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I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
At BHWC I offer one to one and group art therapy to children and young people. Adult one to one art therapy sessions are also available. Please ask your GP for a referral. I will contact you to arrange to meet so you can find out a bit more about art therapy and how it works. Then you can decide if it's something you might like to try. You will be offered between 6-8 sessions initially.
Art therapy group for children is on Thursdays 3.45 - 4.45
Art therapy group for teenagers in on Thursdays 5.30 - 7.00
There are 4-5 places in each group. If you want to find out more about joining one of these groups please contact me or ask your GP for a referral.
I also work at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton where I run an art therapy group for teenagers with chronic medical conditions.
My experience, skills and interests have developed via working for the NHS in various settings including Psychiatric Care offering one to one and group art therapy with male patients, running an art therapy group for young people with type 1 diabetes, one to one art therapy for children in oncology and helping to set up art therapy for people with dementia.
Art therapy enables people to express their feelings and experiences, explore anxieties and develop confidence. Some issues are really painful or hard to talk about and using art materials can help to explore and express difficult feelings and to find out more about yourself and that how you feel is important and matters.