Executive team Profiles - Sarah Jane Sellors BA(Hons) MA
Sarah Jane is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist offering a creative and imaginative approach to therapy, supporting adult clients experiencing significant emotional distress and complex trauma.
With a passion and commitment for supporting the wellbeing of frontline staff whose experiences involve high levels of stress, trauma, and anxiety, Sarah Jane is experienced in working within organisational structures such as the NHS and MIND, and is looking forward to bringing her skills to Kent Police with whom she will be commencing a role from September 2021.
Alongside her clinical practice, Sarah Jane has an interest in furthering the continued development of research in the field of Art Therapy. She has co-authored a paper outlining a pilot study for complex depression while working for the Horizon ICAPT research programme, and she has recently been appointed Trainee co-advisor for the International Journal of Art Therapy, a role that supports and encourages trainees to consider how they might contribute to the research world.
Sarah Jane’s previous career in the Social Housing sector provides her with many years of experience across a broad range of senior roles, with skills such as effective communication, decision making, and collaborative team work supporting her both when working independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Beyond her work life, Sarah Jane enjoys nothing more than escaping to the country with her family, her paints, and some books, to enjoy some replenishing time outdoors.
Executive team Profile - Fléur Davey, BSc, MA,
Fléur Davey is an Integrative Art Psychotherapist who uses creative expressive ways and processes to explore and communicate feelings and emotions that may be difficult or distressing to express in words. Her approach is to work collaboratively with clients, honouring the integrity of the relationship which is at the heart of the therapeutic work.
Currently working within the Education, Prison Services and Private Practice with young people and adults experiencing emotional challenges and trauma.
Prior to working as an Art Psychotherapist, Fleur’s professional career as a nurse and concurrent degrees in Public Health Nursing and Child Protection have included senior roles in project management, policy development and training and development for NHS clinical and community settings, NGO’s, start-ups and charities, both nationally and internationally. Working across a broad range of sectors such as Education, NHS, Social Services and currently Prison Services.
Notable highlights include being nominated by a London NHS Primary Care Trust for Nurse of the Year Award and her own start-up, driving emotional well-being through outdoor eco therapy for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Whether working one to one or within organisations, collaboration is integral to Fleur’s work. Inspired by curiosity, challenge and creativity, ignites a passion to support others and aid discovery in new ideas that can be shared to promote emotional well-being.
Executive team Profile - Eleanor Strange AdvDip MA
Eleanor Strange AdvDip MA is an Integrative Art Psychotherapist. She has a background in business and became a young entrepreneur at the age of 20 when she built her own start up business in Hong Kong. After working in creative business throughout the world including India, America and the Caribbean, Eleanor returned to the UK and completed a 4-year master’s degree in Integrative Art Psychotherapy; a professional method of mental health treatment.
Since her business travels and qualifications Eleanor has concentrated on the private and public health sector in the UK. She has worked with charity, NHS and private mental health hospitals currently residing with her own private practice. Eleanor has produced an in-depth case study outlining the effect of diagnosis and systematic implications of the NHS in the intellectual disabilities sector. Eleanor is passionate about researching and producing positive change between business, organisations and mental health.