All registered Art Psychotherapists most have a post graduate MA or MSC qualification in Art Psychotherapy. They are also expected to have a first degree in order to undertake post graduate training.
Art Psychotherapy is a profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration with HCPC is required by law in order to be able to practice as an Art Psychotherapist in the UK. This ensures that national standards, ethics, conduct and continuing professional developments are met. You can check if an Art Psychotherapist is registered at: https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/
Any person working with children, young people and vulnerable adults is required to have enhanced DBS* clearance.
*The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) And The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Have Merged Into The Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS). CRB Checks Are Now Called DBS Checks.
I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I am registered as a BAAT approved Private Practitioner.
I have enhanced DBS clearance for working with children, adolescents and vulnerable adults.
I have civil liability insurance for all private clinical work.
I abide by the code of conduct and the principles of practice as set out by BAAT and HCPC.
I have my own private practice, having been previously employed by the NHS for for 13 years. I have experience of working within adult mental health units, specialising in a forensic clinical area. Within this, I have worked alongside other professionals, service users and their carers and their families.
I also have experience of working directly with children, families, parents and other involved professionals. I also enjoy offering personal therapy to Art Psychotherapy trainees who are establishing their practice.
I am extremely interested in the development of personality, emotional development, attachment and the impact of trauma on development.