Susan Holmes. Sue is a HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist. Sue has a degree in Fine Art, enjoyed a post-graduate year at the Cyprus College of Art and has experience in adult teaching. She gained her Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy Practice in 2012 and is a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
Following her training placement in a Therapeutic Community and a period as group art-therapist in an inpatient ward, Sue has a strong belief in the benefits of group work, and is furthering her training in group analysis.
Sue is lead therapist for our groups focusing on the affect of trauma, leads our fully funded, weekly women’s group. Alongside working individually with adults and leads in accessing funding from a wide variety of sources.The recent 4 day course on Brief Therapy facilitated by Neil Springham and BAAT has strengthened her belief in mentalisation and the active stance in art therapy, which is very much the way we approach Art Therapy here at ATY.
HCPC reg: AS14431
BAAT Member No: 30051
Peter Brown. Peter is a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists and registered with HCPC (Health Care Professional Council). Peter has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy, Leeds 2012 and is a qualified teacher in adult learning, leading our Men’s group work and is our lead on Art Therapy in Education and with Looked after Children . Peter has experience of working therapeutically in a number of clinical environments both with groups and individuals, children and adults with a wide variety of mental health issues.
Holly’s practice is person centred, drawing on elements of mindfulness practice.
HCPC reg: AS14951
BAAT Member No: 31169
Our trustees meet with the team quarterly, and at our AGM to review the work of the Constituted Charitable Organisation. We would welcome discussions with individuals who may feel they have skills to offer our board of trustees.
We are a membership organisation and are keen to build a strong body of members who each agree with the aims of Art Therapy Yorkshire. We thank this voluntary team for the unique skills they all bring to the organisation, we are grateful for their overview, diligence and the time they dedicate to Art Therapy Yorkshire.
Moyra Bentley. Chair.
Moyra has had a lifelong interest in teaching and learning, has among many other roles, been a teacher, Head Teacher and Head of the Scarborough School of Education, University of Hull. Now retired, Moyra passions for community, the arts and championing the welfare of those less able, has made her a very able and active Chair of Art Therapy Yorkshire.
Mike McCauley Treasurer
Mike has a strong background in Teaching and Headship with a special interest in special educational needs. Mike has recently retired from a leading role in the School Improvement Service Northallerton.
Leslie Stones vice-chair
Leslie brings a wealth of experience to the team, She has a strong interest in environmental issues and local involvements, as well as Jazz and gardening! Alongside that Leslie is the proprietor of a fascinating bookshop ‘The Bookshelf’ here in Scarborough.
Moira Davies membership secretary
Moira, is a retired teacher, with wide interests in the voluntary sector, which include working with our local hospice and singing with Hackness ladies choir. Her organisational skills will be a great asset to us.
Steve is a keen cycling enthusiast, youth worker and member of the Sidewalk youth engagement team.
We welcome our newest trustee to the team. Karen recently retired from her role in the NHS and we are delighted to work with her.
Its making such a huge positive impact on my life and hence the lives of my children! I cannot possibly repay you so i will do my best to pay you forward.”
“I am convinced how important creative expression is, I have changed in that I no longer feel it is a luxury. I know it is an essential for me, and I don’t feel guilty”.