Kate Angus, MA
I am a client centred Art Psychotherapist and am passionate about the value and benefits of art making. Within my sessions I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore and reflect on their inner world. Together we use the art made in sessions as a way to make sense of the clients past and present experiences, to improve their personal and emotional wellbeing and understand their sense of identity.
Areas of Special Interest
– Adult Mental Health
– Family Therapy
– Forensic and Prison Services
– Individual Private Therapy
– Personality Disorders
– Psychosis and Schizophrenia
I work non-directionally and use a variety of ways in an attempt to engage patients including working on images alongside them. Art Psychotherapy sessions are a shared and equal experience between myself and the client.
My approach to sessions is psychodynamic. I am particularly interested in conscious and unconscious processes and the impact they have not just on a clients’ identity, behaviour and attitude but also the effect this has on their own interpersonal relations.
I have worked extensively within adult forensic settings and adult mental health settings, providing therapy to clients of varying diagnosis and challenging behaviors including psychosis, personality disorders, self-harm, historical abuse and neglect and anger issues.
I am a fully qualified Art Psychotherapist working in the Leeds and York area. I am a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I can offer individual and group sessions.
“The real me started coming through.”
(KP, group therapy, 2008)
“I have always felt supported, valued, real, respected and most importantly understood.”
(B.B. Individual therapy, 2010)
“I can think better when I make a picture of the things in my head down on a paper.”
(N.W. Individual therapy, 2011)
“Sometimes what you put down on paper can closer to how you are feeling than anything that you could ever say aloud.”
(J.O. Group therapy, 2014)
“If it wasn’t for Art Psychotherapy, I would not be where I am today”.
(J.A. Individual therapy, 2016)
• Extremely reflective.
• Excellent communication and listening skills.
• Flexible, non-judgmental and patient.
• Empathetic and able to tolerate difficult, distressing experiences.
• Comfortable to work autonomously or as part of a team.
Tel: 07834 584299
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