Nat is a qualified Art Psychotherapist. She has a First Class Degree in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury and a Masters Degree with merit in Art Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. She is currently training for a Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy at The Wimbledon Guild. Nat has been working with young people in a variety of settings including education and mental health since 2003.
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where art is the main means of communication. It is particularly beneficial for young people who find it difficult to communicate verbally. Within a therapeutic space the young people can use a wide variety of art materials to express their feelings and then with the help of the therapist attempt to start making sense of their emotional world and experience. The creative process offers an alternative symbolic means of expression, which can support young people in becoming more aware of themselves and others, which ultimately promotes change. Art Psychotherapists work within a boundaried, psychodynamic framework.