I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist using various art media (including drawing, clay, sandtray). I am also a trained EMDR therapist and have found this now is an integral part of my work supporting those who have experienced a single trauma (like an assault or accident) or those who have experienced repeated traumas or attachment traumas as part of distressing or abusive family circumstances growing up.
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist currently work in Mortimer (off A33 near Reading and Basingstoke).
The use of varied art materials in psychotherapy allows for expression and exploration of feelings and issues that may be difficult to put into words. It is not necessary that a piece of art is created nor is it necessary for you to have any previous art training or experience. As a client you are asked only to have a willingness to explore yourself and your concerns in a creative way.
I have previously worked in the charity sector providing support and counselling to those living with a visible difference. I have experience with Mental Health Concerns, loss of meaning in life and reconnect with creativity. I also have experience and interest in working with early traumas that continue to impact life today; body image and those living with a medical condition.
My interest in working with those who have experienced trauma has lead me to begin my EMDR training and I can currently offer EMDR, integrated in to my practise, for single incident traumas (such as road traffic accident, birth trauma or similar).
I am available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.,
I have on site parking. Mortimer is a 12minute walk from the station. Like many others I am currently working online.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.