Sharon has been a qualified, state registered Art Psychotherapist since 2001. She is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has an excellent knowledge of children’s emotional development and attachment formation, having completed a two-year infant observation course affiliated with the Tavistock Clinic in London and within Herefordshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).
She has worked within many challenging environments including charities dealing with brain injuries and palliative care, and adult mental health and women’s forensic services within the NHS.
Her experiences with young people have been based within educational settings and in specialist and residential units dealing with emotional and behavioural difficulties including eating disorders.
Sharon’s extensive experience of working therapeutically with both adults, children and young people and her skills and expertise have brought a valuable addition to our service.
Her deep commitment to the welfare and well-being of children and young people is carried on through her previous safeguarding roles as a governor of a primary school and her involvement on the executive committee of the Scouts Association.