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Setting up in private, sessional or independent practice

This training day is for experienced art psychotherapists as well as newly qualified art psychotherapists who are thinking of becoming self-employed therapist either 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 12th November 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm


Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed

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**This course is open to qualified and trainee Art Therapists**

To equip art therapists to work safely, ethically and legally as self- employed private or independent practitioners. Learning will be through a presentation by the two trainers, during which they will share their experiences of working in private practice.

There will be small and larger group sharing, discussions and time for questions and reflections. Participants will be given a resource pack of material to enable them to continue their learning after the training. The aim is to equip art therapists to work safely, ethically and legally as self- employed private or independent practitioners.


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:

Please Note:

Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. Information and link to join the day will be sent once booking has closed.


Trainee BAAT Member: £100.00


x3 Reduced Rate for Trainees or Unemployed Members: £75.00

Please Note: We can not reserve reduced rate places.


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £100.00


Full Underemployed Member: £110.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £120.00


Associate Member: £120.00


Employer Funded BAAT Members: £165.00


Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £195.00


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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