Lauren Degge

Lauren Degge

Art Psychotherapist

Price per session: £100

I am an Art Psychotherapist offering art therapy for children and adolescents. Adults can also benefit from art therapy through creativity and playfulness to express themselves in an alternative way. I have also experienced the therapeutic benefits of art when working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I have 2 years of experience working with the elderly with dementia and 5 years working with children and adults of various ages and have experience with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low mood
  • Body image difficulties
  • Suicidal ideation/self-harm
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Trauma
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Adopted/Fostered/ SGO/ LAC
  • Foster carers
  • Dementia

What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the therapeutic use of art making and creativity for the expression of difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it is easier to put these down in images rather than sharing verbally. This can feel less confrontational and direct which is particularly helpful for children, those who struggle to talk about their feelings and those with communication difficulties.

Art therapy is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. You do not need to be ‘good’ at art to take part in art therapy, just willing to experiment with art materials and your creativity. It is about expressing yourself – not making ‘masterpieces’ of art. I offer a wide range of creative materials to explore such as paints, pencils, pens, clay, collage, crafts, sewing, and mixed media. Your artwork is kept confidential and safe with me until the end of therapy. You may then decide to take this home or destroy it, the choice is yours.

My approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, which is based on the view that our past experiences influence our present behaviours, attitudes and reactions. It focuses on the unconscious and aims to support clients to gain insight and awareness to understand why they behave a certain way. This can help people to understand themselves to aid recovery and support improved self-esteem, confidence and self-worth. I am outcome focussed and aim to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals through art therapy directives and focussed sessions.

I am a member of the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and registered by the HCPC. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, professional liabilities insurance, and attend frequent clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor with over 20 years of experience.

I offer face to face sessions in Barnsley and remote online art therapy via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

Price per session: £100

Lauren Degge

Art Psychotherapist

I am an Art Psychotherapist offering art therapy for children and adolescents. Adults can also benefit from art therapy through creativity and playfulness to express themselves in an alternative way. I have also experienced the therapeutic benefits of art when working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I have 2 years of experience working with the elderly with dementia and 5 years working with children and adults of various ages and have experience with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low mood
  • Body image difficulties
  • Suicidal ideation/self-harm
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Trauma
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Adopted/Fostered/ SGO/ LAC
  • Foster carers
  • Dementia

What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the therapeutic use of art making and creativity for the expression of difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it is easier to put these down in images rather than sharing verbally. This can feel less confrontational and direct which is particularly helpful for children, those who struggle to talk about their feelings and those with communication difficulties.

Art therapy is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. You do not need to be ‘good’ at art to take part in art therapy, just willing to experiment with art materials and your creativity. It is about expressing yourself – not making ‘masterpieces’ of art. I offer a wide range of creative materials to explore such as paints, pencils, pens, clay, collage, crafts, sewing, and mixed media. Your artwork is kept confidential and safe with me until the end of therapy. You may then decide to take this home or destroy it, the choice is yours.

My approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, which is based on the view that our past experiences influence our present behaviours, attitudes and reactions. It focuses on the unconscious and aims to support clients to gain insight and awareness to understand why they behave a certain way. This can help people to understand themselves to aid recovery and support improved self-esteem, confidence and self-worth. I am outcome focussed and aim to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals through art therapy directives and focussed sessions.

I am a member of the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and registered by the HCPC. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, professional liabilities insurance, and attend frequent clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor with over 20 years of experience.

I offer face to face sessions in Barnsley and remote online art therapy via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Expressive Therapies
2020: The University of Derby
Master of Arts - Art Therapy
2023: The University of Chester
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