I am a qualified HCPC and BAAT registered Art Psychotherapist offering individual and group art therapy sessions for children, adults and elderly who may have a wide range of different mental health issues, emotional and physical difficulties. I use a wide range of art materials and mediums through which the clients have an opportunity to explore their self through creativity and non-verbal communication, with the option of verbal interaction. I use both, directive and non-directive approach following clients’ needs and wishes which enables externalisation and exploration of the clients’ internal selves through imagery within a safe and confidential therapeutic space. I believe that art psychotherapy provides a gentle medium for setting the client on the path of recovery and healing.
What is Art Psychotherapy?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. Clients spend part of the therapy session creating an image and part of the session exploring the image with their Art therapist. Clients need have no previous experience or skill in art. The overall aim of Art Therapy is to enable a client to effect change and personal growth through the use of art materials within a safe and facilitating environment. Art therapy offers the opportunity for expression and communication through the art form and can be particularly helpful to people who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally.