I believe that everybody is creative and that finding an outlet for your creativity is a key ingredient for well-being. Art can express things that words can't explain. The process of making art can be a fascinating journey, and it is often during that state of flow that we can achieve insight, catharsis or simply deep relaxation.
After a degree in Fine Art, I worked in Interior Design. Wishing to put my creativity towards societal and community change, I delivered workshops in a prison and a hospice, and began my training as an Art Psychotherapist.
From 2003-2016 I worked in schools with children and parents. I have experience in mainstream primary and secondary schools, as well as specialist schools for moderate learning difficulties and for children excluded from mainstream provision. I also have experience of working with adult mental health in the NHS.
I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University, London, am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists, and have state registration through the Heath Care Professions Council. I have a DBS (previously called CRB) check to work with children.