Sasha Welsh Donaldson
Hello, I’m Sasha. I’m an Art Psychotherapist with further training in Family Therapy.
I am a warm, kind person who is particularly experienced and passionate in supporting young people with mental health difficulties. It is this area of expertise that I have worked in since graduating as an Art Psychotherapist from the University of South Wales in 2019. Before this, and during my training, I have also worked with many different groups of people including those with neurodiversity, older adults in end of life care and new mothers.
For the last three years I have worked for the NHS in the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This was initially for a year working with young people in crisis and in need of immediate support, followed by working with young people with restrictive eating disorders. It was within this role that I also completed my intermediate level (post graduate diploma) in Family Therapy at the University of Exeter.
I love being able to use both my core profession of Art Psychotherapy and further training in Family Therapy to help young people improve their mental health. As an Art Psychotherapist I am able to help young people process difficult thoughts and feelings, express themselves creatively, and communicate through art materials. My training in Family Therapy compliments this as I am also able to help young people understand their relationships with others to a greater extent.
On a personal note I trained to be an Art Psychotherapist for two reasons. Firstly, because I am a caring person who wanted to support people with their mental health, and secondly because I love to be creative, and help others be creative. Therefore, in my personal time I like to draw, paint, and make as much as possible.