Professional Bodies

2013 – 2020 Full Member of the British Association of Art Therapists, London.

2016 – 2020 Enhanced DBS.

2016 – 2020 Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, London.

 

Awards and Funding

2012 Creative Wales Ambassadors Award Winner Arts Council of Wales.

2007 Major Creative Wales Award Winner, Arts Council of Wales.

 

Education

2019 Solution Focused CBT. Two-day training course by Dr. Biba Rebolj / Ribalon Institute.

2018 Dyadic Parent – Child Art Psychotherapy Training Level 1 by BAAT.

2018 Childhood Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework training.

2017 ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) by New Pathways.

2015 10-week training programme with New Pathways in rape and sexual abuse counselling.

2013 – 2016 University of South Wales, Caerleon. Art Psychotherapy, Masters Degree (Merit)

1996 – 1998 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Fine Art, Masters Degree.

1993 – 1996 Southampton Institute of Art and Technology. Fine Art, BA (Hons), First Class. 

 

Voluntary Work

Art Psychotherapist, New Pathways, Cardiff, Newport and Merthyr Tydfil. Placement as part of MA Art Psychotherapy course with the award winning organisation specialising in rape and sexual abuse counselling.

Art Psychotherapist, Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS).  Placement as part of MA Art Psychotherapy course working with asylum seekers and refugees in Newport City Centre.

Listening Volunteer, fully trained for listening duties with Samaritans in Cardiff.

 

Employment

Art Psychotherapist within a Primary School Team, Cwmbran Centre for Young People.

Self-employed Art Psychotherapist in a private practice. Also a registered therapist for the MA Art Psychotherapy course offering personal therapy to Year 1 – 3 students.

Private Counsellor for Associated Community Training (ACT)

Art Psychotherapist for New Pathways, Newport. Working with children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual violence.

Self-employed web designer and video editor.

Freelance International Opportunities Researcher for a-n, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Founder and Director of Outcasting an online moving image gallery. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

Commissioned digital artist setting up two media suites and working with clients on a secure unit in Glanrhyd Hospital, Bridgend.

Founder and Director of the Outcasting: Fourth Wall Film Festival, an artist’s film festival for the city of Cardiff. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff County Council as part of Cardiff Contemporary.

Curator at g39, the leading contemporary art gallery in Cardiff.

Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Glamorgan, Fine Art BA.

Associate Lecturer for Cardiff University in Digital Video Production.

Part-time lecturer on the Fine Art Media and Fine Art BA courses, Southampton.

Support worker. Working with drugs and alcohol dependent clients in a temporary shelter.

Residential support worker, Cardiff. Supporting challenging male adults who had previously been in long term institutional care.

Professional artist with a long list of national and international exhibitions. Specialising in film, video and digital media.

All artwork by Michael Cousin