- Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 12:00
- Written by Michèle Bartlett
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
This was the title of an article in The Sunday Times outlining alarming statistics about the sexualisation of society and the effect of this on young people.
Some things you should know if you are looking for therapeutic help for a child...
It is not sufficient for a therapist working with children to have only completed a psychotherapy training to work with adults. This is why the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) holds a specialist Child Psychotherapy register of those who are qualified to work with children and young people. This does not mean that anyone who has not completed a Child Psychotherapy training cannot work with children, but it does ensure that those working with children have undertaken additional specialist training to equip them with appropriate skills.
These are some of the aspects that require specialist knowledge:
Why was no one listening? The report released this week into the widespread abuse and sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham makes for shocking reading.
Psychotherapy offers a safe, caring, supportive and confidential space to talk openly about difficulties, and explore how past experiences may be impacting on your life.
I work with metaphor and symbol to link to each person's unconscious process. Some of the first 'art' we made was created through exploratory play in the natural world.
I am an experienced Public Keynote Speaker providing thought provoking insight. I am available to speak at conferences on issues relating to mental wellbeing.
An area of interest is the impact on young people of growing up in the digital age. I run workshops in secondary schools looking at emotional awareness in relationships.