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What I offer

I am a registered HCPC Art Psychotherapist and a member of BAAT, British Association of Art Therapy.

With my knowledge of art media and art-based approaches, I hold a space that enhances people’s abilities and clients begin to communicate through creative expression.

As a freelance art psychotherapist, I have experience working in various settings, NHS, primary schools, special education and charities. I offer individual and group art therapy sessions. However, I recommend individual sessions in primary school settings.

If you wish to learn more and how it can benefit your service users, please fill out a contact form and I will be in touch. Please note, I am not available for private practice at this time.

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What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a mental health profession where clients work alongside an HCPC licensed Art Psychotherapist. It is an alternative to talk therapy or counselling, giving the individual a way of communicating with their inner selves through the use of art, using art making to process trauma, patterns in behaviour, access healing and foster empowerment. The use of art psychotherapy in an individuals treatment plan for psychological disorders can enhance their mental health.

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What happens in the room?

Art Therapy is a private and confidential space.

Within the space, there is the client, art therapist and the art work. Together a therapeutic relationship is built. Through the work of all three, the client's pain becomes bearable, allowing progress and growth to proceed. The art allows an individual to connect to their own personal, visual language, while the art therapist offers a holding environment.

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Who can access Art Therapy?

There is often an assumption that art therapy is only for children or those living with a condition.

Art Therapy helps children, young people and adults, from ages 4 -- 104 years old. Clients may have a wide range of abilities or diagnosis and life experiences. Art therapy offers the individual space to visually express and record experiences, perceptions, feelings and imagination. 

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • cancer

  • eating disorders

  • emotional difficulties

  • family or relationship problems

  • medical conditions

  • psychological symptoms

  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • substance use

  • psychosocial issues

Benefits of Art Therapy

Art psychotherapy offers a non-verbal approach to therapy, when words cannot be found or used. With its sensory-based materials, an individual is able to engage in self-regulation and become more intone with their thoughts and feelings.

Other benefits:

  • improve memory

  • reasoning

  • resilience

  • stimulate the imagination

  • problem solving

  • boosts self esteem

  • more observant

  • reduces stress

  • foster healing

  • build and strengthen relationships

 

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