My journey, skills and experience
I have experienced art in my own life as a powerful healing tool.
I studied Criminology at Birkbeck University, London,
and worked for Victim Support before coming back to my first
love, art, in my late 20's.
As well as learning and teaching many technical elements over
the years, art has led me to a place of profound insight and
I have studied at the Institute of Art Therapy and Education in
Islington, London, and a year of Masters Level Art
Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton before having
my second child.
Over the last seven years, I have worked at Surrey County
Council in various part-time roles, which provide added
richness and professional development for my freelance work,
and vice versa.
I am currently undertaking an MSc in Child, Adolescent and
Families Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University.
I am passionate about inclusivity, participation, hearing all
client voices and understanding lived experiences to continually
strive for best practices.
I run art workshops in a wide range of settings:
- care homes
- women's refuge
- with under-privileged children
- with excluded children
- adults with mental health issues
- sheltered housing with older people