DIY Plant Hanger

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Education and Experience

FOUNDER OF APPLE ANISEED ARTS / CREATIVE ARTS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING / ARTS FOR TRAUMA / SPIRITUAL COUNSELLING

Jan 2020 - present

  • Willing and able to support clients of all ages who are working to make sense of experiences of challenge and change - as forms of thought, behaviours, and feelings.

  • Guided explorations with mark-making and forming using paint, soft pastels, clay, felt, movements, words and singing.  

  • One-to-One online sessions for International and vulnerable adult clients.

  • In-Person sessions in South East London and East London.

  • Women's Circles and Men's Circles with colleagues offering devotional arts, music, singing, movement and ritual - Ealing and Greenwich.

  • New Impulses for 2022 : Group workshops planned with two collectives of colleagues:

  • Anthroposophical Art Therapy workshops at Weleda Gardens and online, using watercolours and natural plant colours, alongside Goethean observation of medicinal flowers and plants.

  • Inter-generational ‘trauma’ processing to bridge the increasing divide between South Asian and Black communities.

BRENT HEALTH EDUCATORS PARTNERSHIP

November 2021

  • Arts-based and musical workshop for families moving through Diabetes, as part of an Outreach Day hosted by Brent Health Educators Partnership. 

  • "I" Ego strengthening work in small groups with guided arts processes.

  • Sharing dialogue exchanges around the different views and feelings around "sugars". 

UBELE INITIATIVE, WOLVES LANE, HARINGAY

August 2021

  • Residential workshop week in Crete, Greece to empower local people in Manchester to take up leadership roles for social change.

  • Observations of workshop participant interactions and interviewing the group for experiences of change, challenge, empowerment and learning.

TOBIAS SCHOOL OF ART & THERAPY

Sep 2016 - Mar 2021

MA Transpersonal Arts in Therapy – City & Guilds Level 7
The learning is experiential and taught within a critical context including Psychodynamic and Humanistic theory and practice.
Anthroposophical theory is taught and embedded through artistic practice and group processes; a path that respects the freedom of each individual, through a holistic understanding of body, soul and spirit.

DISSERTATION: A HEURISTICS RESEARCH ON THE MEANING OF RED IN MY LIFE:
"WHAT IS LOVE; WHAT IS LUST?"

Feb 2021

Distinction

ART THERAPY - CLINICAL HOURS

Oct 2018 - Mar 2021

172 days of Client Contact.
(one day consists of 3 hours client contact time)

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, THE GREENWICH STEINER SCHOOL, LONDON

Oct 2018 – present

  • Facilitating weekly one-to-one Art Therapy support for Children aged 6 to 16 years old.

  • Examples of children’s referrals, and cases I met: bereavement, parental divorce, delayed mobility, lack of self-esteem, excessive self-esteem, anger, depression, social struggles, bullying, parental abandonment, risk of parent death to illness, reality distortion, sleep disorder, clairvoyance, clairaudience, mother’s pregnancy/birthing trauma.

  • Autonomous responsibility to implement appropriate processes and communication channels, via email, Zoom, Google Meets, and In-Person.

  • Communicating with the parents and teaching staff, by providing them with an understanding of what each therapy  involves so that the child can be appropriately supported between the sessions.

  • Maintaining confidentiality towards my child client, as well as honouring parents and teachers feedback.

  • Ensuring healthy boundaries with divorced parents and class teacher expectations.

  • Conducting consulting meetings to gather parent/caregiver/teacher information around the child’s life history, illness, trauma, losses, loves, interactions, life rhythms.

  • Facilitating online conversation at Parent Teachers Association, on Mental Health and Self-Care

  • Ordering and maintaining paper, art tools, and arts supplies.

  • Carrying out Risk Assessments for safety.

  • Setting up pre-session, and clearing up post-session, including writing notes.

  • Providing written reports for the parents/caregivers/teacher regarding the therapeutic process and recommendations for next steps and ongoing support.

  • Updating shared school system with parent communication and reports.

  • Safeguarding training completed and regularly updated

  • DBS-checked

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, THE GREENWICH STEINER SCHOOL, LONDON

Oct, Nov 2019, Jan, Mar 2020

  • Facilitating an arts-based workshop series for Kindergarten teachers on Boundaries, Teamwork, Strength and Vulnerability, Support and Safety.

  • Preparing workshop plan, agreements, hand-outs, and outcomes questionnaires

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, MIND MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY, GREENWICH, LONDON

May 2019 – Present

  • Facilitating weekly one-to-one Art Therapy for adults who had been referred for Crisis Counselling by ‘MINDline’ (the call service for MIND), and through self-referral.

  • Examples of cases I met: recovery post-drug addiction, co-dependency, incestual sexual abuse, family alcoholism, childhood rape, reality distortion, sleep disorder depression, hyper-activity, anxiety, suicidal tendency.

  • Participating in fortnightly Group Supervision to share observations, and consider other ideas and perspectives for progress.

  • Best practice sharing and offering individual perceptions of client artwork.

  • Ordering and maintaining paper, art tools, and arts supplies.

  • Setting up pre-session, and clearing up post-session, including writing notes.

  • Offering reflections, and verbal recommendations for next steps and ongoing support.

  • DBS-checked

  • Supporting MIND HR with new hire interviews.

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, MIND MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY, GREENWICH, LONDON

Mar 2021

  • Facilitation of an Online Arts Workshop for SENDIASS Greenwich Carers Group. 

  • Preparation of hand-out for self-directed arts practices at home.

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, MIND MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY, GREENWICH, LONDON

Oct 2020

  • Facilitating a Mindfulness Nature Walk for adults to attune to feelings and beliefs around life and death through Nature observations, and self-reflection.

TRANSPERSONAL ARTS COUNSELLOR, MIND MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY, GREENWICH, LONDON

Jun 2020

  • Facilitating a group arts session online, for the MIND staff ‘self-care society’, for Wellbeing

“ART, SOUND, MOVEMENT” COLLECTIVE, ZENUBIAN / THE LANE GALLERY AND EVENT SPACE, HITHER GREEN

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

  • Seasonal co-facilitated group workshops for creative expression and wellbeing with adults.  

  • Wellbeing invited through movement, tone-making and sounding, and art-making with clay, natural leaves, and soft pastels.

CREATIVITY FOR WELLBEING FACILITATOR, THE PRINCES TRUST, KENNINGTON, LONDON

Jun 2018

  • One-day workshop co-facilitation of ‘The Rose Experience’ for the wise elders at the Vida Walsh Centre, Brixton; in partnership with a group of young people; using art-making, singing, and sensory eating and drinking.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, JOHN GILLESPIE CONSULTING OF HACKNEY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS SERVICE

Feb 2017

  • Co-facilitation of a workshop helping healthcare professionals discover inner authenticity as the generating principle of 'Wellbeing' and 'Leadership'

CREATIVITY FACILITATOR, CRUMBS OF CREATIVITY, LONDON

2012 -2016

  • Facilitation of four “Artists Way” 12-week processes, designed to unblock innate creative talents in adults.

  • Facilitation of “The Vein of Gold” 16-week Process, for reframing limiting beliefs.

  • Women's Art-making Circles: Collage, Visualisation Boards, Person and Shared Reflections

  • Cressey College Secure Girls School, Croydon: Facilitation of a youth empowerment workshop with young vulnerable women on the theme: “Indian Culture”.

PREVIOUS CAREER AREA

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Treflys Nursing Home. (July 2017 - Aug 2021).    Part-time accounts administration

WorldPay / Royal Bank of Scotland / Goldman Sachs   (2001 - 2015)  Reporting Analyst, Credit Risk Analyst, Finance Analyst

MEMBERSHIPS

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  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Anthroposophical Arts Therapists Association

  • Anthroposophical Society

  • School of Spiritual Science

  • Black And Asian Therapists Network