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Art Psychotherapy

Sycamore Tree
Sycamore Tree (c)CS
Art Psychotherapy / Art Therapy:

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



I have 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.


Golden Tree Pearl
Golden Tree Pearl (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)