I am available for in-person sessions at the London Art Therapy Centre on Saturday afternoons.
I believe what underpins my practice as an Art Psychotherapist is my person-centered approach, where I am able to work flexibly to adapt to my client’s needs and at a pace that is comfortable for them. I am trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, have a good working knowledge of Dyadic Developmental Practice, trauma approaches, and a particular interest in Attachment Theory. As part of my clinical practice, I work in an empathetic, respectful, culturally sensitive, and non-judgemental way, which in turn I believe, contributes to the development of the therapeutic relationship.
I work with both adults and children & young people. I have over two years of experience working with adults and two years with children and young people. This has been within settings such as NHS inpatient services, an adults homelessness charity, Children’s Looked After, Adoption Support and a post 16 special educational setting.
Prior to training in Art Psychotherapy I worked within a Children’s Social Care team and as such understand the importance of developing relationships with, and supporting, parents/ carers as part of working with children or young people. I have worked with clients who have or are experiencing depression, anxiety, psychosis, bereavement/ loss, addictive behaviours, abuse, adverse childhood experiences, relationship difficulties and other difficulties that might impact an individual’s mental wellbeing. I have supported a range of clients including individuals diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, PMLD, BPD, and Bipolar Disorder.
I have a degree in illustration and throughout my life I have experienced the wellbeing benefits of art-making and processes involved in creative expression. In my role as an Art Psychotherapist, I aim to support clients in exploring and expressing aspects of themselves creatively within a safe, compassionate, and confidential space.