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Art Psychotherapy

Sycamore Tree
Sycamore Tree. Photograph  (c)CS

Art Psychotherapy / Art Therapy:

Art Psychotherapist - HCPC Registered. (CPSM state registered 1999; g'parented practice 1992).

I have over 25 years experience as a practitioner with individuals and groups:

- promoting wellbeing and creativity;

- working with those experiencing e.g.: stress, depression, mental health problems, loss / bereavement, relationship issues, attachment issues, identity issues, work-related problems, abuse, sexual issues, eating problems, trauma, vicarious stress / trauma, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self-harm, cancer care, palliative care etc...

I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). My theoretical orientation is pluralistic - integrative and systemic - based on common factors research. Another core strand of practice is ecotherapy and eARTherapy - promoting eco-creativity and relationship with nature.

What is Art Psychotherapy / Art Therapy?

"Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication." (British Association of Art Therapists, BAAT)

For more details, see BAAT's summary: What is Art Therapy?

HCPC (2016) Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

Related links:
Golden Tree Pearl
Golden Tree Pearl. Artwork (c) CS 

“The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy - man’s tendency to actualise himself, to become his potentialities.” (Rogers, 1996: 350-351)

“I maintain that there is a desperate social need for the creative behaviour of creative individuals.” (Rogers, 1996: 347)

“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” (Sir Ken Robinson)

Art Therapy sites