In June 2018 I completed a Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University of London and I am now a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Art Psychotherapist.
The Health and Care Professions Council regulates health, psychological and social work professionals.
You can check my status on the link below.
The British Association of Art Therapists: promotes and gives information about art therapy.
I follow the regulations and Code of Ethics published by these bodies. I receive clinical supervision to support and develop my practice. I hold enhanced DBS clearance, professional liability insurance, and adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY or also called PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues, which may be confusing and distressing.
One may want to paint, draw or play with clay. One may wish to explore the materials, pouring paint, ripping paper or pushing chalk pastels against paper. Playing with material will be beneficial for the patient to find non-verbal ways of expressing how you feel.
Art Therapy allows one to trust and feel safe exploring any difficult feelings they may be experiencing. This safety comes not only as one's relationship evolves with me as your therapist, but also from experiencing the art materials as a way of exploring these feelings.
Art Psychotherapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.
Art Therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients' needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
Art Therapy in Schools
When pupils are experiencing emotional difficulties they find learning very hard and their inclusion in school life is affected. Art Therapy as form of intervention can assist with an individual's psychological, emotional, educational, social and physical development.
Art Psychotherapist can help identify new strategies for managing feelings, thoughts and behaviours at home and school. They can build resilience in the child and encourage and support the child, their parents, and teachers through the process of making positive changes.
Art Psychotherapists work as members of the school's team and contribute to reviews and multi professional meetings. They also liaise with other professionals involved in any safeguarding issues and attend case conferences and review meetings.
What is needed?
- A self-contained room, consistently available and free from interruption
- A sink and running water
- A lockable storage space
- Art materials, a table and chairs
- Liaison time with key staff and parents/carers
- Liaison time with other relevant professionals.
I offer my services to charity organisations, schools, hospices and mental health/wellbeing centres. It can be NHS referrals or self-referrals. Sessions are suitable for clients living with mental health conditions, including dementia, anxiety, stress, depression and social isolation.
If you are interested in engaging with Art Therapy please contact me at or call 07715601222
Before working together it is advisable to have assessment meeting. This is an opportunity to meet with me to consider what would be the best approach for you or your child's individual needs. This will cost £25 for 50 minutes.
If you agree that Art Psychotherapy would be beneficial for you or your child then it would be expected that you commit to a once a week session for at least 6 months. Sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes.
For group work (5 to 8 people), sessions cost £25 (per person) for 90 minutes.
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