HCPC and BAAT Registered Art Psychotherapist
Professional and Confidential sessions with
you the client at the centre; Creating
A Road Enriched.
Vicky Procter BA Hons, PGCE, MA.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
Psychotherapy and Art Psychotherapy
** UPDATE SINCE COVID-19
I understand that this is a really tough time for us all. With this in mind, I can offer Telephone or Online (skype) psychotherapy sessions. Please take a look at my blog from the drop down menu, to read more information on how talking psychotherapy works and the psychodynamic theories on which my practice is based. For those that would prefer, I am now able to resume face to face Art Psychotherapy or Psychotherapy sessions. Warmest wishes, Vicky. **
We all experience difficulties from time to time and there is no shame in reaching out for help. Sometimes, these difficulties can take over your life and you feel there is nowhere to turn to for help. I provide professional and confidential Psychotherapy or Art Psychotherapy sessions to help you explore these difficulties and to help you feel that you are not alone with them.
Art Psychotherapy provides a safe space to communicate and think about your inner feelings in a non-verbal or verbal way. Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy which involves art making and conversation. I am very much client led so if you wish to just talk all session then this is absolutely fine. Equally, if there are some sessions where you wish to create art with very little talking, then this is fine too. The sessions are for you and therefore I adapt to how you need them to be in order to move forward positively in your life.
You don't have to be good at or skilled at art; I am fully trained to help you to express yourself in your own personal way. Art Psychotherapy can help with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, trauma, body image, bereavement or mental health disorders.
I offer sessions to adults, older adults and young people. I provide 1:1 sessions at Magnolia - Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Neath and I also visit schools and other organisations, to provide 1:1 or group sessions.
My aim is to help you regain your self-esteem, confidence, trust and independence. I will never impose judgement and I am committed to helping you to explore, regain or discover your identity and place in the world, through self-reflection, artmaking or conversation. I am fully trained to help you use the creative process as an opportunity to grow or make changes.
Through the use of Art Psychotherapy methods and psychodynamic theories, I can help you discover and explore your own ideas and choices for a happier and healthier future.
I have worked with adults struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, poor attachments, poor physical health, relationship difficulties, psychosis and trauma. I have seen how powerful Art Psychotherapy methods can be and how it can really help you to realise your true self and, as a result, have healthier and happier relationships. You can choose to have talking Psychotherapy or Art Psychotherapy, depending on your individual needs and perferences.
Permission given to quote part of an email from a client who felt she had benefitted from our sessions. As with all of the people I see, I felt honoured to have shared her journey. Not every therapist can be for everyone so it is important to find the right fit for you and I understand that.