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Art Therapy in sessional, private and independent practice

The aim of the course is to offer Art & Creative Therapists all the practical tips they need to set up their practice and to prepare them for this work.

Saturday 3rd July 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm


(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent the day before)

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**This course is open to qualified and trainee (in their last year) Art Therapists, and other qualified creative and health professionals from around the world**


To equip art therapists to work safely, ethically and legally as self- employed private or independent practitioners.

The course will cover: Setting up as a self employed therapist; Advertising, marketing, ethics; Practicalities, fees, contracts, accounts, insurance, venue; GDPR; 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:


  • Booking will close 2pm the day before.
  • Reading materials and invite to join will be sent the day before.


Trainee BAAT Member: £90.00


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £90.00


x3 Reduced Rate - Trainee & Unemployed Member Places: £65.00 (please contact the office to book this place - booked on a first come, first serve bases)

Please Note: We can not reserve Reduced Rate Places.


Full Underemployed Member: £100.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £110.00


Associate Member: £110.00


Employer Funded Members: £175.00


Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £175.00


Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here:


Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to:


Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.


Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Themis Kyriakidou

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