Psychotherapists & Counsellors Working with Adults
HCPC Registration : AS00308
BAAT Registration : 20279
Art Therapist & Clinical Supervisor
In Gary's Words:
I qualified to practice Art Therapy in 1989 graduating from Goldsmiths’ college London. I gained my MA in Art Therapy at St Albans in 1995. I have subsequently completed the Environmental Arts Therapy training in 2014.
An integrative arts approach My theoretical approach, methodology and practice is defined by the role of affective and symbolic imagery. The symbolic artworks made in therapy are central to the development of client communication both conscious and unconscious, as the visual and verbal narratives emerge over time giving rise and access to transferencial material.
I use amplification and dialoguing with my clients and their artwork in order to examine and facilitate the visual narratives which emerge through images made in art therapy. I encourage personal reflective process recording between sessions and dream analysis in my practice. My arts-psychotherapy approach pays attention to body-work and I also use Jungian sandplay in my practice.
I am committed to the connection between creativity and the expression of the unconscious. Whether through images, dreams, symbols or words our personal worlds are given deeper meaning, colour and form when we use the expressive power of art.
My training, practice and professional interest is Jungian and Object Relations whilst also based in a person-centred approach. My practice is informed by the theories of Jung, McNiff, Winnicott and Bowlby.
I am a BAAT registered private practitioner and clinical supervisor for all age groups and clinical specialisms. I offer clinical supervision within the NHS, voluntary sector and in the private sector. I have been developing art therapy in schools since 2008 and providing trainee support and supervision within mainstream education. Specialist areas include private practice, addictions, children & adolescents, mental health and environmental arts therapy individuals and groups.
Environmental Arts Therapy
I am currently developing an ‘environmental arts therapy’ approach for some clients who are particularly drawn to work with art-making and ritual in nature. This approach integrates movement and drama techniques into an arts-based practice which draws on the role of story/visualisation and myth, poetry and play in relation to the metaphors we find in nature.
I co-facilitate the ‘Circle of Trees’ environmental arts therapy group which offers an integrative arts therapy approach using sculpture, movement, poetry and myth within therapeutic woodland spaces in London.
Mobile: 0776 9941567
Auriel Sarah Eagleton
Masters trained, qualified HCPC registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, working with both adults and children.
Auriel provides art therapy, psychotherapy and counselling services to individuals, couples, groups and parents or carers with their children.
Auriel has also undergone training with Ian Siddons and is an Environmental Arts Therapist, working outdoors and bringing natural materials into the art therapy studio.
Auriel's special interests, aside from working to enhance the wellbeing and expand the creative expression of all her clients using the arts and nature, include using art therapy to support children and individuals on the autism spectrum (ASD).
In the therapists own words:
'We all grow, at different paces and through different experiences. Sometimes we get stuck and need company along the journey. Therapy is company through moments of feelings stuck or when life's journey presents us with challenges we feel unequipped to face alone.
I offer a non-judgemental space in which clients can express themselves. I believe that good therapy requires challenge, as well as empathic exploration. My aim is to help clients to discover and accept themselves, developing life skills and moving toward greater flexibility and wellbeing.'
Claire de Boursac
Working with nature for healing, nurture and growth
Wellbeing Practitioner | Forest Guide |Humanistic Psychotherapist (MBACP) | Nature-Based Psychotherapist
In Claire's Words:
I have long appreciated the profound benefits of time spent in nature, the
possibility of softening into her gentle and accepting presence and of touching places in ourselves that can be hard to reach in the habits and routines of our busy urban lives.
Through my training in nature-based- psychotherapy and other healing practices and through my work with individuals and small groups, I have witnessed time and again how connecting with nature can facilitate transformation in a gentle yet powerful way. I help people to deepen their connection to themselves and to the world around them and in this way to meet what’s ready to be worked with. That may be a wound asking to be healed, a desire that needs to be nurtured or a transformation ready to manifest. Engaging with ourselves in this way can help us to thrive, to be well, to live fully.
I offer small group sessions, which support participants to have an individual journey while being held and witnessed in the company of others.
Current activities include:
Monthly Forest Bathing sessions
Forest Bathing is a practice developed in Japan during the 1980s, one that has become a cornerstone of Japanese healthcare. These relaxing and restorative sessions combine meditation, mindful awareness and nature-therapy practices.
The Seasonal Self
A series of workshops that run across the year. At each meeting we take time to reflect on the current season, what is present and stirring in our internal world as well as to observe the changes in the natural world and to see what teachings these might have for our own lives so that we may thrive at this particular time of year.
In this series of 6 workshops we’ll explore a different way of being. One where we know, honour and nurture ourselves. In this small, intimate group we will bring careful attention to our relationship with ourselves and others; explore how we give and receive care; deepen our understanding of our own needs, wants and desires and discover how we can best respond to them.
If you are drawn to working individually with me in the cabin or in the woods please get in touch so we can explore together what form that may take. For more information about me, how I work and the courses I offer please see www.cdebtherapy.com
Qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
Serena provides art therapy, psychotherapy and counselling services to adults, teenagers and children with the aim of supporting them towards realistic and meaningful change.
“Usually, the main problem with life conundrums is that we don't
bring to them enough imagination.”
Over the past 7 years I have provided therapeutic services to both children and adults in voluntary sector organisations and more recently the NHS working in Adult Mental Health services. I have helped children, men and women from a variety of backgrounds to cope with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, physical health problems, traumatic events, loss, relationships and work issues.
I am experienced at addressing short-term crises that need immediate attention and support to guide you through tough and challenging circumstances. I’m also skilled at working with people in an open-ended, longer-term way.
Integrative Art Psychotherapy invites an overall assessment and awareness of issues, past and present, that influence my client’s experience of themselves and others, and ways of being in the world. My integrative approach draws on theory from the psychoanalytic tradition, including Attachment theory, and Object Relations theory, and Jungian approaches to working with imagination, dreams and symbols. Working psychodynamically, with an awareness of unconscious processes that emerge in the therapeutic relationship and the arts, allows for deeper understanding and the possible roots of distress.
Through developing a trusting and non-judgemental relationship I want to help my clients to process their difficulties and find new solutions. This can be challenging work and involve strong and difficult emotions. While not essential in sessions I can help clients develop their own creative expression, using the arts as a means of communication and sense-making, when words are not enough.
I am also committed to providing Group Art Therapy and Community Arts Activities. I believe making art in a shared space supported and guided by the therapist and the group, can lead to powerful healing and a greater sense of connectedness and wellbeing.
Group work may support people who have shared similar experiences, or follow an ‘open’ model, where the emphasis will be exploring your own art while also benefitting from the social experience.
Individual Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling services for adults, teenagers and children - £50 per session (Low cost options available)
Art Therapy Groups
Community Arts Activities
I AM CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE (Until Summer 2018)
MA (DMP), SEP, NARM
Areas of expertise: addiction and codependency, boundaries, relationship difficulties,childhood abuse symptoms, emotional difficulties and depression, PTSD, Anxiety fear andstress, shame, finding and living your purpose.
Camilla's experience in personal development stems from 10 years of receiving from, training with and assisting her mentors in various fields of body-orientated therapy. She is committed to a deeper sense of listening while accompanying clients on their unique healing path. Camilla is guided by the client's individual pace to establish safety. This process can often allow for innate internal healing mechanisms to emerge.
Camilla works closely with her client's to propose a course of treatment suitable to meet individual needs.
I have become increasingly interested in integrating new approaches and neurobiological advances with therapeutic treatment.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a neurosciencebased, naturalistic approach that works with the reptilian brain and the nervous system and was originally developed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). It has proven highly effective to work with any kind of emotional or stress related mental or physical difficulties.
In a session, you will be gently guided to sense the body and to slow down. We will jointly
build awareness of how safety feels in the body and will shift the attention back and forth
between places of tension and relaxation. As a result, the body can do its job and release or
transform deeply stored emotions, anxiety and fear safely and effectively. Upon release of
the emotions and fear, symptoms can shift.
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The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) brings the current understanding of self- regulation into clinical practice. This resource-oriented, non-regressive model emphasizes helping clients establish connection to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional.
In the NARM approach, we work simultaneously with the physiology and the psychology of individuals who have experienced developmental trauma, and focus on the interplay between issues of identity and the capacity for connection and regulation. NARM uses four primary organizing principles: Supporting connection and organization - Exploring identity - Working in present time - Regulating the nervous system.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA (DMP)
I am currently working at Solace Women’s Aid (Waltham Forest) offering group and individual sessions with women survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. I have trained in the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy; this is informed by Contemporary Dance Practice, Laban Movement (LMA) and Somatic Bodywork. Through theoretical studies, movement observation studies, dance practice workshops, clinical work and experiential learning, I have learnt to integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other. Dance Movement Psychotherapy works psychotherapeutically on a client's difficulties through body movement behavior and non-verbal communication. The ‘talk, move, talk’ structure provides a channel for the client to both express and work through emotional and cognitive difficulties. I like to work in a non-directive way, so that ‘the group’ or individual client can emerge and choose how they wish to spend their time and a involve their ‘active imagination’ through creative and physical activity. I make a variety of props available, including drawing materials and rhythmical music as tools to support an individual or a group process.