About us

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Ursula Murry

Art Therapist

Co-founder and consultant at Red Door Studio

Ursula is an Art Therapist holding an MA in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT, Cork and is fully accredited by the Irish Association of Creative Art Therapists (IACAT). Ursula's expertise is in the area of mental health, recovery and wellbeing with an emphasis on using effective creative approaches in these areas. Ursula's work practice is client centred as well as trauma and attachment informed. 

Ursula also works as a cross professional supervisor. Her work is grounded in strong ethical foundations and codes of best practice as set out in The Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Irish Association of Creative Art Therapists and the Supervisors Association of Ireland. Ursula has many years of experience as a community artist and delivering workshops and training to groups, organisations and educational institutions.

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Kate O Sullivan

Art Therapist 

Co-founder and consultant at Red Door Studio

Kate O’Sullivan is an Art Therapist and workshop facilitator. She holds MA Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT, Cork. She is fully accredited by Irish Association of Creative Art Therapists (IACAT) and works in line with their Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Kate’s special interest is in personal growth and development. Her experitise lays in supporting people that face life challenges through creative means. She has participated in extensive training to deepen her knowledge in the fields of mental health and personal development. Kate’s support as an Art therapist and facilitator is client centered and grounded in strong ethical foundations and continues to evolve as she pursues continual professional development and training with approved methodologies. She has an extensive experience in designing and delivering workshops, both online and in person.

About Red Door

Kate and Ursula are experienced art therapists who offer individual art therapy to people of all ages. If you would like some information about individual art therapy please contact us. If you would like to make a referral you can do so here.

Our story so far

Whilst working with individuals we began to identify the need for group supports which led us to facilitated a space for personal development and wellbeing. We ran a creative therapy space in our own studio every Friday morning and welcomed people from all walks of life in to the group. This created opportunities for people to express themselves, engage in reflective discussion and relate this to everyday life. 

 

We then received requests to facilitate groups and workshops for community organisations. Red Door Studio began to be known throughout County Galway. We had achieved good momentum until the Covid-19 pandemic hit but we used this time to review and reframe our business and started to provide workshops and training online - an opportunity to expand our experience!

 

It was also an opportunity to expand our customer base. With the help of the corporate and NGO sector we explored how creativity can have a positive impact on wellbeing in the workplace. From our research we found agreement that expressing ourselves in a fun way and reflecting together in a group organically creates meaningful social connections - essential to fulfilment and productivity in the work place.

Creativity combined with person centred therapy has a lot to offer in relation to our mental health, wellbeing and overall satisfaction in life!