Psychotherapists & Counsellors Working with Adults
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist
(MA), UKCP, HCPC and BAAT Registered
I have been working as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist for many years, seeing clients privately and within NHS, NGO and various school settings.
As an Arts Therapist, I believe that creativity is central to the process of self-discovery, healing, change and transformation.
As well as offering ‘talking Therapy,’ I encourage the use of the arts in sessions – especially when words are too much or not enough. Using different creative methods can help reach places that we cannot get to by talking alone. The arts can also help us explore and better understand the layers of meaning within therapy sessions. This can include working with painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, collage, small worlds, sand tray, poetry, story and myth, movement and ritual.
I also work as an Environmental Arts Therapist (training 2015), which stems from my belief in the inherent wisdom of nature to heal and restore, and an interest in how the cycles and themes within the natural world relate to the human psyche.
My work as a therapist is largely informed by over 8 years experience teaching yoga, with a focus upon body and breath, and the relationship between mental, emotional and physical states.
As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, my theoretical approach combines the Western Psychotherapeutic thinking of Psychodynamic and Humanistic schools, including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Transactional
Analysis, and in particular Gestalt Therapy. My understanding of the human condition is further influenced by the philosophy and psychology of Eastern Traditions (particularly Indian and Tibetan).
A belief in the interconnected relationship between individuals and their wider environment – both past and present – is intrinsic to my thinking and work as a therapist.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on individual needs.
Mobile : 07718 897 164
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.'
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
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