Home




Talking Therapy,

Art Therapy

 face to face, online or on the telephone

walking and talking therapy or

eco-psychotherapy 




GABRIELLE EREIRA-GUYER

M.A. Art Psych. Dip. B.Ed.

HCPC registered Integrative Art Psychotherapist

UKCP Clinical Psychotherapist

St Andrews Castle,

The Active Business Centre,  

33 St Andrews St South, 

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 3PH  

          


gabrielle@theburypractice.co.uk

07791 440 000



I am a UKCP accredited Clinical Psychotherapist and HCPC registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art and psychotherapy.


I offer Psychotherapy which can incorporate the arts, this can be beneficial in a wide range of cases, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues,  family issues, self esteem, coping with change and loss, mid-life challenges, addiction, trauma, grief, dissatisfaction, panic attacks, eating disorders, or other types of physical, mental or emotional challenges


WALKING AND TALKING THERAPY OR ECO PSYCHOTHERAPY

Drawing on research from environmental psychology there is a growing body of research pointing to the beneficial effects of nature on human perception, emotions, behaviour and cognition.

 

Walking therapy is for anyone who is interested in doing psychotherapy outdoors, working 1-1 at your own pace; sharing and exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and connecting with the natural environment can help imagine new ideas and potential solutions.

As human beings, we have a deep connection with nature that is inherent in each and every one of us. Being in nature can provide an anchoring and grounding space. Covid has provided the opportunity to take psychotherapy outdoors into a natural setting.  

Spending time in nature can be therapeutic, it can provide a healing space to explore any issues you are having. When combined with walking, the release of dopamine, endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin, and adrenaline inside the body can support our work together relaxing the body and supporting you to process your feelings.

Throughout the session, we keep a safe and confidential environment for our work to evolve. Working together, building a reciprocal connection with nature, creatively working with the landscape, eco psychotherapy is a place to review and understand your experiences and support self-discovery and understanding.


.



CONFIDENTIALITY AND SUPPORT

I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space for you to reflect on your life and support your journey to meaning. Supporting your freedom to change and imagine, I provide you with an opportunity to know and understand yourself better and become who you want to be.


CREATIVITY

Combining a range of psychotherapeutic theories with empathy and an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, I will listen, accept, explore and work creatively with you, your feelings and thoughts.


INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Working with words, metaphor, image and symbol, connecting mind and body, the work is moulded to meet the needs of the individual client. There is no compulsion to use the arts if you prefer talking therapy only.


IMPROVED AWARENESS AND CONFIDENCE

Psychotherapy and Art improve wellbeing, awareness, self-confidence and coping skills; it increases cognitive function and can reduce anxiety and depression. 


CONSCIOUS LIVING

Using the arts activates the imagination; it helps you to access your unconscious mind. The art can show you new possibilities and support your growth and healing, providing you with a chance to make conscious choices in your life. You do not need artistic ability or experience and sometimes entire sessions can use words alone.


EXPRESSION

Talking can support you to express yourself, sometimes, when words are not enough, the arts can help express many meanings at once. From a neurological perspective, working beyond words, with the creative process activates far more of our mental capacity.



THE ARTS

Arts media available to use include: Paints, pastels, charcoal, pencils, clay and sculpture, sandtray, collage, postcards, poetry, drama, puppets, working with dreams, bodywork/movement and music.




— Art Psychotherapist is a professional title protected by law to ensure high standards of proficiency. HCPC registration -http://www.hcpcuk.org/assets/documents/100004fbstandards_of_proficiency_arts_therapists.pdf

GABRIELLE

EREIRA-GUYER


Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

Affiliated institutions

Contact

Gabrielle Ereira-Guyer also works as part of the community Interest company The Golden Yew Project.

 

         www.thegoldenyewproject.org

       

gabrielle@theburypractice.co.uk


07791440000