What people are saying

“Liz Derbyshire is an art therapist whose wide and lengthy experience informs and invigorates her practice.

Her past work has been wide-ranging but it is with children and young people that her work is both outstandingly sensitive and innovative.

She has adapted her practice within schools to fit without disruption into the educational setting but her work as an independent art therapist in private practice is also outstanding.

Liz is a practising artist  and her approach to therapeutic practice has the same creative sensibilities as her paintings.”

Joan Woddis, former Vice President British Association of Art Therapists

“I have worked with Liz since joining The Helix Education Centre in January 2016 and she has worked with some of our youngest and most vulnerable students within our Primary unit.

Liz works with empathy and passion, making insightful comments regarding each child through detailed documentation. She genuinely cares for the children she supports.

Our students loved working with Liz and would look forward to her Wednesdays with us. They would exit her sessions visibly calmer.

Liz goes above and beyond for our children and ensures that all are safeguarded, working within the school’s safeguarding procedures at all times.”

Melissa Barrowcliffe, Deputy Head Teacher The Helix Education Centre 

“Liz makes me feel calm”

High School Student