Photography BA (hons)
Art Psychotherapy Practice MA
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 in understanding mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences,
Zero Suicide Alliance –Suicide Awareness Training
I qualified from the Art Therapy Northern Programme in January 2022. My background includes working with those who have special educational needs and communication difficulties and working with young people in both school and community settings. My training as an Art Therapist has allowed me to work in both a secondary school and community setting, working primarily with young people.
My approach within sessions is mainly person-centred which is led by the young person and allows them to create art and talk about any struggles or difficulties they may be going through as they feel safe and ready to do so. I am interested in using art as a language, as an alternative form of communicating when finding or using words is too difficult. I hope to offer a safe space in which young people feel listened to and are able to work through any struggles at their own pace.