Psychotherapists & Counsellors Working with Families
Auriel Sarah Eagleton
Qualified, HCPC registered, Masters Trained Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, working with both adults and children.
I am passionate about supporting children to thrive and reach their best potential in all areas of life. I see each child as an individual and work with their strengths to support them through emotional difficulty or trauma and to develop social and emotional skills.
I believe that the relationship between parents or carers and children is an essential component of wellbeing. I recognise that these relationships can be damaged or strained for any number of reasons, including trauma, separation, parental ill-health or struggles etc. My aim is to offer a non-judgemental space in which parents and carers can connect with me and express any concerns they might have for their children. Depending on need I might offer to work with parents/carers and children together or to predominantly work with the child, including parents and carers in occasional sessions to address specific issues or needs.
I very much value and enjoy supporting parents and carers to bond with and build strong attachments with their children. Where this is the primary aim I will offer a supportive space and activities for the family that facilitate attachment bonding and hold additional meetings with parents and carers in order to offer guidance, feedback and supportive materials for ongoing therapeutic parenting.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss yours and your child's needs. I may refer you to another therapist if I feel they might be a better fit for your child's specific needs.
Professional Body and Membership Number:
Play Therapy UK Membership Number 201010989
DBS Check Number: 001498991698
Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adolescents
BA English Literature
In Freya's Words:
I am a Play Therapist with additional training in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adolescents. Play Therapy offers children an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through the natural language of play. My training with Play Therapy UK stems from a humanistic approach and the core of my work is client centred: I firmly believe in the power of the psyche to heal itself, and I have been amazed again and again by the ability of my young clients to take the therapy in the direction in which they need it to go to allow for exploration and healing. I see it as my role to be aware both of the barriers to change and the opportunities to move past them, and to create a space in which these dynamics can be played out. With adolescents I use a variety of verbal and arts based interventions. Creativity aids communication across socio-cultural and language barriers and, for teenagers, can offer alternative ways of self-expression.
I work with children and young people in Primary and Secondary Schools across London, and in my private practice at the Queens Wood Cabin. I have a wealth of experience of working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression and attachment issues or who have experienced loss, separation or trauma. I have worked with a variety of Special Educational Needs and Mental Health conditions. I am happy to provide individual or group therapy on a long or short-term basis, depending on the needs of the client and am open to referrals from parents, guardians or self-referrals from young people aged 15 and over. Please contact me to discuss fees and availability.
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
“Usually, the main problem with life conundrums is that we don't
bring to them enough imagination.”
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.
Over the past 7 years Serena has provided therapeutic services to both children and adults in voluntary sector organisations and more recently the NHS working in Adult Mental Health services. Serena has 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, relationships and work issues.
Serena also provides Group Art Therapy, where the emphasis is on making art in a shared space, as well as exploring your artwork, thoughts and feelings with other group members. 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 on Friday PM - £50 per session (Low cost options available)
Adult Therapeutic Arts Group, Fridays 1-3.30pm. See link for more details.
Call or email for any further enquiries or to book an initial appointment.