What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art to help a person express themselves and communicate how they are feeling. Art making is central to the therapy and this can allow communication of emotions that might be difficult to explain in words. 

As an art therapist I will support you throughout, encouraging and helping you to make sense of any unwanted feelings and thoughts. Exploring together with care and respect. 

Art therapy can be helpful for a wide variety of needs: loss and bereavement, a traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, confidence and personality struggles.

You do not need to be a ‘good’ artist or have an interest in art, just a willingness to try. Through art therapy you can experience a new way of expressing your feelings and this can help you to think about things in a new way.