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Leeds Art Therapy in Sessional, Private and Independent Practice - POSTPONED

This training day is for experienced and newly qualified art therapists who are thinking of becoming self-employed as private, sessional or independent practitioners. The aim of the course is to offer art therapists all the practical tips they need to set up their practice and to prepare them for this work.

Saturday 4th July 2020

10am - 4.30pm (registration 9.30am)


Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX

Course content:

•Setting up as a self employed therapist

• Advertising, marketing, ethics.

• Practicalities: fees, contracts, accounts, insurance, venue


• Differences between private practice and other forms of independent practice

• Private Practice guidelines

• Working within competencies


Learning Outcomes:

• Setting – up as a private, sessional or independent practitioner

• Governance requirements for private and independent practice

• Clarification of what type of practitioner you are setting out to be

• Competence to work safely, ethically and legally


Anthea Hendry is an art therapist currently working as a private and independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer. Previously she was Principal Art Psychotherapist in Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Before qualifying as an art therapist she worked as a Local Authority social worker and then as a manager in the Voluntary sector. She is an associate on The Art Therapy Northern Programme in Sheffield. She co-edited a book Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: helping children and families in foster care, kinship care and adoption, and is the author of various journal articles and book chapters including a contribution to the recently published At Therapy in Private Practice book. She is actively involved in the BAAT Private Practice SIG and Art Therapists working with Children and Families SIG (ATCAF).


Themis Kyriakidou is an art therapist currently working as a supervisor and private practitioner, as well as a senior CAMHS practitioner and a specialist practitioner in the Youth Justice Service. She has years of experience working within forensic services and community services with young people, families and adults within the NHS and privately. Themis has completed further studies such as in Dyadic Art Therapy, DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), EMDR and in Family Therapy. She has an MSc in Forensic Psychology and Criminology with specific modules on profiling, selection and recruitment. She is one of the associate practitioners at the Art Therapy Northern Programme, in Sheffield and she co-facilitates employment related workshops for trainees. She has contributed a chapter to the recently published book: Art Therapy in Private Practice.

Additional Information:

Non BAAT Member fee: £170

Non BAAT Members:  To book please email  with your booking enquiry. You will also need to create a BAAT booking account by registering here: This does not incur a fee.

Employer funded BAAT Member: £140

Full BAAT member self-funded: £105

Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £95

Unemployed BAAT member: £85

Trainee BAAT member self-funded: £85

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members: £55 - To book please contact

Employer Payments & Invoicing:

If you or your employer would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form  Invoice Request - Event Booking  and return it to

Lunch and refreshments included. 


Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Themis Kyriakidou

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