About

My approach to therapy and my qualifications

My Approach to Therapy

I am a qualified art therapist, I have many years experience of working with people of different ages and a range of problems.

At various times in life, we can feel confused and lost with overwhelming emotions. Coming to therapy, can offer a way to make sense of what is happening and to regain a more comfortable balance.

Qualifications

1978 – 1981 Cert Ed - West London Institute of Higher Education, London

1997 – 1998 PG Dip Sculpture - City and Guilds Art College, London

2000 – 2003 PG dip Art Psychotherapy - Goldsmith College, London

Continuing Professional Development

Nov 2003 Working on the Edge of Chaos in Organisations – Forum

FEB 2004 Articulating Art Therapy with Malcolmn Learmouth

June 2005 Attachment Theory lecture and discussion with Patricia Crittenden

May 2006  'Protection of Vulnerable Adults' 

Feb 2007  'Supervision for Supervisors'  Val Huet & Janed de Heger

Feb 2010 Art Therapy and Attachment Theory lecture with Peter Fonagy

April 2011 Conference - 'Attachment and the Arts'

July 2012  Talk Which Violence is whose violence - by Anne Alvarez

Nov 2012   'Working with Loss, Grief & Attachment in Art Therapy with James West and Gary Nash

Jan 2016  Conference with Dr Neil Brener, Dr Kim Brown, Dr Jemma Hockley and Mike Delaney

'Equine assisted psychotherapy - How does it work? 

Work Experience

1987 – 2002 Teacher with east Sussex County Council and B’ton & Hove City Council

2003 – 2004 (WISH Advocate) Women in Secure Hospitals - The Dene, Burgess Hill.

2003 – 2004 Art Psychotherapist - East Sussex Social Services and Burgess Hill CAHMS

2004 – 2009 Art psychotherapist at Mill View Hospital, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Hove

Professional

I have enhanced DBS - 2/10/2015

I belong to the British Association of Art Therapists.   british association of art therapists

I adhere to the BAAT Code of Ethics of Professional Practice

I belong to the Health Care Professions Council health care professions council