Who is it
for?

Adults

People seek help with all sorts of difficulties: large and small, unexpected or enduring. Therapy offers a safe and trustworthy space, where people can speak freely about anything that bothers them, to someone who is non-judgemental and will listen to what they have to say.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • A nagging sense of feeling incomplete, often despite apparent success
  • Loss of vitality, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety
  • Disappointments and regret
  • Abrupt ruptures through bereavement, accident, illness
  • Times of change and transition, such as relationship difficulties, careers or ageing
  • Unhelpful behaviours, addictions, body image concerns
  • Childhood traumas, including sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Diagnosed disorders

My invitation is to bring yourself, with all the things you wish hadn’t happened, the behaviours you don’t like, or the feelings and emotions you’d like to get rid of, so that they may be explored helpfully and compassionately.

Young People

Many young people seek help when life becomes difficult, painful or confusing. Away from peers, parents and everyone else, therapy offers a safe and trustworthy space, where people can speak freely about anything that bothers them, to someone who is non-judgemental and will listen to what they have to say.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • Feeling unhappy, but not really knowing why
  • Low self-esteem, depression, anxiety
  • Navigating relationships with peers or parents; exploring sexuality
  • Body image worries
  • Bullying, living up to expectations from parents, peers or yourself
  • Times of transitions and choice – university, jobs, careers
  • Escalating unhelpful behaviours
  • Childhood traumas, including sexual abuse and domestic violence

My invitation is to bring yourself, with all the things you wish hadn’t happened, the behaviours you don’t like, or the feelings and emotions you’d like to disown, so that they may be explored helpfully and compassionately.

Children

Sometimes children cannot find, or haven’t yet learnt the right words to express the feelings inside of them, or the emotional and behavioural difficulties they are experiencing. However, they can communicate through imagination and play, so creative therapy can be a helpful therapeutic approach. Together, we can work to understand their inner worlds and support them with communication or coping skills and developing healthy behaviours.

Children come to therapy when they are going through difficulties or challenges at home or school. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Changes to their lifestyle or routine
  • Divorce
  • Bereavement or illness in the family
  • The arrival of a little brother or sister.
  • Bullying
  • Traumatic incidents

I am trained to work creatively with art materials, to helpfully and compassionately help children to make sense of their inner worlds.

I am accredited with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), no. AS16452 and a registered member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), no. 45986.

I adhere to the ethical standards and principles of these organisations, including regular clinical supervision and Professional Development courses.