About us

Catharsis is committed to providing therapeutic services that are tailored to the needs of a diverse range of clients.  Our skilled therapists and versatile approach to creative psychotherapy allows full engagement at all levels.

Private Therapy

Catharsis has an Arts Therapy centre in a quiet and confidential location, easily accessible from the centre of Derby and with parking. We have a pool of therapists available to see individuals, couples and families wishing to benefit from our services independently.

Professional Training/CPD

We deliver training specifically for professionals working within a health, community, social care and education arena.  A variety of training packages are on offer that can be tailored to fit the needs of the organisation and professionals. See our upcoming CPD events here.

Schools / Institutions 

The core of Catharsis community work is geared towards delivering the Arts Therapies to hard-to-reach groups and individuals within schools and other institutions, who are often socially excluded or experiencing psychological, emotional, relational or social difficulties.

Catharsis Recruitment

We aim to have a pool of therapists with a variety of skills and experience to call on, as and when work becomes available. Work can be in a variety of settings and may consist of short-term or long-term contracts.

Undergraduate / Postgraduate MA Student Services

We understand that regular 1:1 and group therapy required during your studies to become a therapist can be costly.  At Catharsis we offer our services at a discount rate to current undergraduate and postgraduate masters students.

CPD workshop

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs): CPD WORKSHOP – 17th August 2018

Written by keren | June 26th, 2018 in , ,

Date: Friday 17th August 2018: 9:30am – 12:30pm Venue: Catharsis Arts Therapy Centre – Derby Facilitated by Fiona Holiday: A qualified therapeutic play practitioner and teacher who works as a trainer and consultant for schools and other organisations nationwide.  Fiona specialises in early childhood (0 to 5 years) as well as personal, social and emotional development. This half day CPD workshop is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the research which sits behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We will explore the possible long… Read more

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