Directors of Arts Therapy Services

The Ragamuffin project was founded in 1999 by Kit Loring and Carrie Herbert for the purpose of developing and delivering Creative Arts Therapy, Training, Supervision and Consultancy in the UK and overseas.

Kit Loring

Kit Loring is a UK State Registered Arts Therapists with a specialism in Dramatherapy. He is also a qualified and registered Clinical Supervisor. As senior partner/practitioner and Director of Therapy Services for The Ragamuffin Project, Kit has developed therapeutic programmes with a broad range of client groups including: Young Offenders and Children with severe behavioural problems; perpetrators and victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and profound and multiple disability and those who have suffered severe brain injury. Kit has also conducted extensive training and supervision programmes in Cambodia, Russia and Finland and provided training workshops at conferences in Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Carrie Herbert

Carrie Herbert is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, qualified Trainer and supervisor. As Director of Arts Therapy Services for The Ragamuffin Project, Carrie’s role combines overall management of Ragamuffin’s work in the UK and overseas, and work as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. Carrie has extensive experience in the following areas: asylum seekers and refugees, mental health, trauma and abuse, post conflict work and therapeutic training and supervision. Together with Kit, Carrie has been developing introductory and specialised training courses in the Healing Arts in Cambodia for the past six years where she is currently based. Carrie has also conducted workshops and presentations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Peru and Greece.
Kit and Carrie both have considerable experience working cross-culturally. They have developed a sensitive and collaborative approach that has enriched their practice as they ‘learn’ from those they teach.