MA Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmith's University of London,
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue, Cultural identity, Dementia, Drugs, Autism spectrum disorder, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Psychosis, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Schizophrenia, Stress, Personality disorders, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Grief, Learning difficulties, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm.
Special interest areas
Since 2016, I have specialised in grief and bereavement and regularly work with the United Kingdom’s largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care. While experiences of loss are universal, how we grieve is an individual process. Not everyone who is bereaved needs therapy, so it is important to speak with someone experienced if you are unsure. Being an art therapist, I have also supported many adults in their 20s and 30s who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety and a low sense of confidence and self-worth. This can have a huge impact on the already challenging situations of having to decide what to do with your life, big transitions, or difficulties in relationships (romantic, family or friendships). The creative process can be a gentle way to work with these problems and to uncover what is really important to you and how you can work with that..
I am a qualified HCPC-registered art psychotherapist who has experience working with adults in private practice and various NHS Mental Health Trusts. In art therapy you will be invited to use different art materials to help you explore challenging situations and issues through self-expression. Doing this can help you find new ways of gaining personal insight and developing new coping skills. It can be a beneficial form of support if you sometimes find it hard to express yourself with words alone. However, sometimes people do not feel like making art in sessions. This is okay too. We will work at your pace.
I am a warm, open, and flexible therapist who draws on psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, which means our sessions will focus on the issues you bring and feel comfortable sharing. Together, we can unpack your experiences, thoughts and feelings and consider how your past might be informing your responses in the present. It is through this deep reflection that you can break through, and effect changes and transformations in your life.