Expressive Arts Counselling in Leicester

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Claire Comery
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Hi, I’m Claire, an experienced Psychotherapist, offering a confidential service in Leicester and the surrounding areas. I am a qualified psychotherapist as well as a qualified Social Worker, with many years of experience helping people to manage emotional distress and personal difficulties. I work with adults and young people who are looking to engage in therapy to understand and work through presenting issues in their lives which are causing them upset or distress in themselves, or within their relationships.
0116 326 1844
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Leicester LE1
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Emma Louise Jacques
Counsellor, BACP
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I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
01455 247617
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Leicester LE9
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Lucy Johnson
MA
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I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and experienced trainer. I have over 13 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma and Attachment, this had led to extensive work with bereavement and adoption as well as anxiety and substance misuse. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
0116 464 9535
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Leicester LE1
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Cara Cramp, MBACP at Freedom Creative Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and I am guessing you are here because you're worried about a child or teenager in your life. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
01455 243634
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Leicester LE9
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Letitia Jeffers
MA
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909
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Leicester LE1
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VanessaOwens at CompleteCounsellingandCoachingLei
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you and as individual as you are. My background is in the NHS and private mental health sector. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Relationships, self care strategies. I can help you understand your thoughts and emotions. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
0116 478 6725
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Leicester LE9
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The Eyris Practice
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
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The impact of difficult life experiences can adversely affect our mental well-being or interpersonal relationships at any time in our lives.Such life occurances may include truama, a bereavement or experiencing anxiety and depression. I use a person centred approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with you. This helps over time to support you in gaining insight and understanding of the emotional and mental difficulties you're experiencing. I provide a safe space to listen to you and identify the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs.I offer both face to face and online therapy to suit your individual needs.
01788 221257
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Leicester LE19
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Jaspreet Atwal
MSc
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Hi, I’m Jas, I’m an integrative therapist - this means I have been trained in various modalities and am able to select and use the most suitable for my clients. This could include, person centered, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) systemic therapy & creative interventions. I have extensive experience of providing therapeutic counselling services to individuals and groups over Leicester and Leicestershire. I have worked within various settings such as schools/ colleges and counselling organisations.
0116 216 4485
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Leicester LE2
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Kerry Mattock
Psychotherapist, PTUK
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Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a PTUK registered play therapist, specialising in offering creative therapy for children and young people. I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, separation anxiety, low or conflicted self esteem, challenging behaviours, social and peer difficulties, reluctant talkers (mutism), pre/post adoption and attachment disorders. If you’d like to chat about your child’s/families needs please do contact me. NB- CHECK SPAM as reply emails from me can go straight there. For more you can visit my website: www.theconnectedtherapist.co.uk
01832 778353
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Leicester LE4
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Catherine Kniveton
Psychotherapist, MA
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Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if its the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR and Art Therapy. CK Therapy works in partnership with Music, play and person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health and Care professionals council.
07730 569162
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Leicester LE1
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Mel Wilson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCS Accred
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I offer online therapy for adults, children & young people, couples and families. It is important to find the right therapist for you. The therapeutic space is a safe , non-judgemental place to explore yourself, your needs, your wants and where those come from and how they affect your life. People seek therapy for many reasons, these can include changes in relationships, jobs, bereavement, anxiety or depression or just a desire to get to know yourself better.
01509 275257
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Loughborough LE12
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Karin Ball
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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I offer a unique approach integrating Expressive Arts Therapy, mindfulness practices, body-based techniques and the Emotional Freedom Technique in my sessions.
If you and/or your child are finding things challenging at the moment for whatever reason I am devoted in supporting you in a holistic way. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and parents/caregivers offering a range of services.
01799 619445
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Saffron Walden CB11
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Shieva Alipour
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I am a Child Psychotherapist and have an Accredited Certificate in Body-Oriented Coaching, accredited by ICF, which applies to children and adults. I also incorporate the creative expressive arts in processing experiences with different age ranges. I have a variety of experiences in educational and private settings. Some of the areas of my experience has been working with people affected by divorce, loss, bereavement, insecure attachment, trauma, domestic abuse and issues such as self-harm, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood, hypervigilance, anger and influencers in cognitive processes.
01628 951314
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Maidenhead SL6
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Jo Harley
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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As an Arts therapist I work with a particular focus on the persons whole experience; body, mind, and spirit. The expressive arts are a gentle way for you to share your story in alternate ways, sometimes for the first time, expressing your thoughts and feelings using verbal and non-verbal communication. My approach incorporates art forms such as writing, image-making, role-play, and movement, with mindful awareness. By becoming more aware, we start to recognise that we have more choices. This process is a lot less directive than conventional talking therapies, and can offer a refreshing new way of exploring challenging issues.
020 3974 2801
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London SW11
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Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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I am an expressive arts therapist with more than fifteen years of experience in the NHS and in private practice.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
01234 866306
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Bedford MK41
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Lara Danielle Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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I utilize various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Strength-based, Psychodynamic and/or Expressive Arts Therapy.
I work with children from aged five, adolescents and adult females. I am compassionate and warm. I specialize in difficulties, including trauma, self-esteem, attachment, divorce, aggression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and body concerns. I have worked extensively with young children and adolescents, both as a child therapist and in previous careers. I have worked at non-profit and for profit organizations, including a national adolescent treatment centre for mental health and substance use, foster homes and a domestic violence organization. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuineness, curiosity, and warmth.
01748 900772
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London SW6
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Yaela Orelowitz:
MA
I am trained to use expressive arts to facilitate a therapeutic process.
Does your mind race with past problems or future worries? Are your challenges affecting your work and home life? Do you feel stuck in patterns, habits, or a certain version of yourself? In coaching, you can learn practical strategies that can help you thrive. Difficult experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can develop the skills to cope with anxiety, career issues, relationships, and more. You can recover from challenges, build self-esteem, have better relationships, and move forward. Coaching can build hope and support tangible progress. Reach out now.
020 4538 5690
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London NW3
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Susanne Thomson: Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I trained in the Pluralistic approach which embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. The starting point of counselling is to build a good therapeutic relationship. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
01382 250551
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London EC3R
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Zara Kadir
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I don't believe that there is one method of psychotherapy that suits everyone. I believe in adapting my way of working for each client I meet. You may feel that you want to work short-term on a specific aspect of your life. You may feel that you want to take time to look back on your early life experiences or you may not know where to start or where you are going. Whatever your situation is, I will do my best to see the world as you do and, where possible, offer you an alternative perspective. I believe the same is true for children and using sand tray and art materials I allow children to process their emotions through play.
07481 358950
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Kingston upon Thames KT2
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Debbie Oyewole
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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Hi, thank you for stopping by my profile. I offer Dramatherapy (Creative Psychotherapy & form of Psychological treatment) for people with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Emotional wellbeing, Confidence & Resilience. I offer therapy with a knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles. I currently have spaces available online and face to face. I am a qualified Dramatherapist and Psychology graduate with demonstrable experience in CBT informed strategies. I work for the NHS & line manage a Mental Health Team. I offer a free consultations and free reviews in between sessions. I charge £60 an hour per session (On a sliding scale)
01536 907268
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Wellingborough NN8
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Expressive Arts Counsellors

What happens in expressive arts therapy?

In an expressive arts therapy session, the therapist will provide the space and materials necessary to encourage the client to express themselves creatively. These can include art supplies, musical instruments, a journal, a camera, and more. The therapist offers careful guidance throughout the creative process, often noticing and talking about psychological issues as they arise. Many clients also benefit from the mind-body connection—the physical act of making art can help them feel more grounded and present.

How long does expressive arts therapy take?

An expressive arts therapy session will typically last between 50 minutes and an hour. Group sessions may run longer. Sometimes, a client might only need one or two sessions of expressive arts therapy in conjunction with talk therapy to resolve a psychological issue. Others might find a fixed number of sessions over the course of either weeks or months to be beneficial. The duration depends on the client and their individual needs and goals for therapy.

How does expressive arts therapy help children?

Creativity is an important part of normal child development. Expressive arts therapy proves a safe outlet for child clients to learn to identify their emotions and express them in healthy ways. In expressive arts therapy, children can build their self-esteem, discover more about their personality and strengths, and feel a sense of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world. This therapeutic approach can be particularly helpful for children with developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, speech impairments, and other conditions.

What are the limitations of expressive arts therapy?

Sometimes individuals have physical limitations that can affect their ability to express themselves artistically in certain mediums. For example, someone with hearing problems might find it difficult to make music. Sickness and mobility issues can make some types of art physically inaccessible (e.g., sculpting, dancing, etc.). Sometimes, clients are overly skeptical and have trouble letting go and engaging with the creative process. Individuals who require a higher level of care may be better served with other types of therapy.