Offering clients a creative alternative when talking is just not enough.
Group Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy
MA Integrative Art Psychotherapy
About to begin specialist Mentalisation based treatment training through NHS
Currently working both within an NHS adult secondary care psychological therapies service and in private practice. Jules champions the use of creative therapies and is a member of the M.A.D. network of practitioners in Kent highlighting the importance and validity of alternative modalities of treatment through research. Jules is piloting two group structures, one in psychodrama psychotherapy and an art psychotherapy for psychosis group. Jules has spent a number of years as a volunteer working in palliative care and community projects. She is a member of British Association of Art Therapists.
Weekday evenings, weekends mainly mornings
Julie Ward's approach
Jules is an HCPC registered Integrative Art Psychotherapist, currently working both within an NHS adult secondary care psychological therapies service and in private practice. She champions the use of creative therapies and is a member of the MAD network of practitioners in Kent.
Jules is experienced in working with complex mental health difficulties, including personality disorders, psychosis, PTSD and trauma related issues, ASD and ADHD, depression and anxiety disorders. Jules comes from a corporate creative background and often works with blue chip companies providing experiential workshops and talks on executive stress management and productivity with an holistic bent. She has experience working with co-morbid, body dismorphic disorder, bipolar disorder, hoarding and behavioural issues, gender, sexual and relational issues including survivors of domestic abuse.
“Creativity is like a direct line to the unconscious, it facilitates a means to communicate deep issues in a contained and manageable way. Most are surprised at how quickly this can happen. You don’t have to be good at art, a poet or a creative genius to benefit from this treatment modality, to be human is to be creative and sometimes talking is just not enough.” Art psychotherapy offers an effective alternative to traditional treatments for all manner of mental health difficulties, and Jules is an approachable and trusted facilitator.
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