About Emma Cameron
Do you long to finally feel deep-down accepting of yourself and in touch with who you really are?
Do you struggle with an “inner critic” that keeps putting you down and telling you you’re no good?
Do you feel worried, overwhelmed, stressed and anxious a lot of the time?
Do you want to learn how to be your own best friend?
That’s what my work as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist is all about.
Helping you, a sensitive, thoughtful woman who’s become a bit lost along the way, to connect to your deepest creative self.
To develop self-compassion and accept yourself.
To feel calmer and more creative.
And to heal from painful experiences, make sense of your life, and feel whole again.
I’m Emma Cameron, MA, Dip.
I’m a UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, qualified online counsellor, art workshop leader and artist.
I help thoughtful, creative, sensitive, soul-centred women figure out how to feel less anxious, more grounded, and more creatively themselves.
My work is about helping you feel whole and real, be more fully yourself in relationships, and able to feel your feelings without a sense of being overwhelmed or controlled by them.
I also specialise in helping women overcome trauma, abuse and CEN (Childhood Emotional Neglect).Helping thoughtful, soul-centred women figure out how to feel less anxious, more grounded & creative Click To Tweet
My art work has always involved a fascination with people. As a child, I drew people, people and more people – and pretty much nothing else (apart from the occasional horse!)
It was my way of trying to understand people, trying to figure out what makes them tick, and what makes me tick.
I was searching, trying to get my head round the fascinating links (and differences) between what people are like on the outside, and who they are inside.
Being creative was also my way of trying to figure out who I was, and expressing things that couldn’t be put into words.
I love trying to understand what makes me me, and you you. And figuring out how to use the connection between us to facilitate growth and change. I love exploring humanity through my paintings and drawings – and nowadays, through my work with my clients as well.
My BA (Hons) degree and postgraduate studies were in Fine Art (in London, at Central St Martin’s College of Art, and Camberwell School of Art).
I’ve been a professional artist for over 25 years since then, and have had a lot of exhibitions, both solo and mixed.
My first experience of psychotherapy was in my twenties, and it was incredibly helpful.
Therapy provided a solid, meaningful, inspiring experience that allowed me to build and discover new ways of being me, both as an artist and as a person.
Teaching in an Art College and at a University, I found that I loved running workshops that helped people feel more empowered to believe in their creative potential.
I also realised how much I enjoyed those one-to-one tutorial sessions in which I could really connect with a student and help them explore their creative process.
And occasionally I found myself thinking, ‘hang on – isn’t this a little bit like psychotherapy?’
Training as a Therapist
Eventually I decided I really wanted to learn more about the theory and practice of psychotherapy, so I embarked on a four-year Master’s-level training at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE).
Training as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist involved a great deal of theoretical and practical study, clinical work, and deep personal inner work. This was such a challenging, rigorous roller-coaster of a journey, and I knew I was connecting with ideas and themes that really mattered to me.
I was proud to gain my Clinical Diploma and Master’s Degree with Distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
Subsequently I was accepted as an Art Psychotherapist onto the register of the UK’s Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am also a UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist.
And I’ve recently completed a Diploma (with Distinction) in Online Therapy.
What I Do Now
Now, as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, I have the honour of working with sensitive, creative women who are striving to feel less overwhelmed, more whole, and more centred.
I try to meet you with as few preconceptions as possible, conscious of your uniqueness and humanity (and my own), and I learn from my clients every day.
I also continue to practise as an artist. My paintings are exhibited in art galleries, and I teach life drawing at the University of Essex, and elsewhere. This year (2017) I’m honoured to have a painting in ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, an exhibition being displayed in several prestigious public art galleries in China (my work is hanging alongside paintings by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, which feels very exciting!)
Get in Touch
If you’d like to book your free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your situation and what you are looking for, email me today. I look forward to connecting with you.