Highly Professional Art Psychotherapists in Gloucestershire.
Psychotherapy through Art is offered by The Owl Centre’s specialists
The Art Psychotherapists at The Owl Centre in Gloucestershire combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
•Sarah Shellard BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Art Psychotherapy, HCPC & BAAT Registered
Sarah is a formally trained Art Psychotherapist, registered with the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). She has a background in both art and mental health, and the crossover between the two. Sarah has a special interest in children with a traumatic past who have subsequently developed challenging behaviour.
With extensive experience working to support children and adolescents’ mental health, Sarah has worked with children with issues ranging from those that simply need help understanding their emotions to those with extreme mental health, behavioural, and emotional issues, with a variety of causes including attachment disorders, development disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, psychosis, and often as a part of a history of various types of abuse.
Sarah often works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and believes that every child needs an individual approach. Being a naturally creative individual that thinks outside of the box, Sarah brings a unique approach to art psychotherapy sessions. Art Psychotherapy can be a powerful non-verbal way of expressing unconscious emotions, bringing them alive through art, allowing Sarah to help the child to understand these difficult feelings.
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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