I offer short or long term art therapy provision to schools and health and social care organisations in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. My details can be found on the British Association of Art Therapists Private Practitioner register, which means I have met additional criteria beyond that of statutory regulation. This is not a necessary requirement to practice independently, but offers an extra level of assurance to those seeking an Art Therapist.
Areas of Practice
Children and Young People - My experience includes working in schools and with local authorities providing a service to children/young people affected by domestic violence, abuse, trauma, bereavement and a range of emotional, psychological, behavioural, and mental health issues. I am familiar with the systems surrounding looked after children and this is increasingly an area in which I practice .
Learning Disabilities - I have many years experience working with statutory, voluntary and charitable service providers. My knowledge and experience covers the spectrum of learning disabilities, including profound, complex and additional support needs, behaviours that challenge, mental health issues and forensic. I currently deliver an open group for adults at a day centre.
'Art Therapists are skilled at engaging hard to reach clients of all ages, regardless of their conditions. the benefits for service users can extend well beyond therapy sessions, with outcomes including improved social and communication skills and increased confidence and self esteem, enabling them to play a more integrated role in their local community'.HCPC Campaign - 'WHAT', Why Hire an Arts Therapist?
Whole day/half day/group and individual work.
Your organisation's needs are as individual as the people you support.
Art Therapy sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of ALL abilities.
I am able to tailor make cost effective art therapy packages to suit a wide variety of needs.
Work within organisations is on a sessional basis, this is differentiated from a private contract in the following ways:
The contract is with the organisation, not directly with the individual.
The work is paid for by the organisation, not by the individual.
The duty of care for the individual involved remains with the organisation.
The art therapist has a network of professionals to consult with regarding the therapy.
After initial contact is made:
A meeting can be organised to discuss your needs.
A written referral form is completed, which forms part of the assessment.
A meeting is held to discuss the referral further.
A meeting is held with person who has been referred.
I will also speak with/or meet parents/carers.
For sessions to proceed I must obtain written consent, this meets current GDPR regulations.
Price is costed on the specific requirements of your organisation. This will reflect the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) sessional fees guidance.
The minimum amount of time allocated for 1 individual session is 1.5 hours. Sessions in schools may be shortened and costed to reflect this.
Groups on average are 1.5- 2 hours dependant on the client group attending and type of group requested.
Whole or half day purchasing is a cost effective way of employing an art therapist. Allowing assessments, meetings and liaison to be included in the fee.