Ella is a fully trained Art Psychotherapist.
Her qualifications include:
MA (Hons) in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design
PgD in Principles of Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design
BA (Hons) in Design from NCAD
Diplomas in Teletherapy and Play Therapy for adults and children
Ella is a fully accredited member of IACAT - The Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists
Ella has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
Her experience includes children going through foster care, struggling with separation in the family, autism, trauma, grief, and diverse mental and physical disabilities.
Ella has also worked with adults within the psychiatric services, in areas including bipolar disorder, addiction and psychosis.
Ella is interested in working with children as well as adults. She has seen that art therapy is a powerful and non-invasive way of helping a person work through difficulties they are experiencing. Very often people can find it challenging to verbalise their issues. Help and support in the form of Art Therapy as such presents a very effective solution.
By creating a safe and secure environment for her clients, Ella uses the creative process as a way of helping and guiding her clients through any issues they may have.
It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self