Beginning with an arts degree , I later trained as an art therapist and took this into roles within social services and mental health projects as well as community outreach within adult education . My art therapy work presently involves me in workshop facilitation for an arts based charity based in Twickenham and Richmond.
During the course of my work within social services I trained both as a counsellor and as a body work therapist and have recently renewed my counselling qualification , gaining a diploma in Integrative Transpersonal counselling .I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy , am registered with The Health Care Professions Council and am also a member of The Complementary Therapist Association and The British Association of Art Therapists .
I am also an adult Ed tutor and have taught accredited ITEC massage courses at The City Lit in London since 2006.
My Qualifications :
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling ( Re Vision, BACP )
Post Graduate Diploma in Art therapy ( Hertfordshire )
Certificate and Diploma in Counselling skill ( Westminster Pastoral Foundation )
ITEC Diploma in Anatomy , Physiology and Massage
ITEC Diploma in On -site massage
ITEC Diploma in Stress Management
ITEC Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
SEED Institute Diploma in Aroma therapy ( accredited with IFPA)
Scottish Healers Certificate in Crystal Healing
City Lit Certificate in Reiki Healing 1 and 2.
CPD courses in Lomi Lomi massage , hands free massage , aromatherapy with the elderly.
City and Guilds Qualification in Adult Education teaching .
Many more .....
Art therapy group and 1 to 1 work with carers.
Mental health and mental well being ,both in specific and broad based projects and services , as a group facilitator and art therapy workshop leader .
General counselling for adults : anyone seeking ways forward in their life and experiencing some personal obstacles on their journey .
Adult Education and learning support .
Prescriptive Aromatherapy .
As I have mentioned already , I believe in viewing each person through an Holistic lens , working in a prescriptive way and coming alongside people to assist . I have the view that we all have capacity for self healing and we all need a bit of help from others from time to time in order to do this .
As an art therapist I hold the point of view that tapping into our creativity, no matter what form it takes facilitates people in getting in touch with feelings , ideas and imagination leading to self realisation . Image and mark making is a natural form of expression and development and can open the door to greater clarity when thoughts and emotions seem confusing ; art provides another form of language when words are hard to find or seem inadequate .
As a counsellor my approach is one which encompasses different models of practice along with giving place to the presence of the soul which may present as life force ,will, interests , realisation of skills and personal goals .In this way attention can be given to becoming , personal growth and potential whatever form this may take .
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Aromatherapy||In Person||£50 per 60 minutes|
|Aromatherapy||In Person||£60 per 90 minutes|
|Massage Therapy||In Person||£50 per 90 minutes|
|Massage Therapy||In Person||£40 per 45 minutes|
|Reiki||In Person||£40 per 45 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£50 per 50 minutes|
|Arts Therapy||In Person||£50 per 90 minutes|
|Crystal Therapy||In Person||£48 per 60 minutes|
For Art Therapy group facilitation , rates would need to be discussed as it depends on the nature of the group or workshop and the time required . I am open to discussing concessionary rates for those on a low income .