I left Shetland to study Fine Art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen where I gained a BA (Hons) in Sculpture before moving to Glasgow where I have lived for the past twelve years.

Hometown: Shetland but currently live in Glasgow


About You

During this time I worked as a support worker in a wide range of social care jobs although the past seven years prior to starting the Msc Art Psychotherapy has been spent working full time with 16 – 25 year old young care leavers.  In 2007 I completed the Introduction to Art Therapy course and while it kindled a lasting interest in the subject at that stage in my life I felt too young and inexperienced to embark on the MSc. It stayed with me though and now here I am at QMU, the only university in Scotland to offer the course. 

"A requirement of the course is to undertake personal psychotherapy throughout the two years of study in order to experience first hand therapy from the perspective of the client and to reflect on our own issues that arise and patterns of behaviour that shape us as individuals. It is an extremely interesting course involving diverse placements with academic coursework."
Jenny Jamieson

The Course

I came back to study as I want to progress professionally, personally and bring art back to the forefront of my future career path. I am in my final year so have yet to find out where my studies will lead me.  I am still employed in my previous job on an ‘as and when’ basis although at present I find balancing working with studying to be challenging in a course as intensive as this, so less you need to work while studying the better! 

Life after Graduation

I hope to be equipped with the necessary skills so that I might gain some work in the profession to continue developing as an art therapy practitioner.


Story published 2016-2017

Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies

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