Qualified at the Institute of Art in Therapy and Education (IATE) in Post Graduate Certificate Counselling using the Arts and training in Integrative Art Psychotherapy. Registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Raffa is dedicated and passionate about recovery and personal transformation and has a background in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, focusing in the areas of addiction, as well as many years of experience in the field when she first started working at Cassiobury Court over 8 years ago. She also established a new Treatment Centre, Asana Lodge near Milton Keynes where she was the Registered Manager, before moving back to Cassiobury Court as the Manager.
Alongside a dedicated team, Raffa is committed in supporting all your recovery goals and to help you achieve them. Raffa is responsible for the day to day safe and caring service at Cassiobury Court in line with CQC fundamental standards.
Raffa has a natural ability to deeply listen and connect on an individual level with the utmost compassion and respect, encouraging our clients each step of their journey. With wide-ranging experience of therapeutic interventions which have helped our clients to continue to develop their well-being.
When delivering Therapeutic Art Groups – Raffa uses a broad range of client-centred approaches such as psycho-educational, mindfulness and mentalisation-based treatments, compassion-focussed and cognitive analytic therapies, and socially engaged practices.
Some of the key areas I have explored with clients are:
- Inner child
- Grief and loss
- Shame and guilt
- Self-worth and self-esteem
- Re-connection to the self
- Exploring compassion and forgiveness (letting go)