Art Therapist/Art Therapy Trainees
Emilija Mecelicaite was born in Lithuania and has spent the last 9 years living in between the UK, Norway, Spain and Lithuania. She received her MA in Art Therapy from The University of Hertfordshire (2018) and MA in Philosophy from The University of Glasgow (2014). Emilija facilitates individual and group art therapy sessions. She has experience working with adults in an addiction treatment centre, and with children in community and school settings. Emilija sees art as a universal tool for communication and expression, with powerful healing potential. She is passionate about work in communities; creating safe space for others’ inner journey of self-knowledge, connection and empowerment. In her own art Emilija uses clay, inks, watercolours, oil pastels and pens. She often allows materials to lead, later discovering and highlighting forms that arise. Thus, chaos moves into structure, and mess into meaning.
Janine Simpson, MA Art Psychotherapy from The University of Hertfordshire, UK. Janine is also the Director of ArtsAction Group, UK.