Arts Psychotherapy is a talking therapy, like counselling. It can be useful to help you understand yourself more and possibly change your life
You can use art materials as when you want, which can help with your exploration of thoughts and feelings
Having a qualified Art Psychotherapist alongside as you progress through therapy can help you achieve a life you want.
I studied at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) and gained an MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I also have a BSc Psychology degree. I am fully registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association for Art Therapists). I adhere to all their Codes of Ethics.
As an Integrative Art Psychotherapist I draw from several different theories including Gestalt therapy, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, Neuroscience, Body Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Grief Theory, Mentalization, mindfulness and Transpersonal therapy.
I work with adults with many different concerns. I have experience of working with relationship issues, attachment issues, addiction, trauma, personal illness, personality disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorders, homelessness, bereavement, stress, low self-esteem and sexuality.
We can use chalks, pens, clay, sand tray and figures (to move about and represent people, places and events), paints, postcards, a few musical instruments and puppets. Your imagination will be welcomed and art brought in or dreams you recall can be worked with. Poetry or writing is beneficial to bring or create in the session. I also work with body processes and movement as feelings are felt in the body as well as the mind.
47 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB1 2LD, United Kingdom
Sessions available Monday afternoons, Wednesday Evenings and Thursday Evenings for Skype/telephone sessions.
Sessions are £50 for 50 minutes with reduced fees for those with income difficulties