Mark Nelson

Art Therapeutic Approach

My practice is based on having worked for over twenty-six years with many people, who have brought a diverse variety of experience and concerns to therapy. Training experience, continuing professional development (CPD), personal therapy and ongoing clinical supervision all contribute to my approach. I respond to each prospective client’s questions and concerns or difficulties specifically and agree an approach accordingly.

A psycho-dynamic understanding of psyche and relationships informs my approach. I employ also mentalization and mindfulness techniques and psycho-education where helpful and conducive to the desired change. I have a particular interest in dream and myth.

Each individual comes to art psychotherapy not only with their own concerns and questions but with differing motivation and a unique capacity for change and authenticity. Experience has taught me that a safe, confidential, robust and supportive therapeutic environment is crucial in facilitating the working alliance between therapist and client, which in turn enables the expression and exploration of the painful and difficult matters that are brought to my practice.

I am state registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) with whom I am a recognised Clinical Supervisor, Private Practitioner and Training Therapist with extensive experience of working with individuals and groups in the NHS and independently.

I have professional indemnity insurance and operate subject to UK law and have an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for my work with adults and children and have undertaken appropriate training in safeguarding.


I am available on Tuesdays (daytime and evenings) at The Sunflower Centre and may be able to arrange alternative appointments for people who are interested in meeting at different times.

Please call me on 07896 869319 or email me at  to arrange an initial appointment, when we will be able to answer any questions you have. Towards the end of the session, we will be able to discuss whether we think we can work effectively together and if so, then we can book further sessions. If you are at all uncertain we can talk through your thoughts and concerns.

Tuesday daytime & evenings

8am - 9pm

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