My name is Delphine Spencer and I am an Arts Psychotherapist working in Brixton South West London. My strengths lie in my ability to offer those I am working with a new relation (relationship) experience for the first time. I create an environment of trust, warmth, and acceptance. I offer containment within a safe place to work with the whole self in a non-judgemental, non- directive, integrative way which is sensitive to the needs of those who I work with. Working in an integrative way means that I draw on different theories and the use of the arts to support my practice. I have over thirty years experience of working within Social Work, this has given me the knowledge of working with individuals with complex needs. As a woman of African Caribbean descent and working class I have an understanding of oppression and the impact that this can have on your well being.
Training & Qualification
- MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE/London Metropolitan University)
- Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic Applications of the Arts (IATE)
- MA Criminology (Metropolitan University)
- Diploma in Black Therapy (Black Therapy Association)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmith’s University)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (Polytechnic of North London)
- Accelerated Trauma Treatment levels 1 & 2
- Approved Adoption Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Link Barnardo’s)
- Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Art Psychotherapist
- British Association of Art Therapist (BAAT)
- Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Black African, Asian and Caribbean Therapy Network (BAATN)
I abide by their code of ethics and standards. I am DBS checked. I have regular supervision and reap the benefits of ongoing professional development through attending training events, workshops/conferences and the arts. I attend clinical supervision regularly and continuous professional development events and activities to ensure high standards of practice.