Approaches: Person Centered, Integrative and Humanistic
Qualification: MA in Art Therapy (Hons) CIT.
Kathy is a professional art therapist and a fully accredited member of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists) and adheres to their code of ethics. She obtained her Masters Degree in 2012 and works with Adults, Adolescents and Children of all ages on both a long and short term basis.
It is Kathy’s belief that we all have the potential and capacity to make change in our lives, with an innate capability for healing and navigating through difficult life challenges and transitions.
Kathy provides a client centered, compassionate and humanistic approach which is grounded in an emphasis on process and exploration. She provides a non judgemental, confidential and supportive space for self expression allowing for a clearer understanding of current needs, while exploring the capacity to initiate and create change. Kathy’s integrative approach combines psychodynamic theories with the creative process, providing the opportunity for transformation, growth and insight into our inner world’s. These insights often reveal emotions, memories and experiences that can in turn allow us to grow and transform on a profound level, providing relief from overwhelming emotions, challenges and trauma.
Kathy has experience working in various areas including; Special Needs, Acquired Brain Injury, Acute Psychiatric, End of life care, Children’s Oncology, Addiction and Degenerative Disease.
No prior art making experience is necessary, the focus is not on artwork looking aesthetically pleasing, but on the individual’s process and connection to the image.
Kathy has experience working in the following areas;
- Childhood Bereavement & Trauma
- Stress Management & Anger
- Mental Health Issues
- Transitions (Big & small)
- Anxiety & Depression
- Women’s Support (empowerment, aging, peri/menopausal, relationships)
- Sexual Abuse
- Feeling Stuck (overwhelmed, underwhelmed, paralyzed, scared)
- Self-Care & self-esteem
- Grief & loss
- Attachment issues
- Chronic Illness & pain
- Relationship Issues