Paolo Plotegher


Glasgow, Scotland 

Specialises in:
– Adult mental health
– Child and adolescent services
– Education/schools
– Mobile art therapy service


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Personal Statement

Paolo Plotegher, PhD
Art Psychotherapist


My approach as an art therapist is psychodynamic and person-centred: my way of working is empathic, non-judgmental and exploratory. I bring relationships at the core of the therapeutic process, and I see my role as empowering people in their journey of healing. I consider central to art therapy the potential of creativity and non-verbal communication to repair damage, process traumas and nurture relationships.

As an art therapist I have worked with adults in therapeutic communities, homeless hostels, NHS hospitals and forensic settings, and with young people in their home, in schools and within the community. I have experience with one-to-one sessions, open and closed group settings, with setting up art therapy provisions and offering art therapy workshops to groups and organisations.


Areas of special interest: 

• Adult mental health

• Child and adolescent services 


• Migrants and refugees 

• Homelessness and social exclusion 

• Mobile art therapy services 

• Therapeutic Communities

• Outdoor environmental art therapy 

• Institutional Analysis and work with organisations


I have a long-term interest in systemic practice and social justice, and a passion for working affirmatively with GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity), countering discrimination and celebrating difference. 

I have worked with people of different age, class and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, cis and transgender, neurodiverse, and people with chronic pain and disability. I have worked with social exclusion, addiction, depression, anxiety, complex post traumatic disorders, dementia, psychosis, always moving from a “what’s wrong with you” to a “what happened to you” approach, helping people addressing their worries as well as fostering collective resilience. 

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