“Everything you do in the classroom and, importantly, everything you don't do makes a difference”
Bethan Baëz-Devine
‘We have two Art Therapists and, if I could afford it, we’d have more!’ This is what head of Springwell Special Academy Dave Whitaker revealed in a meeting recently, such is the power of the practice to help us understand even our most challenging children.

Art Therapy is a powerful tool that helps children open up and communicate in a non-verbal way so we can better understand why they do what they do – and how we can help them change their behaviours. Bethan has the experience and expertise to support teachers in all sorts of schools to use Art Therapy as a way of helping get the best out of even our most troubled children. She has worked with young people through Sure Start and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as well as supporting psychiatrists in their assessments and working on multidisciplinary teams alongside psychiatric nurses and social workers.

Feedback from recent events include:

"Great workshops and facilitation. Enjoyed the activity and discussion as that made the explanations come alive and be real application. Thank you"

"Excellent workshop by a very knowledgeable lady"

"It was very helpful preparation at this stage in training to hear what Bethan had to say, her honesty and positivity were both helpful and inspiring"

"Very thought-provoking afternoon"
“Sometimes we forget how scary it can be to experience change through a child’s eyes, especially if their inner world is already unsettled and destabalised” - There is Another Way

To read more about Bethan Baëz-Devine please click here

  • Bethan has been with Independent Thinking since May 2014

  • Bethan’s DBS number is 001448670014 issued 19th June 2014

  • Click here to see our price guide


4th December 2017 - Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools - There Has to be Another Way

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.