Complementary therapy clinic in Oxford

Helen Edwards

Psychotherapy, Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Parent Infant Psychotherapy

What can Psychotherapy Offer?

Emotions, relationships and the impact of what has happened in the past may seem confusing and overwhelming at times. Psychotherapy can offer a place to explore emotions and experiences, and gain a greater awareness and understanding of oneself and relationships with others.

Psychotherapy offers a safe place to learn about our experience of ourselves. In our growth towards wholeness we may find meaning and understanding in our existence.

“Knowledge of one’s own deep nature is also simultaneously knowledge of human nature in general” Maslow, 1971

Why use the Arts?

Using various art forms such as painting, poetry, puppetry, music, clay and movement, may provide further dimensions to the possibilities of psychotherapy. An image may communicate many different meanings, perceptions and feelings at once. Creativity may be a powerful means of understanding and giving meaning to our experience. Thus we may deepen awareness and choice in our lives.

“It seems likely that when we create something ourselves … we are attempting to reorganise our own inner experience” Storr, 1972.

No experience of using the Arts is necessary.

About Helen

Helen works with individuals in an integrative way, drawing on a range of theories, such as Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Jungian Psychology and Object Relations Theory. She works on the relationship with art image and metaphor. Helen has experience of working with individuals experiencing conflicts, addiction, confusion and loss and yearning.

Helen has 15 years experience of offering Integrative Psychotherapy using the Arts, having gained the diploma and MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). She is UKCP registered and has associate membership of UKAHPP. She has also completed the training in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the School of Infant Mental Health in London.

In her work offering Parent and Infant Psychotherapy Helen can work with any issues individuals or couples may be having with fertility, IVF, pregnancy, post natal issues, miscarriage, premature birth and relationships with their infants and young children.

Helen offers Creative Arts Groups and has worked in mental health settings, care homes, hospitals, children centres and other community settings, using movement, clay, visual arts, photography and sound. She is committed to supporting mindful, embodied and connected living.

Session & Fees

Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes and cost £40 (concessions negotiable).

Please contact the clinic to make an appointment

Tel: 01865 751111