I am an independent Art Therapist based in Yorkshire available to offer children and young people individual therapy sessions whether they are Looked After, Adopted or with cared by their Birth Family. I also work with adults who are struggling with the impact of childhood trauma.
Art therapy can help with a number of issues for example children in danger of exclusion, those experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties or social and communication difficulties. It may be helpful for young people struggling with particular life events such as bereavement, changes in family structure, and illness, those who have suffered abuse, bullying or trauma, or who have experience of abuse or exposure to domestic violence.
I offer both short term and long term work to suit their needs. The length of therapy will be determined by needs. It could be a few weeks, months or years.
Dyadic Art Therapy which supports the relationship between parent and child is also something I am able to offer.
I am able to deliver group work and a therapeutic training course to support teenagers in understanding their trauma. This will empower them and support them in making positive choices as they will increase their self-esteem and confidence.
Training is also available for adoptive parents, foster carers and Special Guardians who would like to understand more about the impact of trauma and therapeutic parenting.
I give consultation to a range of carers: residential care staff, therapeutic parents, foster carers and adopters. I am also able to present training to meet your needs and theirs; we can discuss a tailor made package. This could be a one day workshop on attachment or brain development for example, or a course that carers/staff would attend weekly for a period of time.
I offer supervision and clinical consultation to other Art Therapists or staff caring for vulnerable, traumatised or challenging children and young people.