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   Meet 

 Lesley
 

Hello! My name is Lesley and I am an artist and art therapist with a love for hiking. My aim is to bring all my passions together through this website with pages dedicated to each of the elements as well as areas where themes overlap.

HIKING

I love hiking and being outdoors and appreciate not only the physical challenge but the social an emotional impact going on an adventure has. I love walking in the UK in mountainous areas like Snowdonia and the lake district as well as exploring the Yorkshire dales and where my feet and camera take me. As a trainee ML (Mountain Leader) who is steadily working towards assessment I continue to learn about navigation, route planning and leadership working with groups. It feels important for my personal development and I am enjoying the journey.

ART

Art has always been an interest of mine and I remember as a child always wanting to make something or do something. I have strong memories of winning a competition when I was five or six after making a collage of a train as well as another clear memory of an image of an owl that I created when I was about 11. This interest took me to study at college and uni and go on to become an art teacher where I taught secondary art for 11 years before having a change of career to be coming art therapist.

THERAPY 

As an art therapist and artist I truly believe in the therapeutic benefits of arts and creativity in improving emotional and physical well-being. I have experience working in a variety of settings with different age groups including children and adolescents and their families and adults. 

 

Take a look at the different parts of my website that suit your interest and if you have any questions please get in touch.

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