About

Sarah Williams and Jane Moore offer Art Psychotherapy and Counselling at Therapy at The Derw. They are both highly skilled clinicians with a breath of mental health experience.  Sarah and Jane have worked together since 2009. 

Therapy at The Derw (previously known at Therapy at The Bone Yard), was established in 2019 after Sarah and Jane relocated from The Bone Yard to Market House c/o Chapter Arts Centre, in the Canton area of Cardiff. They have created a truly unique and beautiful therapeutic space, suitable for all ages. Face-to-face or online sessions are available, for individual or group therapy. 

Please get in contact to find out more.  

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Why Derw? 

The name Derw, meaning Oak in Welsh was born due to the mighty Oaks many symbolic meanings and metaphors many of which reflect and sit comfortably with the therapeutic relationship and process. It is a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge.  Throughout history, the Oak has been represented in different mythologies and sometimes linked to powerful gods (in Greek mythology it was a symbol of Zeus, the God of Thunder).

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Oak is often associated with honor, nobility, and wisdom as well thanks to its size and longetivity.  Oaks are known to easily surpass 300 years of age making it a powerful life-affirming symbol.  The Oak’s roots mirror its branches and stretch as far below ground as the branches do above. Reflecting our unconscious and our roots, the narratives that make us who we are. 

“The Oak is a reminder, that great things come from

small beginnings”.