About Me

As a fully qualified art psychotherapist, my training has been underpinned by a theoretical
understanding of child developmental and psychodynamic principles alongside art therapy
theory and Jungian analytical psychology.

I’m a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the Health and Care
Professions Council (HCPC) and have previously worked for various organizations facilitating
individual and group therapy and providing clinical supervision to trainees. I have considerable
experience supporting children, adolescents and young adults in schools and community
settings and am adept at working with other professionals and agencies as part of a multi-
disciplinary team.

What I offer

Individual Art Psychotherapy Appointments (50 minutes)
Refine Art Psychotherapy provides private therapeutic support to children, adolescents and
young adults.

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses creative media such as drawing, painting,
collage, colouring, and sculpting as a means of expression and communication. It’s distinct from
an instructional art class in which you are taught artistic skills or techniques and is accessible to
anyone, irrespective of ability or background. With the guidance of an accredited art therapist,
clients can decipher the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art
forms. This will lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behaviour so they can move
on to resolve deeper issues.

As a clinician, I am open, honest and inclusive. My approach to working is psychodynamic – I’m
interested in how past experiences may have influenced you, both consciously and unconsciously, informing the way you think, feel and behave.

Should talking about experiences be too difficult, I may invite you to try different creative techniques (e.g. painting drawing, sculpture etc.) as an alternate means of expression. One of the benefits of art psychotherapy is that it’s not dependent on complicated speech. Clients have benefited greatly from being able to experiment and use artmaking materials as a means of communicating concerns or experiences that might otherwise be too hard or painful to put into words.

Areas of specialization:

  • Young Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Personality Disorders (EUPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Training & Qualifications

MA Art psychotherapy, University of Roehampton (2012 – 2015)

Individual Appointments

Appointments are usually 50 minutes and can either be in-person or scheduled remotely via
Sessions. All appointments are £70 per session, although concessions are available so please
do inquire. The length of support can be reviewed regularly to ensure therapy is aligned with
your aims and objectives.

Free Consultation

Consultations are 30 minutes can take place via Sessions or over the phone. If you’ve never had therapy before a consultation will enable you to ask questions before deciding on what support you might need.