Transpersonal Arts Counsellor
Anna trained at the Tobias School of Art and Therapy, having originally obtained a degree in Illustration, which led to an interest in using creativity as a way to illustrate stories and ideas. Anna has worked extensively in Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form schools in London and Hastings, helping to facilitate creative interventions in education particularly in relation to challenging behavioural needs where one to one counselling isn‘t always available. Anna volunteered for 3 years as a crisis counsellor and arts in mental health practitioner and also runs seasonal workshops and women’s groups based on different themes and works of literature. Anna’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work, with an emphasis on the intuitive voice and the power of being seen and heard.
Creativity and Play as Medicine
BY ANNA ATKINSON
Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it.