Meet the CABS Team

The therapists in our team have diverse skills and expertise in individual, group, and Family Therapy. An Art Therapist (or Art Psychotherapist) is someone who has undertaken approved postgraduate training and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We adhere to the principles of inclusivity and we are committed to valuing diversity.

Paula - MA Art Psychotherapist and Principal Lead of Psychological and Emotional Services

Paula Boyle is an Art Psychotherapist and Designated Safeguarding lead at Harlington Hospice. She regularly presents to educational, health, social and safeguarding partnerships in the borough of Hillingdon, advocating in the best interest for early intervention grief support for children and young people.

Previous to her role at Harlington Hospice, Paula worked in children’s Hospice Care as an Art Psychotherapist in the Charity sector and in the NHS working with adults with learning disabilities. She has presented at regional and national conferences speaking about art therapy in palliative and hospice care. Paula is also a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University for the MA Art Psychotherapy Master’s Degree and foundation course and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Child Bereavement Network UK. (CBN)


Nana – MA Art Psychotherapist and Family Therapy Practitioner

Before joining bereavement services at Harlington Hospice, Nana worked in various settings including the NHS, education, and private health care. She is currently a committee member of Creative Response, BAAT special interest group (Art Therapists working with Loss) and a member of “Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries” special interest group. For the last ten years she worked with children and adults diagnosed with life-limiting conditions. She has edited and written books and articles on topics such as: art therapy in museums, and art therapy in palliative care. The most recent contributions, “Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Reframing Practice” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020, ed.Coles, Jury) and “Migrations: Revealing the personal. Museum practices and recommendations for working on migration, mobility and diversity” (ICOM publication, 2020). She is particularly interested in the role of art therapy in legacy making in the context of end-of-life care.

Ayesha – MA Art Psychotherapist

Ayesha Din trained for her Masters Degree at the Art Therapy Northern Programme SHSC and is HCPC state registered and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

Before joining Harlington Hospice, she worked in numerous settings such as the NHS, private children’s therapy services and charity organisations providing Art therapy. Ayesha has experience working with neurodiverse children, separated asylum seeker children, and refugee families. Ayesha’s approach is person-centred in her therapy sessions, facilitating a safe environment for self-expression and creativity using art as a form of communication. In addition, she is able to tailor the sessions to the clients’ individual needs therapeutically. Ayesha has an interest in family work, incorporating systemic thinking into her practice and is currently training in Family therapy PGCert at Tavistock and Portman.