I am a qualified art therapist living in Richmond, South West London. I hold a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), abiding by the code of ethics set by these organisations.
I specialise in working with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, many of which have complex needs and chaotic family backgrounds. I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, attachment difficulties, domestic violence, bullying, physical disability, low self esteem, anger, depression and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. I have experience of delivering both individual and group art therapy sessions within mainstream and special needs primary and secondary educational settings in London, helping children and adolescents to build resilience and develop coping strategies in order to overcome barriers which may impede learning. I have also worked as an Art Psychotherapist within CAMHS Tower Hamlets.
In schools, I collaborate with families, the school network and external services to establish treatment goals and provide a consistent framework in which the child can develop and thrive. I have a strong understanding of child safeguarding legislation, following the policies and procedures in place. I believe in working towards an evidence-based practice through the careful monitoring and evaluating of my art therapy service to achieve the best possible outcomes.