LCAT provide an Art Psychotherapy service or outreach for individual referrals to primary and secondary schools and nurseries across the Royal Borough ofKensington and Chelsea and neighbouring London boroughs. An LCAT ArtPsychotherapist is integrated within each of our schools and works with the school team to create a bespoke service meeting the needs of the children and families.
The work of LCAT in schools is innovative and creative in its approach and as such has been able to flexibly meet the needs of our school communities as they have evolved since 2017.
Our work in schools has included, intensive long-term support for individual and group referrals, whole class work, short-term groups around transition to secondary school, dyadic parent and child work, parent and infant groups in nursery and support for staff including individual and group support for teachers and teaching assistants, a recent example being a reflective space to process the work with Afghan evacuees in schools.
LatimerCommunity Art Therapy have a service in the following schools: Avondale ParkPrimary School, Bevington Primary School, Colville Primary School, St Clementsand St James CofE Primary School, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School,St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, St Thomas’ CofE Primary School, St CharlesCatholic Primary School, Oxford Gardens Primary School, St Mary Abbots PrimarySchool, Fox Primary School, MarlboroughPrimary School, Golborne and Maxilla Nursery, All Saints Catholic College,Kensington Aldridge Academy.
In addition we outreach to individual referrals in Holland Park Secondary School,West London Free School, Chelsea Academy and Greenside Primary.
‘The support that LCAT has provided for children and families at [our school] has been invaluable… Now, more than ever, we need LCAT in our schools. It is my belief that therapeutic support should be available in all schools – always’ Headteacher
‘LCAT has been central to the ongoing work with a family. Not only did the art therapy space provide a safe environment for the child but the art therapist has been invaluable in supporting the child and the school throughout. The holistic approach of the LCAT art psychotherapist has meant an open and honest relationship between the professionals and all involved have been able to protect these children and the contribution of the art therapist has been paramount to this’ SenCo.