Samantha Jane Stubbs – Art Psychotherapist
Art Therapy service for children, eating disorders and palliative care.
I am keen to develop a practice that puts clients’ needs first. I believe this can be achieved in partnership with care providers and families. I work with a holistic approach, thinking about the body and mind connection as well as the environment the client is in and the dynamics at play there. I think there is space to have a somewhat spiritual practice – faith and/or hope held from any belief or religion – without losing the essence of psychotherapy and keeping in mind current research and facts, especially with regards to neuroscience and trauma, as well as holding in mind the client’s own story.
I have worked for over 15 years with children in the Looked After Children system or adopted. I have vast experience in working with different facets of trauma. My direct experience with children in offering them weekly therapy has given me a wealth of knowledge in this field.
I am delighted to be part the CAT Team (Creative Arts Therapies) within the Arts Barge. As an approved provider for Being Family – The Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium, we are delivering Art Therapy to children post adoption and supporting adoptive families. We are pleased to welcome children and adults in a designated space we have created for Art Therapy. We also offer training on Therapeutic Parenting to adoptive parents.