Umbrella Therapies

Saira Todd Arts Psychotherapist (BAAT) – Ages 5 – 25

Saira Todd - Art Therapist

 Arts psychotherapy is a form of talking therapy that uses the creative process and different art forms to help explore thoughts and feelings. Young people have different tastes and preferences so I offer different ways of exploring those thoughts and feelings: a sand tray, painting and drawing, clay, music, roleplay, and writing, as well as talking.

 Being creative and making things can help people understand their feelings and experiences especially when words are hard to find. Sometimes when a difficulty has been drawn or made into an object and is right there in front of us, it is easier to talk about.

 ANYONE CAN MAKE ART THAT MEANS SOMETHING AND NO ONE HAS TO BE ‘GOOD’ AT IT!

I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I work with children, adolescents and adults in various settings including the NHS, a counselling charity, schools and in private practice. I worked in the creative and performing arts for many years before retraining as an arts psychotherapist. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am a member of the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and a trainee member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I abide by these organisations’ codes of ethical conduct and am fully insured and DBS registered.

Fees: I charge £20 for an introductory session then £35 per session for children and young people, and £40 per session for adults.

Location: I work in a studio in the Victoria Works, London Road, Chalford, GL6 8HN, situated on the A419 between Stroud and Cirencester. There is free parking in the surrounding area and the Lavender Bakehouse is next door!

Please contact me for further information: Tel:  07808 173796  Email: saira.todd@yahoo.co.uk

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