Above: Working with Trauma training session, at Nepal Children's Art Museum for Art Refuge UK, March 2015

Above: Working with Trauma training session, at Nepal Children's Art Museum for Art Refuge UK, March 2015

Jess Linton is a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, Visual Artist and Creative Practitioner.

She has been working creatively in community; arts; education; health (including hospital and dementia care) settings with all ages for 15 years. Across this work she witnessed the healing power of the arts and in 2011, made the decision to train as an art psychotherapist (qualifying in 2014, University of Hertfordshire). She is also committed to her arts practice and creativity, including developing socially engaged projects and work in the outdoor environmental. In 2018 she became involved in a wellbeing space in Stanmer Park, Sussex, and is currently leading on a collective of mental health professionals to establish stabilisation, environmental arts, growing and ecotherapy projects.

Recent Portfolio of work includes:

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Tier 4 (psychiatric inpatient; 12yrs-18yrs)

  • Community Child & Adolescent Wellbeing Service (CAMHS) Tier 2 (community; mild to moderate risk, 4yrs-24yrs)

  • Child & Young Person Therapy Service, Rise UK (community; domestic abuse, 6yrs-17yrs) 

  • Psychosocial support for refugee & asylum seeking community, Art Refuge UK (community; UK, Northern France, Nepal; children, families and adults)

  • Therapeutic Case Unit, leading Refugee Service (community; young adult, adult)

Jess has particular expertise and experience in working with:

  • Refugee & asylum seeking community (UK and overseas in context of political conflict and social upheaval)

  • Complex trauma;post-traumatic stress and other complex/ multi-layered mental health difficulties related to: experiences in early childhood; domestic abuse; displacement, loss and separation

  • Adolescents with a range of mental health disorders and developmental disorders, such as: ADHD; ASD; borderline personality disorder, psychosis, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar, depression (NHS in-patient and community settings)

  • Young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties (within mainstream education or excluded young people; project-based psychosocial support (1:1 and group))

  • Freelance Practice Educator (IATE; University of Hertfordshire); Trainee Supervisor & Certified Clinical Supervisor 

Through the breadth of her work, Jess is committed to supporting equality & diversity and continues to work with and learn from individuals from a range of ethnic, cultural, social, religious and political backgrounds.

Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) Registration number: AS14954.

DBS Certificate number: 004178606999.