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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) level one and level two (DDP network certificated)
Brief Approaches to Art Therapy (British Association of Art Therapists BAAT professional course)
Supervision Training for Art Therapists (Goldsmiths University of London)
Advanced Training in Art Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University of London)
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University of London)
City and Guilds in Teaching Further and Adult Education (The City Lit’ College)
BA Hons in Fine Art (Wimbledon School of Art)
Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (Brighton Polytechnic)


Alongside her University role, Louise is employed as an Art Psychotherapist and Senior Therapist for Barnardo’s Adoption South West Therapeutic Service. She works primarily with adoptive parents and their children. Her clinical work comprises a combination of individual, family and group work.

Louise also practices from her home studio providing private therapy and is a member of a group of Art Therapists “Artworks” based in Gloucestershire.


Since qualifying as an Art Psychotherapist in 1997 Louise has been employed as an Art Psychotherapist for various voluntary sector organisations. She has also worked for the NHS in Gloucester within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) and delivered school based therapy for the Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust.
She also has many years experience working as a visual arts specialist delivering whole school art projects, demonstrating craft and art making skills to small groups, whole classes and specified targeted groups.


Teaching, group facilitator and tutor on the MA Art Psychotherapy course.


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) listed Private Practitioner
BAAT Art Therapy Practice Research Network


Louise is an experienced trainer and consultant and can offer presentations, workshops, advice and supervision in many aspects of Art Psychotherapy. She has particular expertise relating to attachment and trauma informed Art Psychotherapy for adoptive families and Looked After Children.


Research interests:
Dyadic Art Psychotherapy.
Trauma and attachment informed Art Psychotherapy.
Art Psychotherapists and dyslexia.
Arts-based research methods.

Areas of Expertise

Children and Young Peoples mental health
Dyadic Art Psychotherapy
Group Art Psychotherapy
Visual Arts

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