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Brigitte Boldy provides a safe and confidential space for clients to explore difficult and challenging issues, whilst holding onto a strong belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. She works collaboratively with her clients, believing that by creating and facilitating the right environment, they can find their own answers to their issues that they bring to sessions. She works integratively, combining Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Attachment Theories to help clients to gain a better understanding of how their past experiences have affected their lives. Brigitte is training to become an art psychotherapist and uses the arts to help clients to express and work through their feelings especially when words fail them, believing that through the process of art making, they can find a deeper insight and meaning to their emotions.
Brigitte has a background in the arts and casework and has been representing and working closely with asylum seekers and the homeless for over 30 years. Alongside her work, as a creative and a photographer,Brigitte has worked closely with different homeless and women’s charities, running art and well-being workshops. This allowed her to witness how a safe environment can facilitate change with people who often live at the margins of society. Brigitte has a particular interest in working with people who have experienced displacement, trauma and abuse.
Brigitte is a trainee member of UKCP and works with The Awareness Centre seeing NHS patients for short term counselling in a GP surgery in Lambeth. Brigitte is working towards a MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.