SCULPTOR & Art Therapist SRATh, (CAHSC reg)
The study of nature and its natural forms inspires and fills me with love and awe. I don’t wish to replicate it, but instead reflect its essence to form non-representational works. I connect to the real world through wood, stone and clay. I exhibit regularly with the Surrey Sculpture Society (SSS).
SPECIFIC AREAS OF THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION FOR -
Depressive condition, Anxiety Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Life Crisis, Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, Burn Out, Bipolar, Asthma, ME, Eating Disorder, Trauma, Substance Abuse.
Restlessness, Concentration Problem, Low Self-Esteem, Bullied, Depression, Trauma, ADHD.
I am an Anthroposophically trained, Transpersonal Art Therapist working with the approach that recognises the human being as a physical, soul and spiritual being. I use painting, drawing and specialise in sculpture therapy.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING ART THERAPY
The initial session is to assess and give you an overview how I work. We can decide together which medium would be of help to start with.
A contract of how many sessions, when they will take place, confidentiality and payment terms will be discussed.
As an Anthroposophical Art Therapist, I use images, stories, art history, colour movement, self-expression, and rhythms in nature to connect to our feelings, our own inner healing forces and spiritual recourses to nurture the soul.
In sculpture therapy I work with clay and stone, which connects to the 3 Dimensional space. The sculptural quality has an effect on the physical body and soul, which can reconnect to one's body, can bring about balance, stability and form, and can re-enliven depleted forces.
WORKING AS AN ART THERAPIST
I worked on the psychiatric unit in a hospital that in-cooperated complimentary therapies and medicine in Germany. Working with a holistic approach, I joined a small private clinic, Park Attwood Clinic in Worcestershire as a regular locum. For many years, I worked with adults with special needs at Nutley Hall in Sussex. Nutley Hall is an independent adult residential care community for people with learning disabilities, offering a homely social setting.
I currently have a small private practise and co-run the Sculpture Studio at Hoathly Hill which is open to both adults and children of all ages and abilities.
I trained in Remedial Education and worked in a Camphill home in South Africa, with children, trainees and adults with learning disabilities as teacher, house coordinator and workshop master.
Art Therapist Diploma, Tobias School of Art and Therapy (SRATH, CAHASC reg.)
Certificate course in counselling skills
Private postgraduate study in sculpture therapy and sculpture with Gertraud Goodwin, Hoathly Hill Sculpture Studio
Diploma in Therapeutic Pedagogy (4 years full time in Germany)
Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individual and Groups
I am a tutor at Tobias School of Art and Therapy.
Please email me if you wish to know more or would like to make an appointment.
T 01342 811 386
M 07444 597 143