Meet the Team
Mary Rose and Patricia are leading Practitioners, Supervisors, Curriculum Developers and Educators in the field of Art Therapy with Children, Young People and Families. Their wealth of practice and teaching experience at vocational and postgraduate levels has equipped them to offer consultation and supervision to a range of organisations both nationally and internationally. Our directors are committed to professional excellence and are passionate about sharing their experience and skills.
Mary Rose Brady
A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Mary Rose Brady is also a Consultant Art Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Parenting Practitioner and Lecturer with over 30 years’ experience in working with the impact of trauma on child, adolescent and adult development. She lectures at several Universities and Institutes in the UK and overseas. As an ambassador for the Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission she continues to advise charities on the therapeutic use of art including with trafficked children in Europe and India.
Mary Rose is a partner and Course Director of the first Creative Therapeutic Practice course in the UAE. She previously held a senior post at the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) where she was lead advisor for children and young people, devised their ARTiculate Course and the first Accredited Children’s Diploma Course.
During her time at one of the UK's leading Children's Charities she led their Creative Therapy Strategy, resulting in the creation of the first National Centre for Excellence. Currently commissioned to write the Handbook for Working with Children and Young People in Art Therapy Mary Rose has also written for the Lancet and The Huffington Post on Children’s Mental Health.
Dr Patricia Watts
Patricia is an independent Art Psychotherapist, Practitioner and Consultant who specialises in working with children and young people. Patricia has expertise with children and young people with physical health conditions is also lead author of a manual to support the emotional wellbeing of children with physical health conditions as part of a collaborative research project.
She is a Visiting Lecturer in Arts Therapies and previously held a senior position at the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) where she supported practice and development at a strategic level. Patricia is a regular supervisor and trainer on BAAT's Children’s Diploma Course. She previously worked in the voluntary sector within children and family services as a Practitioner and Team Leader. She has completed a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Science, her research examining the impact of poverty within therapeutic sessions.
Patricia studied Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) at art school and has Postgraduate Certificates in Child Protection and Family Group Decision Making and offers Child Protection consultancy to several organisations working with children, young people and families.