What is Art Therapy
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
I have been working as an Art Therapist for over eleven years in a variety of settings, working with children, young people and adults.
I have experience of working with but not limited to:
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Eating disorders
- Bereavement and Loss
- Anxiety and Stress
- Mental Health
- Emotional Wellbeing
The first steps into Therapy can be challenging, whether its for you or for your child.
My role is to offer you a non judgmental safe containing environment. I am a person centred Art Therapist, meaning I will work with what you or child wishes to explore during the session.
I believe the most important aspect of any therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It is fundamental to the therapy that you or your child feels comfortable in the space. I will take my time to get to know you during the initial meetings and to listen and hear what you wish to explore in Art Therapy.
You do not need to have any experience or skill with art to benefit from Art Therapy. Sometimes there aren’t the words to express how we feel and art can be a useful way to express and explore what is happening for you emotionally and physically.
Art therapy sessions are confidential, and any art work that is made is treated with the same confidence as anything that is said within the sessions.
If you wish to find out more please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To see my experience please look at my LinkedIn profile.
I am excited to be sharing a Art Therapy group I will be running in collaboration with Steampunk coffee in North Berwick from November 16th -21st December for 6 consecutive weeks 6:30-7:70pm.
Normalisation of mental health is something, which I am very passionate about especially within my local community.
The group is designed for the age group 25-35, a time, which I feel, can be challenging, with a array of different pressures from self, those around you and how society may deem you should be.
The group will be focusing on the theme of loss. Loss is a word which can encapsulate so many experiences, loss of a loved one, loss of our sense of self, loss for the way our life used to be, a loss of understanding in the world around is.
Through exploring our sense of loss, expressing our sense off loss we allow time to pause, tune in and witness that even through loss there is a beauty waiting to be unearthed.
The cost is a small donation at the discretion of each participant. (Donations go towards the cost of art materials.)
Please email for. ore details email@example.com
Thank you to Steampunk for allowing the use of the space to run this group so we can start to provide more support within our local community and continue to normalise mental health.