Kim Doherty is an art therapist and advocate of the arts. With a background in Visual art BA Design Visual Communication, art teaching and youth arts. Kim’s practice is grounded within the arts. She works in a range of contexts including private practice with children and adults.
Kim has worked in a number of mental health settings, including acute psychiatric care and community mental health. Kim is comfortable working both one-to-one and in groups and will tailor each session to the client’s needs. Clients can also choose to conduct their session in person or over Zoom.
- Kim supports the client to reach for their creative strength and believes in unconditional positive regard.
- Kim uses the arts as a powerful tool in the healing journey and as a means to access your unlimited self.
- Kim’s practice is informed by her significant experience in the person-centred approach, alongside project management, youth arts, therapeutic art and arts in the field of health.
“I have noticed my daughter’s mood improves following her session, she has also grown in confidence and knows her own mind since starting to engage with Kim."
“Initially, it was a slow process, but my child felt safe and trusted Kim from the start and I have noticed his progress and development in many ways since we began art therapy."
“Using the art materials and with Kim’s facilitation, we were able to work through something we couldn’t name or verbalize, following the session, something shifted and this is an approach we would love to experience again.”
“As a mature student I am used to very outcome led work, yet I know I need to push past my comfort zone, I am using art therapy to learn more about myself, breakthrough old beliefs and to support myself through my studies.”
“I see more of myself and what’s coming up for me in art therapy than any other method I’ve used previously, it takes the head out of the equation for a while, sometimes it’s challenging but I always feel it’s worth it.”
“I was able to identify after just a few group workshops what supports me and what was bothering me, it helped me make some small differences and develop a new interest that I enjoy."
“The group found this a very different experience, the combination of the art pack and the online instruction helped them stay engaged. The topics were also really interesting and helped them think about themselves and the future would love another workshop!”