship and Looked after children as well as autism.
Fees and methods of payment are discussed in the initial consultation.
I charge £65 for an initial consultation and £50 for ongoing sessions.
My consulting rooms are in Norfolk Road, Rickmansworth. Norfolk Road is ten minutes walk from Rickmansworth Station.
Between Harrow, Watford and Amersham my practice is easily accessible from Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire and only a couple of miles from Junction 18 of the M25. There is free parking in various car parks in Rickmansworth and only a few minutes from Norfolk Road.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and some evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervision.View supervision profile