Creative Counselling

The title of Creative Counsellor defines the wide variety of therapeutic disciplines I use for your benefit.

I have over fifteen years of experience supporting adults, young people and children with a focus on Art, Play and Well-being, and have worked in Italy, France, Turkey, North Africa, and The Middle East.

I am a qualified Transpersonal Arts Counsellor, Holistic Counsellor, and a Certified Therapeutic Play Practitioner. In the 8 years of training we are required to put theory into practice, and my practical experience has taken me to work with a variety of age groups, in a wide range of settings in Sussex, Laos and London.

In addition to training, Counsellors have usually had to spend many hours with their own therapists before they are let loose on the public.

I also pay for regular supervision.  This will be with another specially trained therapist who is more experienced. My supervisor will review our work, offer me suggestions, and help with difficulties.

All of the above is held within a strict boundary of confidentiality.

Talk
Talking is part of the process and can be the whole method used if you wish.

Art & Play
Transpersonal Art Counselling involves art and creative play, the effortless pathway to the subconscious. This ranges from messing around with figurines in a sand tray to painting by way of doodling or role playing, or even dancing if the mood takes you. With creative practices I can help you to explore the relationships between the symbols, shapes, and forms in what you create and the thoughts and feelings which come with them. This part of the journey usually contains an element of surprise which clients enjoy because it shows that there is more than you expected.

Transpersonal & Holistic

The Transpersonal and Holistic brings perspective into your individual experience. This helps you extend your identity beyond the thoughts that can make bring about the feeling of being stuck.

Through this transformative work you can experience newfound:

    • Relaxed Confidence
    • Optimism
    • Improve Communication Skills
    • Creativity
    • Inspiration
    • Peace & Power
    • Healthy Relationships
    • Gratification
    • Calm
    • Clarity
    • Self-worth
    • Purpose & Meaning
      • Self-respect
    • Personal Growth

“More brain centres light up in response to metaphor than any other form of human communication.”
F. Levin and A.H. Modell

Creative Counselling can help to alleviate:

    • Relationship Difficulties
    • Anxiety & Stress
    • Confidence Issues
    • Boundary Issues
    • Guilt & Shame
      • Cause and Effect of Abuse
    • Addictions

Read about Charlotte’s Creative Counselling Experience

Read about Stephen’s Creative Counselling Experience

I am happy to answer any questions you may have by filling in the details on the contacts page.

Costs

I offer a one-off free ‘get to know you’ session for people who are curious but unsure. This lasts 40 mins and allows us to see if we are suited to working together.

Each session lasts 50 mins and it is recommended that you start with regular weekly sessions.

£70 per session.

Six sessions are the recommended number of sessions to begin.  A client is free to decide when they wish to end or continue sessions.  After the ‘get to know you’ session and six initial sessions, an additional review session is normal.

I am currently running sessions at a fixed location in North London Zone 2.