Full Member of the British Association of Art Therapists

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Registered with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

I am registered and licensed by the Health and Care Professions Council to legally practice under the title Art Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association of Art Therapists and adhere to their guidelines and ethics. I also have an enhanced DBS check and specialist professional liability insurance. I also have Standard Accreditation as an EMDR Therapist.

Prior to my training I was a contemporary artist and curator with over 20 years of experience of national and international exhibitions. I have both a BA (Hons) and Master’s Degree in Fine Art and a Master’s Degree in Art Psychotherapy (2016).


EMDR Academy Qualified EMDR Therapist (Standard Accreditation)

CPCAB Endorsed Sandtray Therapy Foundation Course: Training by Kirsty Bilski.

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

Trauma Focussed CBT for Children & Young People with PTSD: Two-day training course with David Trickey at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training: Level 1 by BAAT.

Childhood Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework: Training by New Pathways.

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

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

Art Psychotherapy, Masters Degree: University of South Wales, Caerleon (Merit)

Fine Art, Masters Degree: University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Fine Art, BA (Hons): Southampton Institute of Art and Technology. First Class.

All artwork by Michael Cousin