Access Art Therapy is an art psychotherapy practice led by Aisling Fegan. Therapy sessions are available online, for people living across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
What is art psychotherapy?
Art psychotherapy (also called art therapy) is a type of psychological therapy that uses creative processes to access, communicate and contain thoughts and feelings that are too difficult to express with words alone - sometimes there simply are no words.
Who is art psychotherapy for?
Art psychotherapy can be particularly helpful for people who are finding it difficult to express themselves with words. It is suitable for people who are experiencing the impact of trauma, injustice, eating disorder, stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, covid-19, memory difficulties, OCD, loss, and separation.
You don’t need any artistic ability to benefit from art psychotherapy and you do not have to make art. The content of your therapy, including any artwork created, is strictly confidential.
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Aisling Fegan (she / her)
I'm Ash; an Irish artist and art psychotherapist with a lived experience of wellness owed to a therapeutic community. I know when you have a lived experience, you will know far more than the dominant narrative. I also know, that tokenism is not inclusion.
The therapy that I offer is centred around your experiences, thoughts and feelings. It is a safe and non-judgement space where your political and social experiences matter. Trauma matters. This type of therapy is not a quick fix. We are working within a process, full of depth and meaning. Our work together is led by you. We will work at your pace.
Organisations I have worked with include: Latimer Community Art Therapy, Action for Refugees in Lewisham, Swiss Cottage School, SweetTree Homecare Services, the Bray Lakers (Ireland), Cranstoun’s Trelawn House, the Shaftsbury Clinic (NHS), Age UK, Kensington and Chelsea Memory Service (NHS), Schoen Clinic Chelsea, and Studio Upstairs. Experienced in operations leadership, I am also a former Senior Dementia Advisor for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
I hold a Masters Degree in art psychotherapy, qualifying from Goldsmiths University in 2015. I have a valid DBS, ICO registration, HCPC registration (AS15235), associate membership with the Institute of Group Analysis and the Group Analytic Society International, BAAT membership and the appropriate insurance for online and face-to-face therapy.
Initial conversation: no fee
Assessment (1.5 hours.): £85
Individual therapy (50 minutes): £60
Weekly group therapy: £20
I use a sliding scale for calculating fees. So, it is an option to pay an agreed price that you can afford.
Please ask me about this, if you would like to discuss the cost of therapy.