|Starting life with a fascination of colour psychology Vanessa studied the meaning of colours with Aura Soma, UK in 1991, and built on this foundation with continued colour therapy training and workshops with Aura Light, Mantak Chia Tao Colour Healing, Phytobiophysics, Colour Dynamics and other approaches. Graduating in 2000 with Bsc (Hons) occupational therapy, and working within traditional and non traditional settings has given practical experience of conventional and complementary therapy within a range of health and social care settings. Combining these methods appropriately allows the creation of a programme of intervention specifically for your needs and requirements, or refer onto other organisations if appropriate. Colour therapy training and colour workshops in Northampton, UK has included developing Colour for Wellbeing, as part of the Learn 2be non medical intervention with adults experiencing distress. This evaluation indicates that using colour awareness techniques within occupational therapy can provide a low cost sustainable method of alleviating anxiety symptoms, improve confidence and aid relaxation, develop occupational potential and more (Parkes and Volpe 2013).
In private practice and in collaboration with the University of Northampton, developing and supervising role emerging (RE) occupational therapy for business, non-profit, charity and primary care since 2007.
As part of continuing professional development Vanessa has developed Colour for Well-being within context of MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy and environmental design (Volpe, 2016). She is developing ‘Colour Play’, a combined approach using Action Methods, Occupational Therapy and colour specialist skills.
To enquire about collaborative working, RE, colour awareness for professionals or to book an individual appointment call us on the number above or via the contact page.