I work as an art therapist and couples therapist in Bath and Frome. In my private practice, I work out of The Practice Rooms in Bath for both individual and couples work and in my Frome studio for individual art therapy work. If you are interested in discussing or exploring the possibility of working with me please get in touch.
Art therapy sessions include the opportunity to use a range of creative media to explore feelings, thoughts and difficulties as part of the therapy process. It is not necessary to have skill or experience in art-making to benefit from art therapy and finding out how the art materials might be helpful to you as an individual is a part of the exploration process we would undertake in the work together.
Couples therapy sessions would initially be a talking based therapy and may continue this way throughout. But there is also the opportunity to include some aspects of art therapy work if the couple are interested and it might prove useful as an alternative non-verbal way of approaching some difficulty. This would be something that we would explore in the sessions more fully if the couple were interested in this.
My experience includes working with adults and children experiencing a wide range of mental distress including trauma, sexual abuse and addictions. I have worked with people with a range of diagnoses including personality disorders, dissociative disorders, psychosis, attachment-related conditions, autistic spectrum disorders and ADHD. At different times I have been based in charities, NHS in-patient and community mental health services and schools. Currently, alongside my private work, I currently work for an organisation called Studio Upstairs which provides art therapy support for those with mental health difficulties in Bristol and I lecture on the Creative Arts Therapies Foundation degree at City of Bristol College and run occasional private courses in Expressive Painting for wellbeing.
My qualifications include an MA in Art Therapy and a Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as being a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I abide by these organisations’ codes of professional and ethical conduct. I am fully insured and hold a DBS certificate. You can check my HCPC registration here.
I maintain my own personal art practice. I have worked with painting, printmaking, photography and clay at different times and move between these as different moments, feelings and environments suggest.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Katherine will then contact you to discuss making a booking....