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Jane Moore and Sarah Williams moved into Container 2 at ‘The Bone Yard’ in the Autumn of 2015. The Bone Yard is a shipping container village, home to a community of creatives and small businesses  working from repurposed shipping containers. The Bone Yard once served as a scaffolding yard, but the current owners have inspirationally taken back the land and transformed it into a community, bursting with creative energy, passion and soul.

 

20170708_184651Hello, I am Sarah and I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. I am qualified to Masters level, and trained at Queen Margaret’s University in Edinburgh from 2005-2008. I returned to Cardiff in 2009 to work as a School Project Manager with the charity  Place2Be, providing an emotional and therapeutic service in a primary school. This is where I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Jane Moore. I then went onto to work therapeutically in schools throughout Newport, and to set up my private practice in Cardiff.

My work as a freelance Art Psychotherapist has involved me working with children and young people in schools, with organisations such as Young Carers, Flying Start, MIND and LATCH, as well as private referrals. Over the 8 years I have been practising, I have gained experience of working with adults, young people and children who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, eating disorders, relationship problems, addiction, phobias and stress.

I am also a founding member of Creative Therapies Collective (CTC), which is a  is voluntary community group whose aim is to facilitate the promotion and practice of the Arts Therapies in South Wales. By securing funding from local and national funding organisations and agencies, CTC’s aim is to develop arts therapies projects across South Wales.

My approach is mainly psychodynamic, however my practice is also informed by other theories such as attachment, narrative, mindfulness and CBT.

As an Art Psychotherapist I help to create a space where personal and often difficult feelings can be explored safely.  These feelings can be explored both verbally and by communication through the art materials. Any creative work you do will be treated with respect and stored in privacy.

My interests include drawing, painting, textiles, photography, listening to music, yoga, cooking and travel.

 

Jane

Hello, my name is Jane and I am a graduate of the University of Glamorgan, The Family Institute, holding a  BSc Honours Degree in Counselling.  I began my counselling journey in 2002.  As part of this journey, I worked with Sarah Williams, with whom I share the wonderful space at The Bone Yard. Where I was  a Volunteer Counsellor for the Charity Place2be. Where we both worked in a Primary School, offering 1 -1 counselling for children and group work counselling.

I am a warm, caring, compassionate and understanding person  and counsellor.  I believe I bring this to my ‘being with people’. My core approach is Person Centred, but integrating where it fits the person and their journey, with other models, such as CBT or Psychodynamic thinking.  I always strive to work professionally, mindfully and sensitively with each and every person I meet.

I am also engaged with the principles of Mindfulness, such as, the managing/living with physical pain or illness.   I am also exploring how meditation and nature can prove helpful to health, wellbeing, healing and finding balance again. If a client wishes, we can bring this to our work together. Reflecting on the connections to mind and body awareness and wellness, I am studying a Foundation Course in Ashtanga Yoga, which is proving a wonderful experience and journey, and one which I hope to incorporate ‘ ideas’  into my work with clients and into my own life.

I am a registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling Practice ( BACP ).  I am also a member of BASW, the Care Council for Wales and other professional organisations. I have a full enhanced DBS. I have particular experience with anxiety and loss.

My passions are my family, people, travel, Mindfulness, Animals and Nature, Yoga and amateur gardening. 
Further details and fees can be found on my Counselling Directory page.
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