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Briscoe - Art Therapist - Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK

Kate Briscoe

Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK


Art Therapist

Work History

Sessional Art Therapist

From April 2013

(p/t, private referral)
Utilising the facilities within the school I work at I have been able to undertake weekly therapy with a young boy following inter-familial sexual abuse, referred by his mother via the school after he was unable to engage with the talking therapy offered by CAMHs.

Sessional Art Therapist

Thoughts of Others, Springhill High School

From February 2013

The school has been developing a multi-discipline team of counselling, speech and language therapy, music therapy, parental support akin to Triple P and art therapy. The provision is arranged to be pupil centred and of a dip in/dip out nature if required, countering many of the pupils inability to adhere to ridged appointment times at external agencies. I currently work with 4 individuals, there being some restrictions to my caseload due to the prior establishment of a teacher relationship with many of the pupils. Their presenting difficulties include self-esteem, personal expression, sexual abuse, anxiety, attachment disorder and self-harm.

Sessional Art Therapist

Birmingham Creative Arts Therapists

From September 2012

Working as a sessional therapist within the West Midlands, including conducting assessments and working within the client's home due to their physical disability.

Art teacher

Thoughts of Others, Springhill High School

From September 2011

I work three days a week teaching both small groups and individual children. All of the children have emotional and behavioural difficulties, some with histories of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and acting out is common. In house training has included comprehensive safeguarding, PRIME restraint techniques, ligature training, first aid, fire safety and food hygiene.

Trainee Art Therapist

Pathway Project

September 2011 - June 2012

I set up a new art therapy provision, ran a weekly closed group and worked one-to-one with 3 other individuals. Common presentations were dissociation, splitting, obsessive compulsive tendencies and attachment disorder.

Trainee Art Therapist

February 2011 - June 2011

1st yr. clinical placement of 5 months
CAMHS East, Glascote, Tamworth Staffs
I had a caseload of 4 young people ranging in age from 9-16yrs. Presenting difficulties included tics, autism, anxiety, sex abuse, enmeshment and attachment disorder.

Bartender (p/t)

White Lion, Harlaston

September 2010 - February 2013

2 nights a week at a small village pub to supplement income during my studies.

Classroom teacher

September 2010 - July 2011

(p/t whilst doing MA)

Classroom teacher

ABC Teachers Agency

July 2007 - July 2010

Castle Vale Specialist Performing Arts College, Birmingham

Rawlett Community Sports College

January 2007 - June 2007

PGCE placement
Design Technology Dept., Rawlett Community Sports College

Design Technology Dept., Sutton Grammar School for Girls

October 2006 - December 2006

PGCE placement
Design Technology Dept., Sutton Grammar School for Girls

GSCEs as preparation for teacher training

MA Art Therapy

1997 - 2006 After I completed my BA in 1997 I moved to Arizona for 6yrs and worked as a freelance graphic designer, however, it was also during this time that I re-thought my career and the notion of art therapy, first discovered at the age of 17yrs. On my return to the UK I worked as an in-house graphic designer for a stationery suppliers, re-took some GSCEs as preparation for teacher training, a path that would provide me both opportunities for flexible work and appropriate experience to gain a place on the MA Art Therapy.

Qualifications & Certifications

Art Therapy

University of Derby

Secondary at Wolverhampton University


Trent Technical College

Graphic Communication And Corporate Design

Falmouth College of Art

Graphic Design

Trent Technical College


Trent Technical College


Rawlett Community Sports College

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