SPECIALTIES

Abandonment

where

Fen Drayton CAM CB24 4SL - United Kingdom

Credentials

PhD

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

About Lynne Souter-Anderson

I am a psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working face to face with all age groups in Cambridgeshire, UK and online for those clients living further afield. I’m fascinated in family histories and have forever been intrigued with our different and unique stories, though also continuously amazed with all things that seem to unite us.

My way of working has evolved into what I describe as a counselling conversation style, to help you find what irks, hurts or maybe makes you depressed. Together, we work to discover what is at the heart of you – what makes your heart sing, and what you may be passionate about. I want to help you get to know who you truly are and to learn what nurtures your soul so that your existence on this earth becomes enriched.

For many years I have integrated the creative and expressive arts whenever appropriate to reignite a spirit of curiosity in our everyday lives whether I’m working with children, adolescents, adults or our senior members of society. Clients in the main, though not always, are professionals working in health, care, human resources, education and associated fields.

My first career as an arts and ceramics teacher helped to shape my own understanding of how valuable the arts are in education to enhance emotional well-being in children and adolescents. I came to realise that very few students left lessons feeling they had achieved little. And so it seemed a natural progression to study a Masters programme in the Arts in Therapy and Education.

Returning to the theme of intergenerational stories, I was spellbound upon discovering I come from a lineage of some five generations of artisan potters from Leeds, UK, for both my Masters and Doctoral thesis had focused on the use of clay in therapy. In 2012 I founded the Clay Therapy Community and devised a pioneering Clay Therapy training programme. I am one of a few experts using clay in therapy with individuals, couples and groups. I love being a Grandma and playing with clay with my grandchildren – even my tiny grandson of under two years of age loves messy play with clay!

As an author of three published books, and numerous articles, on the subject of clay therapy, I deliver training and present at conferences in the UK and internationally. My busy clinical supervision practice specialises in clay, sandplay and the arts therapies and I am available as a consultant on numerous themes.

Published Works:

Touching Clay, Touching What? The Use of Clay in Therapy (2010). Dorset, UK: Archive Publishing.

Making Meaning: Clay Therapy with Children and Adolescents (2015). Buckingham, UK: Hinton House.

Seeking Shelter, Seeking Safety. Clay Therapy with Families and Groups (2019). Dorset, UK: Archive Publishing