The Horsforth Centre

Rosie Humberstone

Rosie HumberstoneArt Psychotherapy

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
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.



Rosie graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University where she completed a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy Practice over 3 years to become qualified. She also has a BA (hons) in Fine Art.
She is professionally registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) and has  professional membership of both British Association Art Therapists (BAAT) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (MBACP).
Rosie has regular supervision with experienced supervisors, to ensure that she is working in a healthy and professional way at all times. She keeps a fresh approach to work by undertaking regular ongoing professional development opportunities (via workshops and training courses etc) and works within the latest ethical frameworks of both BAAT and BACP.
Rosie is also currently training to be an Embodied Relational Therapist - a type of body psychotherapy which explores the relationship we have with our body-mind and how we can look at body sensations as communication to how we actually feel unconsciously. 

Professional Background

Rosie started working in a Learning Disability Service which was invaluable to gaining an understanding of non-verbal communication and led her to study Disability and Bereavment further. The majority of her experience was gained working at Bradford Rape Crisis Centre and have 4 years experience in this setting. 
She has I full professional indemnity insurance and have been checked by the DBS.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the circumstances and can be discussed fully with Rosie before arranging an initial session. The initial session helps us to decide if we want to work with each other and then an agreement can be drawn up for a specific number of regular sessions.


The 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. 

How to Contact Rosie

Contacting Rosie Humberstone is simple. To have a chat about what your requirements might be, or to book an initial consultation, you can phone her or contact her by email.

Tel: 07950 501347

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