Art Therapy for Adults in North Kensington

Free drop in group Art Therapy sessions for adults, all welcome.

Every Tuesday

6-8pm, 12 sep to 19 dec 2017

Every Wednesday

10am-12pm, 13 sep to 20 dec 2017


11am-3pm, 16 sep, 7 oct, 28 oct, 4 nov, 18 nov, 2 dec, 16 dec 2017


ACAVA, 54 Blechynden Street, W10 6RJ

Individual sessions are available on request by appointment.

All Art Psychotherapists in the team are fully qualified at MA level, HCPC (Health Care Professional Council) registered, and DBS checked.

ACAVA is working in partnership with a team of fully qualified State Registered Art Psychotherapists to provide group and individual art therapy sessions for adults at our Blechynden St community art studio. ACAVA has a long history of providing arts for mental health projects through our Artspace Programme in partnership with NHS services, these on-going projects focus on the therapeutic benefits of being creative outside of a clinical setting. These new, formal Art Therapy sessions for adults are part of our response to the Grenfell Fire, ensuring ACAVA’s facilities and expertise are best used to support the north Kensington community.

Art Therapy is a psychological therapy that uses art media as its primary form of communication. It is not dependent on spoken language and can therefore help anyone who finds it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally to find a way to communicate their difficult emotions. This can be very helpful in the healing process following a traumatic event such as the Grenfell Tower fire. The sessions provide a private, confidential and non-judgmental space in which people can safely explore their experiences. No previous knowledge or expertise in art is required.

Elaine Zaple Gulliver has developed the Adult Art Therapy provision at ACAVA; she lives in the borough and has worked as an Art Psychotherapist in North Kensington for many years. The service is networked with other services, including CNWL, NHS Mental Health provider in North Kensington, to ensure safe and consistent delivery.

All the Art Psychotherapists in the team are fully qualified at MA level, HCPC (Health Care Professional Council) registered, and DBS vetted.

Sessions at ACAVA can be accessed by drop in or referral and individual work can be set up as needed. Adult Referrals can be made by individuals, carers or professionals.


For further information or referrals on Adult art therapy services available contact:

Elaine Gulliver



For further information on the wider ACAVA Programme contact:

Isabella Niven, ACAVA Programme Manager


0208 960 5015