At Inspirative Arts, we aim to inspire growth – so we’re always looking to develop our own expertise and skills.

We’re continually building on our experience and knowledge by undertaking training to enhance our understanding of clients that we work with, for example, Disability awareness, deaf awareness training, understanding the autism spectrum and inclusion training. We are fully DBS checked and have completed Safe Guarding Adults training, Person Centred Risk Assessment training, SCIP and Moving and handling.

Read more about our professional experience below.

<strong>Sarah Paine</strong>
Sarah PaineInspiring the Vision | Co-founder
Sarah has gained a BA Hons in Creative Expressive Therapies in 2009. In September 2016 she enrolled on to Msc in Health and Social care and has completed a PGCE as part of the course. She has worked with young adults as part of her 4 years with Aim higher (government initiative) as well as severely disabled adults while living in Japan for 6 months. Her experiences have enriched and equipped her to deliver workshops and work one to one with a wide range of ages and abilities. She devotes her time to delivering training for Inspirative Development or delivering sessions for Inspirative Arts as a Creative Well-being specialist. As the ‘fiery redhead’ the only fire she creates is the fire of passion for seeing and being part of positive change in the social care sector. Sarah directed her passion into starting Inspirative Arts as she is one of the co-founders. She exerts her energy engaging in creative playful and dramatised techniques for her professional development, whilst also enjoying good work out and healthy life style. Her friendly, patient, social personality means you will often see her at marketing events sharing the vision and values of Inspirative Arts and Inspirative Development!
<strong>Philippa Buchanan</strong>
Philippa BuchananCreator of Opportunities | Director
Philippa spent many years working in voluntary and public sector management before deciding to change careers, gaining a first class honours degree in Creative Expressive Therapies, specialising in drama. This has enabled Philippa to combine her two passions – creative arts and working with people. Philippa enjoys working at Inspirative Arts, facilitating groups and doing one to one work with clients, using art, drama and movement. She believes in the infinite potential of people, and loves seeing our clients achieve and have fun. Outside of Inspirative Arts Philippa performs with two theatre companies, specialising in Theatre in Education and Playback Theatre; she also holds diplomas in ante and postnatal support, doing family support work for two national charities.
<strong>Rebecca Morley</strong>
Rebecca MorleyCustomer Journey Coordinator / Qualified Dramatherapist
Rebecca graduated from the University of Derby with her MA in Dramatherapy following her BA Honours in Performance and Professional Practice where she was awarded a first. Since 2015 she has been working for Inspirative Arts in the capacity of both a therapist and as our customer care coordinator. Several years of experience working in a variety of care settings has provided Rebecca with a good understanding of the differing needs of the clients she works with. Rebecca has also worked as a drama teacher for a local academy for over five years adding further skill to her practice. In what spare time she has, Rebecca enjoys releasing her own creativity in performing for local theatre groups. She is passionate about promoting the benefits of different art forms and how these can provide us with transferrable skills that support us through the challenges life presents.
<strong>Sarah Buxton</strong>
Sarah BuxtonDramatherapist (Registered with HCPC and BADth)
Sarah successfully completed her MA Dramatherapy and qualified from the University of Derby in 2012. Prior to training to become a therapist she completed a degree in BSc Hons Psychology and Counselling Studies. Sarah has been involved with Inspirative Arts (IA) since 2015 and in 2017 has had the amazing opportunity to become one of IA’s core staff.

Sarah has several years of experience working with a variety of client groups and ages both on an individual basis and in therapy groups. She believes strongly in building a good therapeutic relationship with clients and providing a safe, empathic space for individuals to express and explore difficulties within their life. Sarah is passionate about the arts psychotherapies and believes each individual is unique therefore, works from a client centred approach.

Sarah also works in other organisations in a variety of roles including therapist, care coordinator, counsellor coordinator, supervisor and training facilitator.

<strong>Georgina Rolfe</strong>
Georgina RolfeHCPC Registered Dramatherapist & Creative Expressive Specialist
Georgina started off at Inspirative arts volunteering in 2013 wanting to gain practical experience while studying the creative expressive therapies degree at Derby University. As she gained her first class degree she became a sessional member of staff, facilitating groups and individual sessions. Georgina then wanted to expand and deepen her knowledge while worker here and within mental health and trained to become a Dramatherapist. Georgina has since delivered therapeutic services across a number of schools in Derbyshire along with running a Children In Need funded project across Derby. Georgina has experience in working with teenagers, children, mental health, disabilities and sexual abuse. Georgina uses a person centred approach and has a creative and playful attitude.
<strong>Rosie Smith</strong>
Rosie SmithCreative Expressive Specialist
Rosie graduated from Derby University in 2016 with first class BA Hons Creative Expressive Therapies. Rosie has worked creatively for a number of years particularly using music, drama and dance with children, adults with disabilities and in schools and hospitals/hospices.
Starting as a volunteer at Inspirative Arts, Rosie has gained a number of qualifications within autism awareness, activity provision and working creatively internationally and is now a Creative Expressive Specialist. Rosie facilitates lively and playful groups using sensory, musical and storytelling elements.
Outside of Inspirative Arts, Rosie regularly uses her creativity choreographing dance pieces and performing in musicals, shows and plays.
<strong>Sharnai Baker</strong>
Sharnai BakerMaster of First Impressions
Sharnai is our receptionist and volunteer manager here at Inspirative Arts. Her face will be the first face you see; she will greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome. Sharnai is currently working towards her level 3 qualification in business and administration. She loves putting smiles on people’s faces and being a helping hand so if ever that is what you need she is your girl! Sharnai loves to be inspired and to inspire others. She loves building relationships and connecting with people as she’s a very sociable person. Interested in becoming a volunteer for Inspirative Arts? Contact Sharnai!
<strong>Stephanie Brown</strong>
Stephanie BrownRelationship Manager
Steph began her journey here as a volunteer in 2013, she caught our attention as she began to blossom and we saw her multi-talented skill set. Steph is now one of our highly skilled Creative Expressive Specialists, she has gained a First Class Honors Degree in Creative Expressive Therapies, and with her experience and natural talent for supporting our clients she has quickly become a valued facilitator. Steph is a compassionate, understanding and caring person – she is our very own super woman who goes around implementing person-centred services for our clients. Steph is hugely passionate about people and making a positive impact in our community; she strongly believes in how the arts can bring positive change. She is well known in the office for her friendly approachable nature and for spreading sparkle and shine wherever she goes. In being a compassionate, understanding and caring person, Steph takes her time to co-ordinate client journeys; from the initial assessment she ensures individuals are accessing the right support, from that point on she over-looks their journey taking the time to review and reflect and ensure all achievements are celebrated. Interested in our services? Book an appointment with Steph.
Laura GeeBusiness Administration | Receptionist

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