WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art materials and images to help with communication.

We explore the way you create, what you make and your changing moods and behaviour.

 

WHY USE ART MATERIALS?

When we are struggling to express how we truly feel inside, the creative process can help identify what is going on.

Images you create are like signposts on how you deal with the world.  It is sometimes much more comfortable to see how you feel and talk about the images.

HOW ART THERAPY WORKS

Depending on your needs you will be offered up to 6 therapy sessions to assess if art therapy is for you.

Your experiences will then be reviewed with you and any carers involved to explore if the therapy was useful.  A further plan will be discussed and agreed if appropriate.

Art therapy remains voluntary and you could leave if you feel uncomfortable at any time.

At the end of therapy you can choose if you want to take your art work home.

WHO CAN USE ART THERAPY?

You do not need any special skills to take part.

Art therapy can be used with individuals or groups.  We will cater for any sensory difficulties.  Children or adults.

If you have no verbal communication skills our therapists have experience with symbols and makaton, however very often the images and the way you create can communicate for you.

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