Thursday 06 December 2012 
4:30 – 6:30pm at  Moray Art Centre, The Park, Findhorn

After an opportunity to network with Creative and Education Professionals there will be some fun opportunities to try your had at a variety of creative activities to inspire you for the new year including printing on to silk, mask-making and music production.

You will also get a chance to see the wonderful exhibition of work produced by students at Moray Art Centre’s ‘Life Drawing for Schools’ programme and the fantastic Exhibition ‘The Illustrators’ featuring work by the Illustrators of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s brilliant books such as ‘the Gruffalo’,’ Room on the Broom’ and ‘Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose’. Coffee and mince pies will be served.

If you wish to attend this FREE event then please let contact: to book your place!


Arts Therapist (Visual Art) UK,  HCPC Registered    Member BAAT  

Qualifications: BSc.Soc.Sci.  Joint Hons.  Philosophy & Psychology University of Bristol Dip AT. Herts. College of Art & Design, St Albans 1981                                                                                                                   

Other trainings:  Participant in ongoing, non-accredited CPD in areas of Dance-Movement, & Body Therapies, Systemic & Constellation approaches & Buddhist & multi-faith meditation techniques.                                         

Since 2006 involved in cultural exchange with arts psychotherapists from the Russian Federation developing trans -cultural trainings & online resources, especially for teachers, educational psychologists & therapists working with families suffering negative effects of trauma & deprivation.                                                                                                        

Work Experience:  I have over 30 years’ experience in applying, developing & adapting art therapy theory & practice for a wide range of groups & contexts across Scotland, from community arts, art in prisons & adult community education to individual art psychotherapy in acute & long-term psychiatry in hospitals & schools.                                                      

I now work independently & am based in Moray. I can take referrals from GPs, Social Work, employers & other agencies as well as self referrals from individuals. When  working from my home art studio I use selection criteria designed to safeguard myself & my clients: eg: I do not tend to work with children below 8yrs of age or children/youth/ adults suffering with severely challenging behaviour or acute psychosis.

I am available to provide group & individual sessions at other locations with appropriate premises, or occasionally home visits, by arrangement. My specific services are listed in my

I am available for customised CPD & training sessions (2 hrs – 5 days) (Experiential Workshop-Seminars) for Arts, Health, Education & Social Care professionals wishing to learn more about:

  • What Art Psycho/therapy is & what it typically involves & some applications.
  • The Therapeutic Art  <—-> Art Psycho/Therapy  spectrum. ‘Recreational’ art (by unqualified practitioners) with vulnerable children & adults – an art therapy view of positive & negative implications.
  • How art therapy works, what art therapists are trained to do & why: The ‘Presenting Past’; the power of transference & other unconscious & destructive processes in art-making.   
  •  Effectiveness, Positive Indicators  & Contra-Indications for using art with clients/service users.
  • When to refer to a qualified art therapist.
  • Professional, Best Practice & Evidence-based Issues.
  • Therapist & volunteer self-care; using art therapy & visual-sensory approaches as tools in individual & team supervision.

I would be very interested to offer throughout Moray, Highland & Aberdeenshire:

  • Pilot series:  Parent-Child Dyadic Art Therapy sessions (Creative Parenting project; with co -facilitator art therapist Kathy White)
  • Pilot series:  Family Art Therapy Workshop sessions – perhaps in conjunction with the Youth Justice dept. or other agencies in Moray. Introducing self-awareness processes, communication & art activities as supportive learning for families.
  • Sessions, courses or service designed to meet specific local needs – eg support for family Well-Being, Parenting Issues.
  • Workshops to introduce & accompany my OUT-of-the-BOX self-help project to Carers:  Compact, portable table-top art box kits, with handbooks of exercises to be used alone at home, with a cared-for person or within carer’s support groups. Specific adaptations possible for those living with long term conditions. A pilot – 3 months use with follow-up feedback workshop-seminar.

Staff CPD sessions /ongoing course – eg: Introduction to Art Therapy processes, or on a specific aspect/theme in art therapy.

Autumn-Winter 2012-3 Art Retreat Days Poster


18 High Street



AB56 4LD

Tel 01542.840489



Trained both as a sculptor and printmaker at the Royal College of Art I have experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines including all levels of education and work for the National Theatre Scotland Outreach Programme. This enables me to offer projects which are tailor-made for each individual situation.

Current specialities include mosaic using re-cycled tile, and painted low reliefs for either interior or exterior settings.

Recent commissions include a mosaic sundial for WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre Spey Bay in collaboration with Milnes High School, and a painted triptych for Carronhill Special School, Stonehaven.

Further visual information can be found on