A B O U T
Zahra Akthar is an Art Psychotherapist & Designer from Staffordshire, England. Her main area of interest is working with Refugees, and is passionate about giving vulnerable individuals a voice through creative expression.
Whilst studying her BA (hons) degree in Surface Pattern Design, Zahra decided to utilise her skills and passion for creativity to help and empower others and pursued a career in Art Therapy. She obtained her Master’s in Art Therapy from the University of Chester in 2017. Zahra currently works with the Refugee Council on their partnership project “Surviving to Thriving”. Alongside this, Zahra also works with charities and organisations delivering Art Therapy to children and young people in educational settings.
E D U C A T I O N
MA ART PSYCHOTHERAPY
2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 7
BA (HONS) SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN
2 0 1 2 - 2 0 1 5
ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION
2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 2
P U B L I C A T I O N S
- Akthar, Z. (2017). Giving a Voice, Healing Trauma: Exploring the Usefulness of Art Therapy with Refugee Children (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/621114
C O N T A C T
All work and photographs are copyright protected 2018.