Lillian Shipton
Lillian Shipton
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Lillian Shipton

Edinburgh, United Kingdom



About Lillian

As a dedicated and compassionate HCPC and BACP qualified art psychotherapist, Lillian brings a wealth of expertise and experience in facilitating transformative healing journeys for adults who have experienced trauma, stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and other mental health struggles. With a strong commitment to the therapeutic process, Lillian empowers individuals to discover their inner strengths, fostering growth, resilience, and emotional well-being.

Education and Credentials:

Lillian completed her MSc Art Psychotherapy (International) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This professional foundation enables her to provide the highest standard of ethical and client-centered care.

Expertise and Specialisation:

With a primary focus on art psychotherapy, Lillian combines the expressive power of art with evidence-based therapeutic techniques to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their emotions, memories, and experiences. She has a profound understanding of trauma-informed care, allowing her to work sensitively with individuals who have endured distressing life events.

Throughout her career, Lillian has honed her skills in addressing various mental health challenges, including but not limited to trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. Her unique blend of empathy and clinical expertise enables her to connect deeply with clients and tailor therapy approaches to meet their individual needs.

Professional Approach:

With a person-centered and strengths-based approach, Lillian guides clients on a transformative journey towards self-awareness, growth, and healing. Emphasising creativity and self-expression, she fosters a supportive environment where individuals can freely explore their emotions and experiences through the artistic process.

Collaborative and Empowering:

Recognising the importance of collaboration in the therapeutic journey, Lillian works closely with clients to co-create goals and develop personalised treatment plans. By fostering a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere, she empowers clients to harness their innate resilience and discover their inner resources.

Advocate for Mental Health:

Beyond her clinical practice, Lillian is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatisation. She actively engages in workshops, seminars, and community outreach initiatives to promote mental health well-being and education.

If you are seeking a skilled art psychotherapist with expertise in trauma, stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and other mental health struggles, Lillian offers a confidential and supportive space to embark on a transformative healing journey. Contact her today to take the first step towards reclaiming your emotional well-being.


  • Master of Science - Art Psychotherapy (International) (Queen Margaret University)
  • Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT) for PTSD & Complex Trauma (Trauma Psychology Training)






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