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We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. Tao Te Ching

After a career as an art director in Milan, Italy, I moved to Stroud, UK, in 2001.
I hold a Post Graduate diploma in Art Therapy and for the last 15 years I have been working with adults, young people and the elderly (individually and in group settings) experiencing various degrees of mental and physical conditions, including people suffering from brain injuries, chronic and life-shortening illnesses, depression, anxiety, trauma, autistic spectrum disorders and special needs. Following, are some of the organisations where I have held therapeutic art sessions:

Elysia Therapeutic Centre, Stourbridge
Headway, Gloucester
Hygeia Health Centre
, RMET – Sheffield
Moreton Hill Care Centre, Stroud
Oaklands Park – Camphill Community, Newnham
Park Attwood Clinic, Trimpley – Bewdley
Parliament Family Centre, Stroud
St. Luke’s Therapy Centre, Stroud
Sue Ryder Care – Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham
The Dean Neurological Centre, Gloucester
The Steppes Nursing Home
, Nailsworth, Stroud

I have a private practice in Stroud, where I offer one-to-one sessions (short or longterm). I co-run Imagine Therapeutic Arts, an open studio practice in Stroud, UK, where I facilitate several group sessions. I also facilitate workshops in the UK and abroad. For a number of years I worked part-time at the Elysia Therapeutic Centre, in Stourbridge, where I co-facilitated an Oasis Group with Melanie Taylor.

During Covid-19, online individual sessions are available via Zoom or Skype. Please, contact me for further information. 

My fees are: £20 for group and £50-£40 for 1:1 sessions (on a sliding scale). Some concessions are available, please enquire for details.

If you are interested and would like to book a session or to ask more questions, please feel free to contact me:

Laura Ridolfi 01453 767059 – 07762 704738 – email