About me

I am a client centered Art Psychotherapist and am passionate about the value and benefits of art making. Within my sessions I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to explore and reflect on their inner world. Together we use the art made in sessions as a way to make sense of the clients' past and present experiences, to improve their personal and emotional wellbeing and to understand their sense of identity. 

I work non-directionally and use a variety of ways in an attempt to engage clients including working on images alongside them. Art Psychotherapy sessions are a shared and equal experience between myself and the client. 

My approach to sessions is psychodynamic. I am particularly interested in conscious and unconscious processes and the impact they haver not just on a clients' identity, behaviour and attitude, but also the effect this has on their own interpersonal relations.

 

I have worked extensively within adult forensic settings and mental health settings, providing therapy to clients of varying diagnosis and challenging behaviours including psychosis, personality disorders, self-harm, historical abuse and neglect and anger issues. 

I offer individual and group sessions.

 

I gained my MA Art Psychotherapy in 2005 from the University of Sheffield.

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My areas of special interest;

  • Abuse

  • Adult Mental Health

  • Bereavement

  • Family Therapy

  • Forensic and Prison Services

  • Individual Private Therapy

  • Personality Disorders

  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia

  • Trauma

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