Rosie is a qualified and professionally registered Art Psychotherapist. She can help with: anxiety, death and bereavement, sexuality, spirituality, eating disorders, relationships, self worth, addiction and childhood abuse.
How I work
Rosie's therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and person-centred. She can work with or without art materials being involved. Many people find that putting some emotion or dream 'outside' yourself onto paper can help take a step back and have a look from a new perspective.
Rosie also has a special interest in the body so work holistically and hope to adapt to really hear the person's story, from their mind, body and images.
Rosie works with warmth and empathy, creating, a safe and nurturing environment that offers the support needed towards meaning, understanding and healing.
Art Therapy can help untangle your difficulties and gain some understanding to what feels messy. Everyone has tools such as symbols and metaphors within them because they have been learned sub consciously unlike the words we use.
We are far more intelligent with images than words as they are primitive to how we learn. Since we develop this non verbal part of brain first, image lead learning is dominant, in Art Psychotherapy we can revisit this way of re learning and gain insight into our present behaviours and bring emotion back down to an experiential level, by using images we have a medium or literally a space to ‘sort out’ our feelings.
Part of the fear response associated with trauma is to inhibit the speech centres in the left hemisphere meaning the use of image making during Art Psychotherapy becomes a contender to communicate people’s inhibited stories.
The environment to discover your own emerging symbols and metaphors can be supported within Art Psychotherapy and along with the knowledge of the therapist’s subtle techniques in how to explore these, gives a great launch for personal revolutions.
By giving yourself a dedicated, supported time to pause, create and be listened to, you make space to reflect and release suppressed emotions stored up during past moments of stress. Art work made in the therapeutic space creates a bridge between the unconscious and the conscious. Buried feelings, once experienced, can be released and together we can gain a clearer understanding of your emotions.
ConfidentialityThe work, during Art Therapy sessions, with each client is confidential and this is discussed. The art works made during each session will be stored securely in between sessions. Clients can choose to take their art work when the sessions come to an end. Images are reviewed from time to time, giving a visual record of change and growth.
Rosie's current fee is £45 per one hour session (Initial session is £35). She has lower rates for concessions.
She is holds professional indemnity insurance and can be contracted for sessional work at certain establishments at a reduced rate.