Working creatively with mental health

Art Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Tess Brooks

My name is Tess and I provide counselling, psychotherapy and art therapy for adults, children and young people who have a range of emotional and behavioural needs.

I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor in 2007, continuing my studies I then specialised as an Art Psychotherapist. I have provided individual and group art therapy in primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, youth-supported housing, the NHS, adult mental health charities and private practice. I have also taught counselling skills and psychological theory at University level.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), as well as a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I work within these organisations’ professional codes of ethics. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.

Services I offer

Art therapy encourages individuals to better understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. By creating images and objects, individuals can begin to see the thoughts and feelings that they have inside, and then, supported by the art therapist, better understand themselves and find creative solutions to the challenges they face.


Children and Young people

Art Psychotherapy for children and young people 3 to 18 years



Art Therapy for adults


Art Therapy for Dementia

Art Therapy for individuals experiencing dementia.

Work With Me

As a therapist, I offer the people I work with a non-judgemental space that can help to creatively explore and talk about life events past or present. Building a meaningful relationship with those I work with can help to facilitate new perspectives that will bring about a sense of acceptance, or even re-evaluate, situations or feelings.

At the heart of my work, I value individuals and I work in a person-centered way. This means I will adapt my skills and the way I work to each individual, and listen to each person to understand what is needed from art therapy sessions.

I am passionate about being individually creative and believe that learning or developing a creative skill, or creative identity, can improve mental health as well as inner well-being. I personally enjoy creative activities and use a range of mediums.

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