Registered Art Psychotherapist from Health and Care Professions Council - AS16923
I strongly believe in nurturing minds through creativity. When we are given the freedom to approach creativity as “play, adventure, and self-expression”, creativity can nurture ones self-confidence. By focusing on exploration rather than results, we can learn to appreciate a new language of expression through art making and also to learn to trust our intuition.
Art has long been known to have therapeutic properties. Using art materials to make images which can be thought about with a qualified and registered art therapist may be helpful to relieve difficult or painful feelings that can help increase general wellbeing.
Sometimes words can’t be used or found to describe thoughts and feelings but the processes involved in image making and the images themselves can help to do so.
Sometimes words alone don’t seem to be enough but images and words together may be able to convert what one wants to say.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual art media as its proxy mode of communication. Through art-making, people can express and explore feelings that may be difficult to communicate verbally. Clients of all ages may benefit from art therapy and they do not need to have any previous experience.
Working with Children ( children with learning disabilities and children who have been through traumatic infancies/early years)
Facilitating Art Groups
Self Exploration through Creativity
Masters in Art Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University, London UK)
Art Psychotherapist Trainee providing early intervention at Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre (London, UK).
Primary school therapist at Place2Be (London, UK).
Art Group Facilitator at The Royal Mencap Society (London, UK)
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