Erin Flood Art Therapist Saltaire

Sending you the warmest of welcomes. My name is Erin and I am a MA, HCPC, BAAT Art Psychotherapist and Creative Therapist, offering Art Psychotherapy and Creative Therapies to adolescents (14+) and adults around West Yorkshire.

“When we feel felt, we exist.” (Carl Jung)

To contact me directly.

E: erin@victoriatherapycentre.co.uk

T: 07754 935314

I’m Erin, a Registered Art Psychotherapist who uses art making and creativity to support the therapeutic process. I have extensive experience working across NHS in-patient and community mental health services (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Adult Eating Disorders services) and charitable mental health organisations. I can absolutely see the power Creative Therapies hold in helping vulnerable individuals better understand themselves and move on from a commonly felt feeling of ‘stuckness.’ Art Therapy can help reduce anxiety and change your relationship with control, self- acceptance, and resilience. My practice is a non-intrusive, non-judgemental approach to explore difficult emotions, if you are struggling to make sense of these. I provide exemplary therapeutic support and care for individuals from initial assessment stages through to supporting progress and growth with ongoing therapeutic reviews.

My practice stretches across West Yorkshire, where I work with and support individuals aged 14+.

AREAS I SPECIALISE IN

My specialisms and areas of research / continued professional development include:

  • Autism
  • Anxiety (General, Social)
  • Body image difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Depression / Low mood
  • Eating disorders / Disordered eating behaviours
  • Emotional dysfunction
  • Social difficulties
  • Unhealthy coping strategies

WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Therapy is a non-intrusive approach to address painful feelings or experiences. This approach to therapy can be valuable for anyone – children, young people, adults and the elderly. It can be helpful for anyone who is finding it difficult to put thoughts and feelings into words, struggling to communicate things verbally. Through utilising the creative process, you can explore yourself in a safe, contained space with a highly trained professional.

You do not need to be naturally creative. Art therapy is not a recreational activity or art lesson. It is not a distractive tool, but a way to support the therapeutic process through using gentle techniques (these may be directive or non-directive) alongside verbal therapy approaches.

You can read more about what art therapy is, here

Art Therapy with Erin Flood at Victoria Therapy Centre copright Erin Flood

MY APPROACH

I use evidence-based therapeutic techniques and modalities for individuals presenting with a range of difficulties. Alongside a creative therapy approach, I adopt psychoanalytical, cognitive-interpersonal, mindfulness and meditative approaches. I work therapeutically with familial relations – parents, carers and partners, to help you strengthen your support networks.

I am a practising MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa) therapist, which is an NHS (NICE approved) cognitive-interpersonal therapy that considers the biology and psychology of difficulties and how these factors interact to keep a disorder going.

TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Art in Art Psychotherapy Practice (MA) – Distinction – Northern Art Psychotherapy Programme, Sheffield, UK.
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Nutrition and Health – Joint Honours (B.Sc. Hons.) – 1st Class – University of Leeds, UK.

PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Registered Art Psychotherapist – (BAAT) British Association of Art Therapists
  • Registered Art Psychotherapist – (HCPC) Health and Care Professions Council

RATES

Individual: £55

Dyadic / Family: £65

All art / creative materials are included in the price.

NEXT STEPS TO GET STARTED

​1. Call or email Erin to set up an initial session. Here you will be able to chat about what you would like help with and what you would like to get out of therapy.

2. If you are happy to continue, Erin will set up a second session at a time that is convenient for you. This will be either face to face or online, which ever you prefer.

3. During your second session, Erin will provide you with a therapeutic contract, and your therapeutic journey will begin. Erin offers a pre- therapy assessment and regular therapeutic reviews as part of the agreement.

For more information or to book an initial appointment please email erin@victoriatherapycentre.co.uk or call me directly on 07754 935314.

All artwork and photos on this site © Erin Flood and may not be used without permission.

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