Will Roberts

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MA (Integrative Arts Psychotherapy) UKCP, HCPC
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London SE24 & W11
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About me

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, accredited with UKCP, offering psychotherapy for individuals and groups. As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on a range of theoretical approaches and resources. I respect every human being is a unique individual and support each of my clients through any challenges they may be facing in life. 

In my psychotherapy practice, I encourage clients to consider language and metaphor in forming an understanding of their current situation. Alongside traditional talking therapy, I will implement or suggest the use of other modes of creative and artistic expression. This can provide further insight, resonance and self-understanding. This could involve drawing or painting a picture to express a thought or feeling. Other times it could be listening to music or discussing art images or using sand tray figures. Clients do not need to have any experience of art making to be able to engage with this aspect of the therapy. The arts have an often surprising and welcome ability to support the psychotherapeutic work, to enhance the therapeutic relationship and bring into the client's awareness relational processes that occur within the space.

I have experience working as an arts psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in South London. Alongside this, I see clients, manage and supervise a team of therapists within an addiction setting in Central London. My training included an honorary placement at Wandsworth Complex Needs Service as part of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust. I also have experience treating patients individually and running groups in a hospital specialising in addiction in Mysore South India.

Outside my clinical work, I support students and deliver tutorials and seminars on the three year Masters course in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I have completed a diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Minster Centre. Drawing on my background and ongoing work in the Performing Arts, I am registered practitioner for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, BAPAM.  

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Integrative Supervision - The Minster Centre (UKCP accredited)

BACP accredited 'How to do therapy online' certificate from the Open University (C19OT_1)

MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, University of East London (UKCP accredited).

Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.

BA Hons First Class, from the University of York.

Experience as a therapist

In addition to my private practice, I have experience working in the NHS as part of a regional Complex Needs Service in London, for addiction services (in UK and India) and at a St Mungo's recovery centre for homeless people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety related to careers in the performing arts: performance anxiety (stage fright), adapting to life after or on tour, stress related to loss of work

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

London, Greater London, SE24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Will Roberts
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