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Lyn French

  • CountryUnited Kingdom


Lyn French is the Director of A Space. She has a background in conceptual art (MA Goldsmiths) and further training in art therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with state registration in both. 

She has an on-going interest in applied psychoanalytic theory and in integrated art and art therapy practice. Her studies at the Tavistock Clinic took her into mental health where she worked for 6 years before taking on a role on the original A Space team in 1997. 

She has written about collaborative art practice including contributing a chapter to the book Art Therapy, Race and Culture (Jessica Kingsley Publishers  2000). In addition to her role at A Space, she is a part-time lecturer on the MSc in Counselling Children and Young People (School of Psychology, Birkbeck). 

She is a close partner of Iniva, helping to produce Iniva’s Emotional Learning Cards and contributing towards the public programme. 

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