Candy Keast MA
My Art Psychotherapy approach is psychodynamic and integrative, although I can offer more direction in themed group sessions. I endeavour to provide a safe confidential environment where art-making can occur and issues and concerns which may arise can be looked at.
My original training was at Goldsmiths University. Since then I have worked with children in Primary, Secondary and SEMH schools.
I have attended Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique training. I have also attended Mentalisation training and co-facilitated an Art-based Mentalisation group for young adults with Personality Disorder.
I have experience in a Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team and with an Adult NHS Psychological Services team.
I have recently started a monthly open Art Group for people affected by cancer, which developed from my working as a Children’s Palliative Care nurse prior to training as an Art Psychotherapist and also experiencing the transformative power which art-making can offer, seeing change in myself and others.
Art-making is a regular practice for me, gaining inspiration from imagination and nature.
I am based in Kent though am willing to travel.
I completed BAAT Supervision training in September 2020
Areas of Special interest
• Children’s work
• Cancer care
• Long term Mental Health Problems
• Personality Disorder
Answerphone: 01233 714823
Mobile: 07443 610146
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am an Affiliate member of the Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors. I am also a member of the British Association of Art Therapists. I hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance with the Psychologists Protection Society.
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