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Setting up in Private Practice

This training day is for both experienced and newly qualified art psychotherapists who are thinking about becoming self-employed practitioners either as a sessional worker, private practitioner or some other form of independent practitioner.

Saturday 16th of June 2018

10am until 5pm (registration 9.30am)


Claremont Project, 24 – 27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

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The aim of the course is to equip art therapists to work safely, ethically and legally as self-employed practitioners. Learning will be through brief presentations by the two trainers, as well as small and larger group sharing and discussion. Participants will be given a resource pack of material to enable them to continue their learning after the training. The need for thorough assessment skills will be addressed as well as how the duty of care towards clients is met within private practice. This will include boundaries and confidentiality, note keeping and supervision. Practical issue such as tax and data protection registration, networking, etc. will also be addressed. Participants will be a chance to discuss their individual plans to set up.

Janet de Heger (B Ed, SRAsT, Dip Adv Psych Couns., UKRC Reg) taught at Goldsmiths College from 1992 until 2002 on the Art Therapy Introductory and Foundation Courses and on the Post-Graduate Art Therapy Training. She is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor. For many years she practised within Mental Health Services and now works as an Art Therapist/Counsellor within a school and as a Private Practitioner. She also teaches on the British Association of Art Therapists short courses.

David Rogers has worked as an Art therapist for 18years. He has specialised in the field of Neuro Rehabilitation and has also worked with clients in community mental health settings, HIV and AIDS, the Prison Service and adults with Learning Difficulties. Before training as an Art Therapist David had careers in Technical Design, Fine Art, Social Work and Community Development. He presently works in Teacher and Management Professional Development, and is in private practice as an Art Therapist.

Additional Information:

Employer funded BAAT Member: £130

Full BAAT member self-funded: £100

Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £80

Unemployed BAAT member self funded: £80

Retired BAAT member self-funded: £80

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed BAAT members have been claimed.

Non BAAT member fee: £160 to book please email with your booking enquiry


If you would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form Invoice Details Request - Event Booking.docx and return it to If you would like to be invoiced and are not a BAAT member, you will need to create a BAAT booking account by registering via our website here This does not incur a fee and is free to set up. Please include your registered BAAT number within your form.

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors: Janet de Heger & Dave Rogers

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