I am a state registered Art Psychotherapist working with adults and adolescents.
With a decade of experience as an art psychotherapist I have significant experience working with long-standing emotional difficulties that have stem from loss, abuse and trauma – across cultural, faith and gender differences.
I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you will feel safe to be creative and speak honestly; where difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences can be given room to be shared, felt and understood. The therapeutic process is a shared endeavour, and I value the insights that emerge within the therapeutic relationship.
I offer a non-directive and human approach to my therapeutic encounters, and have an interest in untying the stigma that is commonly attached to difficult emotional experiences while understanding the sometimes destructive strategies that we develop for coping with distress. My approach is informed by psychotherapy and am interested in understanding how past experiences affect one’s relationship with the present.
People find me approachable, straight talking and down to earth.
As well as my private practice at the London Art Therapy Centre in Kings Cross, I am a lecturer on the Art Psychotherapy MA at Goldsmiths College and co-founded a Therapeutic Art Studio for refugees – the New Art Studio.