Nicholas Ball
Nicholas Ball Young Person’s Therapist at Liverpool’s Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS)

Nicholas Ball (He/him/they/them) is a white, queer, able bodied, gender non-conforming, neurodivergent Art Psychotherapist and Artist, who graduated from the University of Derby in 2019, with an MA Distinction in Art Therapy. Nicholas is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and is a member of the Radical Therapist Network. Nicholas’ arts-based MA research, titled “Through Heaven and Hell: a Heuristic exploration of introjective and projective processes within the psychotic state” utilized the image making process as a means to explore the relationship between infantile defences and psychotic experience, through Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Art Psychotherapy theory and literature and included themes surrounding oppression, sexuality and gender. Nicholas is committed to moving into anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice, through an intersectional framework and has previous experience working within the homeless sector and with Looked After Children. Nicholas currently works as a Young Person’s Therapist, with 16 – 25-year olds at Liverpool’s Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS).

Nicholas Ball (He/him/they/them) is a white, queer, able bodied, gender non-conforming, neurodivergent Art Psychotherapist and Artist, who graduated from the University of Derby in 2019, with an MA Distinction in Art Therapy. Nicholas is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and is a member of the Radical Therapist Network. Nicholas’ arts-based MA research, titled “Through Heaven and Hell: a Heuristic exploration of introjective and projective processes within the psychotic state” utilized the image making process as a means to explore the relationship between infantile defences and psychotic experience, through Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Art Psychotherapy theory and literature and included themes surrounding oppression, sexuality and gender. Nicholas is committed to moving into anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice, through an intersectional framework and has previous experience working within the homeless sector and with Looked After Children. Nicholas currently works as a Young Person’s Therapist, with 16 – 25-year olds at Liverpool’s Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS).