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Hello! My name is Lesley and I am an artist and art therapist and creativity coach
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.
As an art psychotherapist 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.
In order to truly meet the needs of my clients and for therapy to be most effecting I value combining different therapeutic interventions including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Emotional Change Therapy (ECT) and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
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