This is Eva
Eva is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with children, teenagers and young adults as a consultant and in private practice. She has an MA in Art Psychotherapy and am accredited by the HCPC. She is also a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists).
Eva offers a safe, non-judgemental space where a child, teenager or young adult can express their thoughts and feelings, helping them to manage and contain their difficulties and empower them to make sense of and understand their struggles. By placing an individual's needs first, she tailors her approach to suit each client using a mixture of verbal, art and dyadic therapy to promote positive, lasting change.
She has special interest and training in attachment disorders and childhood and adolescent trauma. My consultancy work is with children in adoption, kinship and foster care and has further training and experience in giving therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ communities and welcomes these referrals.
Eva also offers dyadic therapy, which involves working with a parent/caregiver and child together. It is a way of working which focuses directly on the child’s primary attachment relationship. The therapist does not become the child’s therapist or the caregiver’s therapist but the relationship’s therapist.
Sessions take place in a private therapy room in Clapham and are charged at £75.
This is Jessica
As a qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with HCPC Jessica hopes to be able to improve your mental health and emotional wellbeing. She believes that it is important to find the right therapist for you. It should be someone that you trust and 'click with'. During the free consultation she will always answer your questions honestly and help you in deciding if Art Psychotherapy is right for you. In a session Jessica is looking for connection, not perfection. You do not need to be 'good' at art and all art making is judgement free. It is also common to have sessions where you just talk or just make art. In response to the pandemic we are currently working online which means that sessions are safe and accessible.
Jessica responds to your challenges intuitively and resourcefully. Her approach is based on traditional Psychodynamic Theory and Jungian Analytic Theory. She hope to connect in a professional therapeutic relationship in which we discuss emotional/psychological blocks with a sense of curiosity and use art a tool to provide insight into issues which have brought you to therapy. Whilst Jessica draws upon different theory she encourages a flexibility in meeting a clients needs. Each therapy session is unique and underpinning her approach is a commitment to therapeutic change within the Art Psychotherapy triangle of Art, Client Therapist. Jessica is experienced in working with children, families and adults. She also has specialist experience of working with people with complex learning difficulties.
Art Psychotherapy is an analytical form of psychotherapy in which we use images as a mode of expression and communication. Within this context, images are not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing that are impacting on your well being, sense of self and relationships. We often hold experiences in our minds through images and mental pictures, whether this is conscious or unconscious. Some of these can be pictures of events that have been disturbing, unsafe or challenging in any way. In a therapy session we will work with these images to understand yourself in relation to others
I am currently fully booked for Art Psychotherapy sessions but you can book with Eva or Jessica.