I have been working within the education sector for the past 16 years. As an art therapist I have developed a breadth of experience working with children and young people within a variety of settings. These include vulnerable children with complex trauma, experience of domestic violence, disrupted relationships, neglect, looked after children, self-harm, eating disorders and children with a diagnosis of ASC.
I also work with bereaved children and their families in hospices and community settings.
My work within the NHS has involved me providing art therapy sessions for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities in community settings.
I have also worked with older adults with acute mental health difficulties and complex health conditions. cared for in secure mental health units. This has introduced me to both 1-1 and group session work.
As a practising art psychotherapist I work within the ethical framework that the HCPC expect me to practice within and I have an internal monologue of ‘do no harm’ whilst I am working with clients.
As a member of the British Association of Arts Therapists (BAAT), I also abide by their code of ethics and principles of professional practice.
What People Say
‘Hannah is highly competent, professional and shows capacity to reflect on the group and individual dynamics within the therapy sessions. She brings her observations and thoughts about the processes into the group whilst reflecting on the needs of the patients.‘
Cheryl Portlock, Art Psychotherapist
Acute Psychological Services, NHS Coventry and Warwickshire
‘Hannah has the most wonderful way of being. Giving an autonomy to the people that she comes into contact with. Her gentle nature and resilience helps the client to feel safe and able to explore their own inner world and loss.‘
Lisa Sant, Lead Counsellor
Coventry and Warwickshire