Qualifications

PGDip Art Therapy, Creative Supervision CPD, Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy, MA in Creative Writing

Therapeutic Approach

Art, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic

Membership body

HCPC (Accred.)

Years practicing

29 years

Issues worked with

Anxiety, Trauma, Sexual identity, Work-related issues, Self-esteem, Gender identity, Chronic or acute health conditions, Self-harm, Loss, Loneliness, Chronic illness, Multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Attachment issues, Social anxiety, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Bereavement, Mood instability.

Special interest areas

I work with people with all types of mental health issues, emotional and academic or stress related business problems. As a previous telephone counsellor for HIV/AIDS and a teacher of relaxation and mindfulness, I am able to help people overcome pain due to chronic and long term illness such as ME, MS, and most recently, Long Covid. I am also a Creative Writing teacher and can incorporate this into the art therapy process and help people to create reflective journals.

Personal Statement

As an Art Therapist of 28 years I have a wide range of knowledge and experience in working with people and organisations.  Whether it's an issue of anxiety, trauma, depression, phobias, fear of failure or problems at work, I can work with you.

 

Art Therapy crosses boundaries of language and communication, supports people of all ages and is an indirect and powerful therapy that can bring about life long change. No previous art skills are needed for Art Therapy to be of benefit. 

 

Art Therapy has successfully transferred itself during the Covid 19 pandemic into a form of online Telehealth such as here at ProblemShared.