State Registered Art Therapist (registered with Health Care Professions Council reg. no. AS503)
BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Private Practitioner
BAAT registered Supervisor
Director, London Art Therapy Centre
Educator, Trainer, Artist
I have been practising art therapy for many years and have worked for many organisations and with different client groups of all ages. My approach is essentially client-led, working with whatever the client wants to explore or seeks to understand during the sessions. I draw on many resources to enable the client to resolve issues and to develop his or her authentic voice. As each person is unique no therapy journey is the same and I do not impose any single system of understanding in the client’s therapy journey. Art therapy and psychotherapy have a vast reference library of various and specific approaches for working with people. My clinical influences are quite wide and include Jung, Winnicott, Object Relations, Rowan, Ledermann, and Farrelly. I worked at the Arbours Crisis Centre for six years and have a particular interest in therapeutic communities and adult mental health. My diploma in psychotherapy supervision was in transpersonal psychotherapy which offers a way of working with beliefs and faith within the therapy journey.
Over the years I have met many clients who have presented similar struggles or difficulties, however while similar themes of the human psyche emerge, they may need to be understood, processed and resolved in different ways. Thus the context, timing, maturity, readiness, stability, instability, creative engagement, health and even economics all have bearing on the pace and approach of the work. My style in art therapy is to create a safe space; to engender a freeing up of the creative process; to reflect with clients using interpretation, metaphor, humour and enquiry; to be authentic, empathic and vigilant; to honour and value the client-therapist relationship while maintaining strict professional boundaries.
(nearest tubes – Regents Park, Great Portland St, Baker St)
I have been practising art therapy in Harley Street since 1998. I am associated with a group of medical practitioners called New Medicine Group. This enables my clients to swiftly access specific medical help if needed.
At the Harley Street practice I am able to offer clients extended art therapy sessions – 75 and 90 minutes – while incorporating a cognitive-behavioural approach known as Provocative Therapy. This is not suitable for everyone however it can be a useful approach to catalyse change for clients who may feel ‘stuck’.
25-27 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT
(nearest tube – Archway Station)
London Art Therapy Centre has bespoke art therapy studios where clients can feel uninhibited ‘to make a mess’ as well as view the seasonal art therapy exhibitions on display there. This practice is more suitable for child clients as the art therapy studios are equipped with Sandtray equipment and other materials for children.
Art for the Heart workshops and the Well-being & Support Group take place at London Art Therapy Centre.
Individual Clients: Harley Street/ £95 per hour session; London Art Therapy Centre/ £75 per hour session
Supervisees: £55 per hour session
Art therapy trainees and low income clients: £50 per hour session
Group sessions: please see specific pages for fee structure
For all appointments at either venue please call me on 07946-603715.
If you would like to discuss any referrals, art therapy interventions, supervision arrangements or other, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org without obligation.