I am an experienced Art Psychotherapist registered with BAAT and HCPC and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with UKCP.I offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified Art Psychotherapists.
I work Psychodynamically/ Analytically and use relational and attachment theories. I believe in empowering therapists to develop their own autonomy in their working practices and like to support and challenge thinking to achieve the best outcome for clients and to enable therapists to manage the strong feelings that are evoked through our work.
I have worked as an Art Psychotherapist for fifteen years within the NHS, charity and independent sector where I have supervised and managed a number of Arts Therapists. I have particular interest and experience of working within Learning Disability Services and in working with adults with Personality Disorders using MBT. I am also registered as an MBT Practioner and further qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. I can offer supervision for both individual and group Art Therapy work.I have experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties and those with Learning Disabilities and or Autism, including those experiencing severe mental illness in both inpatient and community settings.
I also have experinxe of reflective practice and team supervision, in setting up and establishing services and supporting services through periods of truama and change. I am available to act in a consultancy role to support organisations and aid their thinking through through a Psychodynamuc framework.