Annabel Robb

I am a Psychotherapist trained in EMDR. My core profession is an Art Psychotherapist, who is psychodynamically trained. 

Over the past 10 years I have worked within the private and public sectors with adults, young people and children. Such settings include community based clinics, schools, social services, hospitals, forensic settings and supported housing/ placements. In the past 5 years I have also provided Clinical Supervision to fellow psychotherapists, trainees, as well as Reflective Practice to mental health teams.  


I have a great deal of experience working with individuals who have been exposed to trauma in their past, which in turn manifests in a felt separateness from others and complex emotional responses to the world around them. I have specific experience working with children who have experienced neglect or abuse, along with adult survivors. I also have experience of working with children and adults with Autism and ADHD.  


I tend to work integratively using a combination of talking therapy and EMDR or Art Psychotherapy. Often people can approach Art Therapy with an assumption that artwork must be created in each session which can feel a daunting and intimidating prospect. However, there are no set expectations other than building a therapeutic relationship and navigating your challenges together. 


Level 4 - EMDR 

Clinical Supervision 

Post Graduate Diploma - Family Interventions 

Masters MA - Art Psychotherapy 

BA Hons - Fine Art 

Foundation in Art Psychotherapy & Fine Arts

Diploma in Health & social Care

Trained in:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Bereavement and Loss, Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Boarding School Syndrome, DBT, Clinical Supervision, Reflective Practice, Internal Family Systems, Body Informed Therapy, Eco Therapy, Art Psychotherapy Formulations, Motivational Interviewing, SEN Communications.

What is EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. 

Unlike other treatments that focus on unveiling the emotions, thoughts and responses resulting from traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy focuses directly on the memory, and is intended to change the way that the memory is stored in the brain. 

With the use of eye movements and other forms of rhythmic left-right (bilateral) stimulation (e.g., tones or taps), the client briefly focuses on the trauma memory, anxiety or fear and simultaneously experiences bilateral stimulation (BLS). This process aims to reduce the vividness and emotion of the memory including targeting any problematic symptoms that have manifested as a result.

What is Art Therapy

Art Psychotherapy is a form of therapy which allows the client to express, communicate and process their experiences through the use of art materials. 

It does not require any previous experience of art making or expertise. Making 'good' art is a foreign concept in Art Therapy as clients are often encouraged to channel their instinctive uses of materials. 

Artwork can sometimes be made individually, with the therapist or sometimes not at all in sessions. The emphasis remains on the relationship between the client and therapist, discovering and thinking together in the space.