Art Therapy / Arts Psychotherapy
Lizzie Devlin is an Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who works on one to one basis and in group-work. She has ten years clinical experience working with both children and adults in specialist Counselling services in the community and in schools.
As an Art Psychotherapist Lizzie has provided support to musicians and vocalists and has extensive experience working in the arts, and in the arts in health sector for over 30 years. Separate to her work as an Art Psychotherapist Lizzie is an Arts Development Officer with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and works with a with a diverse range of arts organisations and artists across all art-form practices including circus and carnival, theatre companies, arts in health, intercultural arts and festivals and venues.
Lizzie is keen to provide therapeutic support for practitioners, musicians, performers, production and technical staff in the Creative Sector. She has clinical experience of supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, developmental, psychological trauma, PTSD and Bi-polar disorder.
Her background is in Fine Art (Leeds University) where her studio practice specialised in print-making and painting. In her youth Lizzie was a member of an Irish Dance Ballet company which instilled a life-long interest in all genres of dance.
Will Roberts is an integrative Arts Psychotherapist and musician working with individuals and groups, helping address problems including depression and anxiety (often related to precarious gig-economy work), social anxiety, performance anxiety, loss of confidence and personality disorders. He is also experienced working with recovering alcoholics, addicts and vulnerable patients.
‘My background as a professional musician working in many areas has helped me to develop a particular affinity for and understanding of the mental health issues that are common in the field. I am aware of the strain and pressure that working in the arts can have on individual’s mental health’.
Will has worked with Blue Rhythm creating short videos to promote mental health and wellbeing for musicians: bluerhythm.co.uk
Michael Cousin is an Art Psychotherapist whose focus is on working with those who have experienced multiple traumatic events or have diagnosed disorders, mainly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizoaffective Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
Prior to his training, Michael was a contemporary artist and curator with over 20 years of experience of national and international exhibitions. He has a BA (Hons) and Master’s Degree in Fine Art and a Master’s Degree in Art Psychotherapy (2016).
Michael is experienced in working with actors. “As a self-employed creative myself I understand the professional difficulties that presents, and also the emotional strain this can create which can in turn exacerbate underlying mental health conditions or traumatic experiences”.