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About Art Therapy

This is a form of therapy that allows expression (‘talking’) through the use of art materials, rather than concentrating on verbal communication.

Being “good at art” is not important. What matters is the act of making and what the object or image means to you. Think back to primary school and even before that, when playing with art materials was fun and pleasurable. That is one of the aspects of Art Therapy you may well begin to enjoy: being immersed in simply “making” an image.

Art Therapy provides a safe space to explore any issues you may be concerned about, using the wide variety of art materials available. These include: paper, paints, pencils, crayons, charcoal, clay, fabrics, glue. Requests may be made for further materials not already provided.

Benefits of Art Therapy

Art Therapy can help with the following concerns:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Experience of the Care System
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues