About Me

web imageMy name is Olatunde Spence  I am a trauma informed therapist using creative approaches to heal traumatic life experiences.  I am a qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist based in Manchester 

I provide support to adults and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, anger and stress. 

I have lived experience of autism as well as working with people who are autistic.

As a therapist I am committed to working with individuals and groups who have experienced adversity, isolation and discrimination.

I am HCPC registered, fully insured, a member of the British Association of Art Therapist (BAAT) and am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I also offer EMDR therapy. What is EMDR?


Ola is a thoughtful art psychotherapist who cares deeply about her work Dr Chris Wood, Senior Lecturer at Art Therapy Northern Programme

‘Late last year, we were fortunate enough to work alongside Ms Olatunde Spence for a documentary on mental health and wellbeing in professional sport. .

Having previously suffered from depression, our guest was treated with extreme care by Ms Spence. She was supportive in her approach, as well as friendly and sensitive to our guests past and current mental and emotional state. Throughout the session, Ms Spence remained effortlessly caring and gentle, taking her time to help the guest to understand art therapy and its benefits and how to go about working on their piece of art, introducing them to art materials and encouraging their creativity.   Liberty Media would highly recommend Ms Spence as an art therapist and for any media projects”. Liberty Media Productions

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“The art therapy sessions allowed me to rekindle my creative and innovative self which had been suppressed by numerous life issues and experiences.  It provided me with a platform to stop, think and reflect on my journey in life and to reprocess all my worries and concerns to move forward with my life.” Counselling student.