Psychotherapy & Counselling
I work in three London locations: Kings Cross, Highgate and Tufnell Park.
Please see maps and further details about each different location below.
Arts Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling:
My standard fee is £75 per session. However, I do offer concessions. My rates range from £45-£75 dependent on your economic circumstances, location and time of day.
I offer a free initial consultation, during which goals for therapy and fees can be discussed and agreed upon. This is also an opportunity for you to meet me, ask any questions and decide how you feel about working together. There is no obligation to continue ongoing therapy after this initial meeting, unless otherwise agreed.
I offer 1-to-1 therapeutic art sessions. This is not psychotherapy or counselling, neither is it art therapy. These sessions are designed to support individuals to explore themes and express themselves using the arts, working on specific goals or areas of interest. This is not appropriate for individuals in extreme difficulty or with histories of trauma, since there is not the same level of consistency and therapeutic support that therapy offers.
Therapeutic Arts sessions are directive and goal oriented, more similar to coaching but using the arts. Typically we would meet to agree on an area of your life you would like to explore, for example your career path, reconnecting with nature or transitioning to motherhood. I would then design specific arts-based activities that you use to explore your topic of interest. This work is usually time limited, typically 6-12 sessions per topic or goal.
My fee for therapeutic arts sessions is £45 for a 40 minute session.
Art for Autism and Special Educational Needs:
I recommend arts therapy for children struggling emotionally or with behavioural issues related to diagnosis. However, I do offer tailored 30-40 minute sessions with children to explore specific needs or areas of concern. This is not therapy, sessions are directive and goal oriented. For example, if a child has a low tolerance for frustration we might book blocks of 12 sessions, each offering a balance of enjoyment and frustration, to support the child to increase their frustration tolerance. Alternatively, a child might struggle with recognising emotions in others or themselves and we might design sessions that use play and the arts specifically to teach emotion labelling and recognition. Children with dyslexia might struggle with the alphabet and we might design sessions involving creating letters and exploring the alphabet using the arts, play and movement.
These are just examples of this genre of work but sessions are tailored to the individual and all manner of challenges or difficulties can be focussed on. Sessions can also be planned for adults with learning disability.
If you think this approach might benefit you or your child, please arrange a meeting to discuss the behaviours or difficulties you would like to explore. We would have one meeting in which you describe the difficulty and what you would like to achieve and then a follow-up session to discuss my proposed approach and an outline for sessions before the work begins. All meetings and sessions are charged at £50
I offer both one-to-one and group workshops. Please see the 'Workshops' tab to see details and rates for upcoming workshops.
The London Art Therapy Centre, Kings Cross
The London Art Therapy centre is just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross tube and train station. It is fully equipped for the arts and an ideal setting for sessions with adults, children and couples. Please book through me if you would like to see me at this location.
You can find my profile on the London Art Therapy Website here: http://arttherapycentre.com/therapists/auriel-eagelton/
The Art & Eco-Therapy Cabin, Queens Wood, Highgate
The cabin is just five minutes walk from Highgate Station and a minutes walk from Highgate Woods bus stop (numbers 134 and 43), within easy access of Muswell Hill. It is an ideal location for work with adults, children, couples and groups.
This is where I practice nature-based therapy and Environmental Arts Therapy. I work from a beautiful wood cabin just behind Queens Wood Cafe, set in the woods. The cabin is fully equipped for the arts, including paints, clay, puppets, sandplay, toys and games for children and plenty of space for body and movement-based therapeutic work. Sessions can be held both indoors and outdoors.
Tufnell Park Practice
Located two minutes walk from Tufnell Park tube station, on the Northern Line. An ideal location for work with adults, children, families and couples.
This practice is fully equipped for the arts, including paints, pastels, clay, puppets, sandplay, toys and games for children. There is a resident cat at this practice who sometimes enters sessions and likes to interact with clients. Many clients enjoy these interactions however, please consider one of the other options if you are allergic to cats.