Pam Dean

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I offer:

P-CAT Skills Workshops

The Introduction to Person-centred Art Therapy Skills



MBACP (Accred).

M.Ed Counselling.

Cert & Dip in P-CAT Skills.  Supervision


I began my counselling career in 1994 working with survivors of sexual abuse.   I qualified as a counsellor in 1996 going on to gain my Master in Counselling in 1998.  For many years I was a counsellor with Place2Be, working with primary children in a Nottingham school; then becoming  a Place2be Project Manager . I eventually left this post as it took me away from what I really wanted to do – therapy.

In 2001 I was one of two counsellors running a counselling service for young people within one of the local council’s ‘one stop drop in centres . This work led me to pursue courses on bereavement and loss as well as reattachment therapy.  Throughout my work with survivors , with children I’d became particularly interested in the use of art, in its many forms. So when I discovered the PCAT skills course I jumped at the chance of being on Pam Fletcher’s certificate course being run in Nottingham at the Quaker House. For me it was a perfect location, we not only had an old building with plenty of space but a garden too.

It was at this time that I started my own practice, renting a therapy room at a small complex in the National Forest – having always believed nature was pretty good at giving us free therapy this too was an ideal location. Thirteen years later I am still working here and two years ago completed a fascinating course ‘Nature as Co-Therapist’ where therapy is taken outdoors.   In 2005 I was invited to become part of a team providing equine therapy. The training opened up a whole new world where I discovered how horses plus metaphor, plus being in the moment can be powerful therapy.

In 2012 I was again with Pam this time studying for the diploma in PCAT skills at Southwell, another beautiful location and venue.  Like the certificate course, I learnt so much about myself, life, PC theory and the power of an image. And while doing all that learning there was also fun.

I also bring P-CATS into my supervisory work and find it can reach those ‘out of awareness places’ we wouldn’t have known existed without the image. In recognising their existence they have proved a rich resource in providing supervisees with insight into client/counsellor process,  relationship(s) as well as  self-awareness both  personal and professional.

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