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.
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.
My diploma in psychotherapy supervision was in transpersonal psychotherapy which offers a way of working with beliefs and faith within the therapy journey. I offer clinical supervision to qualified arts therapists as well as those in training. I have supervised therapists working in schools, PRUs, child bereavement, adult hospices, adult mental health as well as private clients. I also devised and deliver a six-month Supervision Training Course for arts therapists.
If you are seeking ongoing arts therapy during your arts therapy training, I will only work with one trainee per training year per course and have worked with art, dance movement, drama and play trainee therapists from Goldsmiths, Herts, Roehampton and IATE. I understand the training approaches of each of these institutions and the ongoing therapy supports the trainee within the paradigm of their training.
46 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JH
(nearest tube – Kings Cross, 4 minutes walk)
London Art Therapy Centre has bespoke art therapy studios where clients can feel uninhibited ‘to make a mess’ using a variety of art materials. We also have sand trays and figurines for Jungian Sandplay.
Art for the Heart workshops take place at London Art Therapy Centre.
Individual Clients: £85 per hour session
Supervisees: £75 per hour session
Art therapy traineees: £70 per hour session
Group sessions: please see specific pages for fee structure
For all appointments 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.