Ros Barthelmy, founder of Nurcha.it works creatively with various marginalised groups of people to bring about social change through her Therapeutic and Experiential Creative Art projects. Her creative approach offers therapeutical support for children, young people & adults who may be vulnerable or at risk.
Nurcha.it works with social issues including conflict, mental health and substance misuse by offering individual, family and group support to address the balance and impact of unwanted behaviours and explore feelings through Creative Art Media. This is an alternative and supportive intervention working with children and adults who may have difficulties engaging with schools, professionals or mainstream services.
Nurcha.it works with key frontline workers, mentors, family support and social workers, along with community and voluntary sector service providers to deliver appropriate packages of support.
An Alternative Creative Approach…
One to One sessions are facilitated using a person-centred approach. Group work may be directive or non-directive according to the brief. The focus is based on creative, experiential learning and insight for both client and facilitator, who can act as a mediator as appropriate or with other professionals who may be involved. Various and flexible working collaborations can be formed. Workshops are uniquely designed to incorporate the needs of the client group. With the use of mixed media, collage and photography, clients have the opportunity to express themselves non-verbally and can learn to develop skills to enable communication, address feelings, emotions and issues in a relaxed and safe environment.
Nurcha.it works with Statutory, Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations (including Social Care, Education & Inclusion, Mental Health, Prison & Resettlement and substance Misuse Teams).
Nurcha.it offers a unique Creative and Therapeutic Resource by working alongside professionals to offer additional support for client groups.
Transient Social-Art Galleries
Nurcha.it exhibits work undertaken by individuals and groups in Transient Social-Art-Galleries which are often located in unique community settings. Exhibitions highlight and promote the power of the non-verbal voice of the participants to reach a wider audience.
Ros Barthelmy has combined her professional experience as a Social Care Practioner Co-ordinator working within the more challenging end of social work, along with her keen interest of creativity.
Ros uses family support, client assessment and planning tools, with a combination of Person Centred Art Therapy Skills (PCATS) to work within various settings.
Person Centred Art Therapy is not the same as Art Therapy.
By expressing yourself through art, the process and results can help you see things about yourself that you otherwise may not have comprehended. Creative Art Facilitation can help you process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with, so you can begin healing or guide you through the process of creative expression. Art work can provide insight into your creations and help you understand certain aspects of yourself that maybe you didn’t know existed, whether good or bad.
It is this idea of self-exploration that can often lead a person to some insightful thoughts and conclusions about themselves; the effects of which can lead to a general sense of relief and overall better mental health.
It is important to note that you don’t need an to be an Artist to reap the benefits of Person Centred Art Therapy. You can learn a lot about yourself through your own creative expression. It’s something you can do on your own just to relieve stress or discover yourself in new ways, etc. It’s also something you can do with other people, sharing art in a safe and open environment with other people that are on the same wave length.
Benefits of Art as a Therapy...
Creative Art can also help people with their social skills. The benefits of Creative Art Therapy can help people that are withdrawn or shy, or who, for some reason or another, have a difficult time functioning within social situations.
The benefits can be quite broad. It can improve lives by helping people improve their mental, emotional, and even physical states and can raise the quality of life for many people as a catalyst for healing and promoting change.
Nurcha.it offers a variety of options and is open to establishing various working collaborations and partnerships with agencies and services.
One to one sessions
Hourly sessions & block bookings
Half day workshop (up to 6 persons)
Full day workshop (up to 6 persons) (with lunch break)
The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) definition of counselling is:
“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies.
They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing”.
Counselling via Skype™ has a number of clear advantages. Firstly, I am not limited by your location and secondly there is no need to travel to visit my practice in London each week.
Some people may feel more comfortable talking to counsellors who do not have any connections with their local area.
I can offer greater flexibility in terms of session times, ideal for people with busy lives and commitments. For some people, leaving home might be difficult, emotional or present physical challenges.
Some clients may find it is easier to be open and find it more comfortable talking over Skype™ as opposed to face to face. Some research has shown that counselling via Skype™ can help people feel less inhibited and more during their sessions. Isolation can be an issue for some people when dealing with emotional difficulties. Skype™ can offer a real opportunity for someone that is finding it difficult to go out.
It is important to maybe discuss with your therapist about your use of Skype™ therapy over face to face counselling for example, the issues of confidentiality and safeguarding and what happens if and when the connection or technology fails.
Initial contact might be via the phone and/or email.
Skype™ is not appropriate for clients who are experiencing profound mental health issues and/or clients who are suicidal. If you or someone you know is in crisis, a GP or local hospital will be able to help.
Using Skype™ – what you will need:
You will need a Skype™ connection. You can download the Skype™ application for free and this will guide you how to set up and how to make a test call.
You will need a good connection, sound and picture for Skype™ to work at its best.
By using Skype™ I can be accessible to you wherever in the country or world you live and work.
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