I am a qualified art therapist, registered with the Heath Care Professions Council.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy which can help a person deal with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions. These may have arisen because of recent or past events; or sometimes the reason is not clear.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to express how we are feeling. Art has long been associated with healing. Having the space to create in a safe, non-judgemental space can be helpful and empowering.
Art therapy can benefit children, young people and adults. It can be helpful for addressing anxiety, stress or depression; low self esteem or lack of confidence; grief, loss or other life changing events; physical disability or chronic illness and pain; behavioural and social problems; learning disability; eating disorders and self harm; autistic spectrum disorder; abuse, bullying and violence; trauma and post traumatic stress disorder; and many other mental health diagnoses.
It can also be a valuable tool for developing self knowledge and for personal and spiritual growth.
My work experience includes a year in a GP surgery, offering individual art therapy for adults and children; individual and group art therapy in a young peoples' hostel, and supporting another therapist in private practice group work and training courses.
If you'd like to find out how we might work together through art therapy, please get in touch.
Art Therapists are regulated by the HCPC: the Health and Care Professions Council.
For more information about art therapy visit the website of the British Association of Art Therapists.