About the Art Therapist

Naoko Takematsu  MA, MFA

Hello, my name is Naoko.  I am a registered Art Therapist / Art Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Profession’s Council (HCPC) and I am a Recognised Private Practitioner / Supervisor with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

I specialise in trauma work.  I completed my Art Psychotherapy master’s degree in 2008 working in Forensic Mental Health.  Since then I have been providing Art Therapy to children and young people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse for over 10 years.  My approach is based on psychodynamic principles, with adaptation of other relevant theories and techniques to meet individual’s needs.

I believe that everyone is different, therefore exploring each person’s world together and learning how they think is key to the effective treatment.  So, getting to know you (or your child) will be the first part of my work with you.

Just in case you are wondering, I am originally from Japan.  My home has been in the UK for more than two decades, and my Art Therapy follows the strict guidelines of HCPC and the code of ethics of BAAT.

I am fully insured and DBS checked at the enhanced level, to ensure safe practice with you, or your child.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For those who wish to receive Art Therapy clinical supervision, please click here.

If you are thinking about training to become an Art Therapist, please find information from BAAT: https://www.baat.org/Careers-Training

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