I am an experienced, qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist working in central Bath and Frome. I work with people to explore and understand whatever difficulties or struggles they wish to bring to therapy. Sessions are non-judgemental and confidential and aim to build a safe, trusting and nurturing environment where people can feel free to explore whatever they need to bring. If you are interested; in discussing or exploring the possibility of working with me please get in touch.
Couples therapy works with both partners together to try to understand the relationship issues and difficulties they are experiencing. The therapy aims to facilitate communication and understanding of each individuals difficulties experienced in the relationship and how these come together to create the tension or dissatisfaction between you.
People come to Couples Therapy for many different reasons. Relationships can hit a difficult time that can seem impossible to resolve, or perhaps there have always been underlying issues or resentments that over time have become harder to ignore. Or perhaps you just feel unhappy in the relationship but don’t really know why. This does not always have to mean the end of a relationship and it can be helpful to spend some time thinking about what has happened between you.
Relationships can be hard work and it can help to have another person to think with you what might be impacting your relationship, exploring what needs to be discussed or expressed, and allowing each partner to be heard. By working together we may be able to help you come to better ways of relating together and managing the conflict between you.
Art Therapy/Psychotherapy is an approach to therapy that utilises our given creative capacities to explore ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, our difficulties and our strengths in a non-verbal way alongside discussion and dialogue. The creation of something can allow access to and exploration of less conscious processes. This can then be explored with attention, curiosity and empathy and provide another perspective on things.
It is not necessary to have skill or experience in art making to benefit from art therapy. Finding out how the art materials and creativity might be helpful to you as an individual is a part of the exploration process we would undertake in the work together.
I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy and am a registered health care professional through the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and abide by these organisations codes of ethics. I hold an up to date DBS certificate.
I also hold a Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy having completed an additional 7 months training specialising in working with couples on top of my initial psychotherapy training. I am in ongoing supervision and professional development to maintain my practice quality and thinking.
In addition to working in private practice for a number of years, I have previously worked within NHS mental health services with people with a range of complex mental health difficulties for many years and as a therapist in a Sexual Trauma Counselling centre. At different times I have been based in different charities, NHS in-patient and community mental health services and schools. I currently lecture part-time on the Creative Arts Therapies Foundation Degree in Bristol.
You can check my registration here www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register.
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