Your Therapist Role:
I work in an alternative provision providing therapeutic support to children aged 7 right through to 16 years old. I work to provide therapeutic interventions on a one to one basis, in groups as well as one to one art therapy.
My training is in art psychotherapy practice, which incorporates art materials and psychotherapy theories to explore a client’s emotions when words are often difficult. Themes such as attachment and trauma are common within this style of work, and work well with the idea of creativity, imagination, and play.
MA Art Psychotherapy Practice, BA Hons Graphic Art and Design.
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Health Care and Professional’s Council (HCPC).
Likes and Dislikes:
In my spare time, I enjoy regular yoga practice, making artwork, and spending time to travel with my family.
I spent two years teaching in China prior to studying to become an art therapist. Within this time, I used art to help break the language barrier and explore emotions through students’ artwork. From this point, the idea of art, relationships, and emotions became fascinating to me, which lead me to study for two years in Sheffield. Within this time, I worked on three placements including CGL (substance misuse service), CAMHS, and Mencap. This combined experienced has allowed me to gain a better understanding of different cultures, experiences, and relationships to place me where I am today. I’m person-centred in my approach and always hold importance to adapt to a client’s style within the therapeutic space.