Supporting Creative Professionals
to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Getting support from a therapist can help to navigate the emotional and physical effects of working in the Arts and provide strategies that can increase confidence, build resilience and help gain mental strength so that you can continue working in the industry you love.
Asking for help from a Counsellor or Psychotherapist can help...
Reduce performance and social anxiety
Release creative blocks
Improve work & life balance, and increase self-care
Process difficult traumatic content
Reduce stress due to the physical and mental strain of intensive work
Manage feelings of isolation and loneliness
Improve relationship dynamics
Find strategies to deal with the day to day stresses of working in the industry
I bring together ten years experience of working in the performing arts industry alongside my knowledge as a psychotherapist to provide a unique understanding and opportunity to help improve the mental health of artists and work with arts organisations to find better ways to support the creative professionals that work within them.
For Arts Organisations, Producers and Project Managers...
Having mental health provision within a project is a great way to show the people involved in creating and performing your work that they are looked after. It can increase wellbeing, allow for reflection and processing of difficult material, increase motivation, reduce stress and anxiety and help manage relationships. These benefits will help maintain the collaborative nature of your projects and ensure that creative professionals are given the opportunity to maintain their mental health while working on your projects and into the future.
With a background in the arts, I can offer a unique counselling perspective for creative professionals and organisations. I have an understanding of the pressures within an industry that requires intense and focused periods of work.
Examples of how arts organisations and project managers can help to ensure the wellbeing and mental health of the people working with them...
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support & Counselling - providing short & long term support during the devising, rehearsal & performance period. Like going for a massage to help tired bodies recover from what can be a grueling physical process; counselling can offer a place to manage the intense periods of stress and anxiety that can arise from working towards and during a piece of work.
Debriefing Counselling Sessions - During particularly difficult work, it may be required to focus on potentially traumatic and challenging material. I offer a place to talk through this process, reflect on the material and work towards keeping you grounded and safe.
I understand that each project is different and there may be other ways in which you would like support, so please contact me to discuss what you are looking for
It is important to note that counselling and psychotherapy are generally recognised as beneficial but sometimes this isn't always the case.
Choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a big decision and it is important to feel that the person you choose is right for you.