Vanessa Birley

Vanessa Birley

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07725 652862

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Therapist - London

London SW19
07725 652862
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Art psychotherapy may help to help deal with complex and confusing emotional experiences. There may be things felt to be unable to put into words and easier to express through imagery. There are a variety of reasons for this, but art-making can become a powerful mode of communication.

One of the goals of art psychotherapy is to encourage the creative process to help explore self-expression and from this, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop coping skills. No special artistic skill, talent or ability is required, or in fact any previous experience with art. Art psychotherapy can be beneficial for children, adolescents and adults.

Practice description

I implement effective art psychotherapy methods to enable clients to seek their own self-understanding and encourage clients them to think about experiences of their inner and outer worlds. I provide a compassionate, open and searching space to find meaning. Sessions may involve art making as well as talking.

Call me to set up a free initial phone call to discuss your requirements. 

“One shoe can change your life...” - Brothers Grimm, 'Cinderella'.

My first session

The first step is a free phone call and arrange a time for an assessment. This usually lasts up to 90 minutes and the cost is £120. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Art therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken