HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist
Available for in-person sessions on Wednesdays
How can I support you?
Life isn’t always straightforward, and sometimes we need some help to make sense of the past and present. I provide a safe space to listen, reflect on and explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. Issues that I can help with include anxiety, low mood, depression, anger, low self esteem, relationship challenges, bullying, academic pressure, school refusal, transitions, loss, bereavement, identity and trauma. I’m also able to offer parent consultations. Therapy can provide the opportunity to make positive change. Sometimes we only need to change a tiny bit to make life much better.
I am a London based Art Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience, and registered with the HCPC. I completed my Art Psychotherapy training at Roehampton University, having already studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art. I am also qualified as a Clinical Supervisor at King’s College London in January 2021.
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients, having worked in the NHS CAMHS, education, the charity sector and private practice. My roles have included School Counsellor, Art Psychotherapist, Clinical lead and Supervisor. As well as working with children and adolescents, I also provide therapy to adults and students in training.
I provide a safe and confidential space to explore a range of mental health difficulties. I offer short and long term therapy, both in person and online.
Art therapy can be particularly useful when it may be difficult to access painful feelings or when words are too hard to find. Communicating creatively can feel safer. My primary approach is creative, using art materials with psychodynamic thinking to explore feelings that can often relate to the past as well as on-going experiences that may have not been resolved or that continue to cause upset. Using art materials is an alternative form of communication that can connect us to our unconscious past. It can help us to name, understand and then talk about how we feel when those emotions seem too difficult or overwhelming. This approach is not about being good at art but is about trying to understand how we may be feeling and helps us express and work through our difficulties.
Counselling and therapy can offer a safe space to explore your emotions.
I offer an empathetic and non-judgemental space to support a range of difficulties. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, so I offer a 15 minute free phone consultation ahead of each prospective session to build a connection.
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