The Old Post Office Art & Therapy Centre

Professional Therapy Services for anxiety, stress, Improving healthy mind-body, loss, grief, low self-esteem, depression, emotional problems, relationship issues, developing coordination, body harmony, keeping moving and personal development. For children and adults of all abilities.

Counselling

We can offer you the time and place to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, confidential and empathic space. Karen is our Counsellor offering individual short-term counselling sessions for specific problematic issues such as work or relationship problems, anxiety and stress. Also long-term counselling for working at a deeper level, helping you make sense of feelings and ways of relating to yourself and others.

Clinical Supervision

Karen Woodley offers Supervision for therapists, social and health care workers, including Holistic wellbeing professionals and students.
Absolutely essential to sustaining best practice, clinical supervision provides practitioners with ongoing opportunities to establish, root and stimulate reflective and informed practice.

Music Therapy

Everyone has the ability to respond to music, and music therapy uses this connection to facilitate positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication through the engagement in live musical interaction between client and therapist. It can help develop and facilitate communication skills, improve self-confidence and independence, enhance self-awareness and awareness of others, improve concentration and attention skills. Our resident Music therapist Hiroko Uenishi offers individual and group work as well as bespoke workshops.

Art Therapy

Art therapy uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Therapeutic Art here is overseen by Shanti Ray who offers group tutoring in specific subjects such as painting, felting and handicrafts , bespoke workshops and art in the community for all levels and abilities.

Movement Psychotherapy

Dance Movement Psychotherapy is a form of therapy that bridges body and mind and uses both words and movement to enable more authentic communication with oneself and with others. Bringing the soul and the spirit back to life are fundamental aims of this form of therapy too where the emphasis is on re-finding the roots of yourself and your spirit inside your own body. Karen offers this for one to one work and groups.