My practice has undergone the initial vaccination process, but, until this is complete (currently estimated to be in mid-April), I am following the present national lockdown guidelines for England. The entire practice area is constantly kept CoVid-secure and I am permanently giving careful consideration to effectively working remotely via telephone, taking... [read more]
Hello, I'm Clare Dash, and I'm a trauma informed therapist and visual artist, with 25 years of experience in mental health services. I am passionate that people can heal themselves when given the right support, there is an alternative to just talking therapies.
As artist, I know that there is... [read more]
I am an enthusiastic person centered, needs led and trauma informed psychotherapeutic counsellor who is passionate about supporting young people and adults with their mental health and wellbeing. I have 10 years' experience working with both Young people and adults in a clinical, education and private settings. With the... [read more]
I am a state registered Art Therapist and work with a variety of people ranging from children with developmental trauma to adults with PTSD and older adults who suffer from dementia or stroke survivors. Art Therapy is used to help reduce emotional distress and suffering people maybe experiencing by using art... [read more]
About Philippe Jacquet
It is difficult to summarise a professional's skills, training and accomplishments in just a few words, and this is certainly true for the internationally trained and experienced psychotherapists Philippe Jacquet. Whilst Mr. Jacquet is a psychotherapist he is also fully trained and accredited as a counsellor, life coach, interventionist... [read more]
Hi. Do you feel that your aren't listened too, valued or understood? Would you like a space to talk through your emotions, draw or even paint? I can listen to you as we explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can find new ways to understand and make sense of whatever... [read more]
Gary Smith is a psychotherapist and counsellor, supervisor and experienced group facilitator with over 30 year's involvement in personal development work with both individuals and groups.
Arts therapy is a form of psychotherapy which uses the creative process of making art, music or drama to improve a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The hope is that by expressing one's self artistically people can resolve issues such as...
There may be emotional experiences that prompt feelings or memories that cannot be easily put into words. Arts therapists are trained to pick up on non-verbal signals that are often expressed through the creative process. There is no requirement to be talented in the arts to benefit from this type of treatment. Although it may seem different at first, the therapist should be able to ensure you soon feel comfortable with this form of expression.
An initial session will begin with a consultation, taking note of the client's physical condition, medical history and any related lifestyle factors. Using this information a programme of therapy would then be agreed. An initial session would also involve familiarising yourself with the materials and the session format. Future sessions would involve creative time and then a discussion on what has been produced, the experience of creating it and how the themes in the art relate to your life. An initial session is likely to be an hour long and further sessions 30 to 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required will very much depend on the nature of the condition. Arts therapy is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All Arts therapists must complete an approved education and training programme before they can register. They must also hold a relevant insurance policy and adhere to the HCPC's Code of Ethics and Conduct. Arts Therapy professional associations include: