Here at Demeter House, we are able to offer a range of therapeutic services. We currently have a qualified Art Psychotherapist and a qualified Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
Rebecca Eland, Art Psychotherapist, BA, MA
I am a state registered Art Psychotherapist with the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC) and I am also registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I have experience conducting Art Psychotherapy with young people in a CAMHS NHS in-patient unit suffering from severe mental health conditions and difficulties, young people in a children’s home setting and adults at the mental health charity Mind.
Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses a mix of art making, play and talking to help people find different ways of sharing thoughts and feelings, expressing themselves and working through traumas. Art Psychotherapy can be a less confrontational form of therapy giving the person a creative and sometimes playful way to explore their emotions. This therapeutic approach can help those who find it hard to put their emotions, thoughts or experiences into words.
Phillip Beisty: UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
I have over ten years of experience, working within mental health provision. I have a Leeds Metropolitan BSc degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies as well as Post-Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Therapeutic Counselling (BACP)as well as a Level 7 Masters qualification in Child Psychotherapy (UKCP). I consider myself to be an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, drawing on a range of theories to support me in my client work and, with the use of creative media, able to adapt to my clients’ needs and utilise a range of methods to help encourage them to communicate their needs effectively.
I also work in private practice at Best Start Therapy. (www.beststarttherapy.co.uk)