Our practitioners


Our arts therapists

All our arts therapists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are qualified up to a masters degree level.  All arts therapists are required to have regular clinical supervision and take steps to ensure their professional practice is the best it can be.

We work with arts therapists who have excellent experience of working with children and young people, helping people take steps forward to recover from trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement, anxiety and depression, loss and change.  Many of our team have specialisms or areas of particular interest and skill (e.g. autism, eating disorders, post-adoption).

Do ask for more information and we’ll be happy to discuss answer any questions you have and advise you on how to complete a referral.



Our arts therapists are:

Craig Barrett – Dramatherapist

Laura Blatherwick – Dramatherapist

Clare Burke – Art Therapist

Nikki Cripps – Dramatherapist

Catherine Fitch – Art Therapist

Amy Gunther – Dramatherapist

Cleo Heard – Art Therapist

Wayne Mensah – Dramatherapist

Robin Owens – Art Therapist

Laura Segan – Art Therapist

Anna Worrell – Dramatherapist


Our management and admin team:

Laura Blatherwick – Charity Director

Karen Warren – Admin and Finance Officer

Peter Smith – Finance and Development Advisor

Olivia Tovey – Social Media and Outreach Officer (volunteer)


Our associate artists:

For our arts opportunities, we work with artists who have excellent experience in not only their art form, but also adapting their work to meet the needs and ideas of the people they are working with.  Our artists all understand how the process of being creative is just as important as the product we have to show at the end of a project.

We employ, and/or work in partnership with, professional artists and participatory arts practitioners. We seek to work together to meet the needs and aspirations of the young people we work with.  We have on our books specialists in drama and theatre, digital arts, street dance, art, photography and print making amongst other things.


Are you interested in working with us?

Would you like to suggest an arts project or an arts therapy group?

Email: info@youthartsandhealth.org