I am Becky Herbert, an Art Psychotherapist, qualifying in 2011 from Derby University. As an Art Psychotherapist, creativity is at the core of both my professional and personal identity; understanding that communication is about so much more than words.
I have a range of experience working with children and young people, who have complex histories, displaying explicit and some risk-taking behaviours. Prior to undertaking my training, I worked within both mainstream and special needs schools, after undertaking an arts-based degree. As part of my training I worked within CAMHS and post psychotherapy qualification undertook a year’s placement with The Place to be, before becoming involved with residential care services in Shropshire. Initially I worked as a residential carer in a therapeutic organisation specialised in caring for children who had been sexually abused. I then moved into the clinical team of the same organisation, as a Life Story Practitioner and then as Art Psychotherapist. Prior to joining Sea Change, I worked for a residential care service in Wolverhampton, for young people with mental health difficulties. Within all settings, I have worked alongside professionals, carers and families in support of the external framework to the young person’s therapy.
I balance a playful ability to actively work with young people, whilst professionally representing and working to meet their emotional and psychological needs. I am proud to have been an active part of successfully supporting many young people, to achieve positive change.