Who We Are

Ingrid Bell

Ingrid Bell

I have twenty years experience as a registered art psychotherapist. I have also undertaken psychoanalytical training in developmental psychology and become an accredited EMDR practitioner.

EMDR is an in-depth technique used to resolve traumatic experiences and looks into the effects of trauma in the mind and body.

Continuous professional development is a vital component in supporting and enriching my own understanding of the human condition, but most importantly to enhance the quality and benefit of service I can offer to others.

Drawing from my various trainings and extensive experience enables me to pull from a vast resource of approaches tailored to each client.I consider the developmental, emotional and physical needs of the client whilst also being mindful of their cultural heritage.

I have worked across the age range with children and older people. I have been a visiting lecturer on the MSc Art Psychotherapy course at Queen Margaret University and worked with charitable organisations. In my current work as a private practitioner I work with young people and adults.

As a clinical supervisor, I use a predominantly psychodynamic approach and again make use of my other theoretical understanding for in depth work across a range of client groups. I work with both individual and group supervision. This includes the arts, creative and play therapies.

Alongside academic and therapeutic training I have devoted time to image making in my practice as an artist. As an art therapist I aim to cultivate the creative process of authentic mark making as a way towards healing and self understanding for the client.

MFA Art,Society and Publics
Post Grad Dip Art Therapy
Post Grad Dip Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People
EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Accredited by British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
BAAT listed supervisor and Private Practitioner

Bridget Grant

Bridget Grant

Since qualifying in 1997, I have gained extensive experience working with adults and young peo ple in both art therapy and counselling. This includes individual and group work with a broad range of clients in a variety of settings. My areas of practice have included generic counselling and psychotherapy, student counselling, learning disability, Perinatal mental health and trauma. I offer art psychotherapy to therapists as part of their training, short term art psychotherapy to adults and clinical supervision. In addition I deliver workshops and training events for a number of organisations including C.G Jung Seminars Scotland and have been a visiting lecturer for the MSc Art Psychotherapy (International) course at Queen Margaret University.

For me, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is central. Within this I am particularly interested in how image, metaphor and imagination work with somatic and neurobiological processes.

Msc Art Psychotherapy (International)
COSCA certificate in counselling supervision
PG Dip Art Therapy
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Accredited with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
BAAT listed supervisor and private practitioner

Catriona MacInnes

Catriona MacInnes

I have worked as a registered art psychotherapist with adults and children since 1997 and aim to maintain a compassionate, ethical practice, which holds the needs of the individual client central. The therapeutic relationship, image making, symbol and imagination are all significant components in the process. I am registered as a private practitioner and clinical supervisor and am involved in an external role with a number of organisations.

After working for several years with people from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds and with psychological trauma, I developed a particular interest in complex trauma and trans-generational transmission of this. My interest in how art psychotherapy can bring about beneficial change is ongoing and I draw on psychodynamic theory, particularly post-Jungian, attachment theory, neuroscience and philosophical writing. I have a strong interest in myth and dance and since 2006 have explored authentic movement, a form of dance movement therapy. I have integrated aspects of these into my art psychotherapy practice.

I am a visiting lecturer and clinical supervisor on the MSc in Art Psychotherapy (International) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and a visiting lecturer on the MA in Art Psychotherapy at Sheffield / Leeds Beckett University. I have been involved in training medical students and other professionals, including social workers, teachers, police and members of the panel for Children’s Hearings. I continue to develop and offer workshops and presentations and am facilitator of the art studio on the Champernowne Trust Annual Summer Course for Jungian Psychology and the Arts.

MA Art Psychotherapy Research
PG Dip Art Therapy
MA Hons Fine Art
Foundation Dance Movement Therapy
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Accredited with the British Association Of Art Therapists (BAAT)