About Us 

Karen Sawyer is a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and is fully registered with the HCPC. Karen is also a BAAT Approved Private Practitioner and the Founder and Principal Art Therapist at KSAT.

Karen’s Qualifications…
I trained as an Art Psychotherapist at Hertfordshire University having previously completed a BA Honours in Media and Design. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Training in Art Psychotherapy. I also undertook training in Infant Observation at the Tavistock, London. I am committed to continuing to maintain my professional development through attendance at relevant conferences and training events. I also attend clinical supervision and maintain professional links with other professions.

 

Registrations…

I have professional registration with the  Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I am also registered as a BAAT approved Private Practitioner.
I have enhanced DBS clearance.
I have civil liability insurance for all private clinical work.
I abide by the code of conduct and the principles of practice as set out by BAAT and HCPC.

Experience…

I have extensive experience of working with children, families, parents and adults over more than 20 years. I have specialised in the clinical area of the mental health of children and young people. The training I have undertaken has focused on personality development, emotional development, attachment and the impact of trauma on development.

I am currently in private practice, having been previously employed for 12 years by a local NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental health Service) team. I also work within a specialist secondary school with students with Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs. Prior to this, I had worked within primary schools, adolescent inpatient units, adult mental health units, and Social Services Looked after Children.

I supervise MA Art Therapy trainees on clinical placement, and have lectured to first year MA Art Therapy students at the University of Hertfordshire. I provide training regarding mental health of children and adolescents to teaching staff. I have provided workshops for employees regarding emotional wellbeing and stress reduction. I facilitated an experiential Art Therapy group at the Goldsmith University International Art Therapy Conference in 2013.

Contact Me here…

Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the work I offer or if you would like to make an appointment.
I offer an initial telephone consultation without obligation. If we agree, then we can arrange an appointment for a more detailed discussion at a convenient time.

By Car…

The A41 from Aylesbury (20 minutes drive)
The A41 from Watford (35 minutes drive)
The B488 Icknield Way from Dunstable (30 minutes drive)

By Bus…

Arriva runs a bus service from Aylesbury to Luton which stops at bus stops in Tring.

By Train…

The closest station is Tring on the Euston Line, the station is a 10 minute bus ride.

Karen Sawyer
BAAT and HCPC Registered Art Therapist. BAAT Approved Private Practitioner.
Tel: 07745 197 077

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