About Melody

I enjoy giving individuals an opportunity to connect to themselves through creativity, play and therapeutic interaction.

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I am originally from Canada. I have a BA in Multidisciplinary Fine Art and an MA in Art Psychotherapy. I have been working as an art psychotherapist with adults and children for over 15 years. I deliver meaningful and creative therapy sessions, and I love every moment of it.

My aim is to make a positive difference to people’s lives – from young to old. I have a firm belief in the power of creativity, nature and the outdoors to promote sustained mental and physical health. As an experienced provider of art psychotherapy and other therapeutic interventions, I provide a flexible and dynamic approach. I am passionate about what I do and love having the opportunity to help people connect to themselves through art therapy. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is picture-1.jpg

Key skills 

  • Highly skilled and experienced art psychotherapist working with adults and children for over eight years, with over fifteen years’ experience working in the healthcare sector.
  • Delivering meaningful and challenging work and loving every moment of it.
  • Expert in making a positive difference to people’s lives – from young to old.
  • Experienced art therapist, facilitator, creative go-getter, workshop provider and promoter of art
  • Providing individual and groups art therapy sessions,  in the community of East and West Sussex.
  • I have a BA in Fine and MA in Art Psychotherapy, and am an approved  British Association Art Therapists  private practitioner .
  • I have fifteen years’ post graduation experience as an art psychotherapist, and fourteen years’ experience in neurological rehabilitation in the NHS.  I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council, and British Association of Art Psychotherapy.

As multidisciplinary artist and art therapist I feel many forms of creativity can be powerful tools of self-exploration. Art is a creative tool of self-expression with the emphasis not being on the finished image or how realistic it looks, but on the experience of making it and what this represents to the individual.

I work psychodynamically, and always developing my approach to what works best on an individual or group basis.

If you’d like to know anything more about art therapy, guided relaxation or fatigue management or other groups I run please contact me for more information.

Melody Weightman

Email: melody@melodyweightman.com

Mobile: 07903 102575

I am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists and registered with the Health Professionals Council. I am insured by Howden for my private sessional work. I attend regular professional events, ensuring I am well-informed about issues surrounding art psychotherapy.

For further information on art therapy, training and standards of practice visit the website of the British Association of Art Therapists.Art Therapy and Autism – Morning Sign Out at UCI