I am an art therapist (MA, BA, NVQ3) with experience working in private practice, institutional settings and on outdoor therapeutic programmes. I work in English, Spanish and Swedish.
In my private practice, I see child, adolescent and adult clients. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory, adopting broadly humanistic and mentalisation-based techniques.
I work as the senior field therapist on Venture Mor’s Wilderness Therapy Programmes for “hard to reach” young people on the West Coast of Scotland, as well as an outdoor and online therapist for Venture Trust’s Wellbeing Service.
I am open to exploring working with clients in natural spaces in Edinburgh, in a walk-and-talk capacity. My training with Hayley Marshall and Anat Rafael strongly informs my outdoor practice and I feel there can be real value in taking therapy into these other-than-human spaces.
I have worked in various primary and secondary schools, where I valued working closely with the children, young people and their families to offer multi-systems thinking. This included working closely with interdisciplinary teams of teachers, inclusion staff, psychologists and other psychotherapists.
I have also been active in secure settings, such as prisons and young offender institutions. Most recently I co-facilitated a father’s group for inmates at a male prison.