About Us 

Karen Sawyer is a

  • full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
  • fully registered with the HCPC
  • a BAAT Approved Private Practitioner
  • 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 continued my professional development with further Post Graduate trainings. My interest in understanding the origins of human behaviours led me to the Infant Observation training 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 for working with children and adolescents.
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 have experience of working within specialist schools as well as mainstream, adolescent inpatient units, adult mental health units, and with Social Services Looked after Children. I also offer consultations regarding mental health to professional teams and individuals.

I am a Lecturer on the MA Art Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire and enjoying offering supervision to trainees and professionals who are establishing their practice.

Contact Me here…

Please do get in touch by phone /email /or text if you would like to make an appointment.
I offer an initial 20 minute telephone consultation without obligation. If we agree to continue, then we 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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