Specialist Mentor (MH)
Hi there, my name is Sandhya. Being creative is so important because it lets you unleash your hidden potential; I believe in being a good role model for our youth and young adults, providing art as a form of therapeutic expression. I have encountered young people performing academically well when all their needs and abilities are catered for. I am a qualified Art psychotherapist (HCPC and BAAT registered) and I graduated with a Master’s in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University. I also hold a BA Hons degree in Technical Arts and special effects for stage, screen and theatre, from Wimbledon School of Art, University of Art’s London. I am an experienced prop maker and model maker artist. I have experience in set design and working briefly as part of my degree at Madame Tussauds. I sell and commission my work out to individuals and church organisations, being involved in workshops to help motivate parents and carers to share and be more expressive with their children to tap into their creativity. I am part of the NTCG and have been blessed to work with some very talented people, where during the summer as part of our youth programme I helped to run creative art workshops. I have worked as a Resident Artist in school’s supporting the curriculum where I have taught children the full art curriculum from sculpture, drawing, and model making. I have worked with dyslexic, autistic and vulnerable children doing expressive art therapy projects. I have supported community arts project, after school club, and a gifted and talented club. As an Art Psychotherapist I work alongside the following organisations and establishments: – Charity sector, hospitals, hospices, CAMHS, PRU’S, school, universities and the NHS sector. I also practice privately as a HCPC, BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist.