Louise Sunderland

Integrative Arts Psychotherapist
(HCPC reg.)



I am a psychotherapist who facilitates working with art materials alongside talking. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to explore whatever questions, experiences, feelings or symptoms bring you to contemplate therapy. My hope is that through the therapeutic relationship you discover ways to feel better, more resilient, and to lead a more fulfilling life.

The use of the arts alongside the core of speech-based psychotherapy, can offer another resource to help you more fully articulate and process feelings and experiences. This is particularly helpful at times when words are hard to find, or are simply not enough. There is no need for you to have any previous arts experience or artistic skills to benefit from arts psychotherapy. The use of creativity can benefit anyone.

As an Integrative Art Psychotherapist I work with a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, which allows me to think about each person that I work with holistically. Broadly speaking, I adopt humanistic (relational, person- centred) and psychodynamic and attachment focused theories (how the past impacts the present).

I currently work in the NHS and in private practice. Some of the areas I have worked with include, but are not limited to: anxiety; depression; relationship issues; family issues; stress; assertiveness; grief/loss/bereavement; self- esteem/ self worth; identity; work related issues; self harm; general malaise/ sense of stuckness.

If you are interested in knowing more, then send me an email, and we can think about where to start from here.


I have a Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, and a Counselling Skills Certification from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) and the University of East London.

I am accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow their standards of ethics and confidentiality. I have regular supervision with a United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered supervisor.


Initial consultation: £60 for 60 minutes

Ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes