Henriette van der Does

Art Psychotherapist, MA

Qualifications and professional registration


  • I qualified as an art psychotherapist in November 2013 after successfully following the Masters program at Roehampton University, London.

  • I am a full member of BAAT and registered with the HCPC (member AS14805) and I abide by both their codes of ethics.

  • I can be found on the Counselling Directory

  • I am enhanced DBS certificated.


My Experiences


  • During my training I have worked with adults in open groups with mental health issues (NHS), with adults with learning disabilities (NHS) and with children within a specialised team within social services.

  • I am now working with children and adults on a 1:1 basis on both the mental health spectrum as well as the learning disability spectrum.

  • From May 2015 to July 2016 I worked for Surrey Family & Mediation Services. Here I facilitated group therapy as well as 1:1 therapy for children and I delivered the SFMS project ‘Challenges of Change’ in schools around Surrey.

  • I have experience in assessing both adults and children for suitability for art psychotherapy as well as writing informative and appropriate reports.


Career Development


  • My further career development is and will be mostly aimed at neuroscience and its application to (art) psychotherapy and modern attachment theory, better known as Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). I strongly believe that treating the body, mind and brain as a complete system rather than separate entities will truly enhance the outcome of my practice.


‘Of course our brain is [...] a computer [...]. But our mental processes, which constitute our being, our life, are not just abstract and mechanical, but personal, as well - and as such, involve [...] continual judging and feeling also. If this is missing we become computer-like [...]’


Oliver Sacks, 1985:22