Art Psychotherapist, MA
An HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist and artist, Karolina brings experience in working with young children and adolescents across a variety of settings. Karolina graduated from Goldsmiths’ MA Art Psychotherapy programme in 2017. She has worked for over a decade in the early years sector and therapeutic tutoring within special educational needs.
Karolina completed clinical placements at specialist school for adolescents with severe social, emotional and behavioural problems and in a CAMHS’ outreach school programme. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of clinical work to improve the mental health of her clients, Karolina attends regular conferences, lectures and short courses and has a profound interest in psychoanalytic theory, research and evidence based techniques. Karolina is interested in developing her practice further in the areas of adult mental health services and combining psychoanalytic perspective on the mind within her art therapy practice.
Areas of Special Interest:
– Art Therapy and the Early Years
– Child and Adolescent mental health
– Art therapy and SEN within educational settings
– Adult Mental Health
– Art therapy in the community
1. In 2017, she created an interactive project Loaf experiment: Laboratory of Amorphous Feelings. Inspired by her work with clients who experience sensory processing difficulties, this interactive pop-up art installation is an innovative take on emotional literacy. Mental states are given tactile form as slimes and doughs of different textures. Participants play with emotions on both a sensory and figurative level. Karolina finds public engagement with the Slime Lab to be inspiring and sees potential to adapt it to suit different therapeutic settings.
See more about Loaf Experiment on: Instagram
2. Karolina continues her own art practice, which involves printmaking, mixed media and small installations. Her art practice explores the experience of having a body, its experience of healing, mortality, sickness and pain, and the attachments we create with objects.
See more on: Tumblr.
3. Another socially engaged community art project Karolina set up is found here: KidsCreate
Phone: 07766 412167
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Karolina is available to work in the following areas: North London area, Elstree and Borehamwood, Bushey, Watford, St.Albans and wider Hertfordshire area.
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