07931 167353 delspencer48@gmail.com

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)

Additional qualifications

 

  • Accelerated Trauma Treatment levels 1 & 2
  • Approved Adoption Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Link Barnardo’s)

 

Current Membership

 

  • 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.