” Art obliges us to communicate with the inner self, and in so doing, to engage in a dialogue with both our destructive and creative forces” Edward Adamson (1984)
I am an integrative arts psychotherapist, mentalization-based treatment (MBT) therapist and a medical doctor specialized in neurology. As a psychotherapist, I am trained in both Talking and Art Therapies. My clinical approach is based upon a range of theories, including psychodynamic, humanistic, Jungian and attachment, alongside neuroscience. I understand the importance of providing a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space in order to promote the journey of self-discovery through the creative process and its transformative potential. The creative process can facilitate the expression of feelings when it is difficult to find a language to express them. I understand the importance of a solid therapeutic relationship as a key element to facilitate inner strength and the healing process in the client.
There are many reasons for considering psychotherapy and the initial consultation will be an opportunity to explore together what brought you to therapy, your background history, to ask questions and decide whether we can work together.
Individual therapy sessions last 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. Regular attendance is important in order to benefit from psychotherapy.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- Accredited as a practitioner of Mentalization-Based treatment (the course is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) but it is not part of the BPC register – https://www.bpc.org.uk/mbt-roster).
- UK Council of Psychotherapy
- Health & Care Professions Council
- The British Association of Art Therapists
- British Pain Society
- General Medical Council