Art Therapy uses creative approaches as ways of encouraging clients to explore their experiences and feelings.
Art Therapy can offer support with:
- Trauma and abuse
- Emotional difficulties
- Identified mental health problems
- Family breakdown
- Bereavement and loss
No previous art experience or skills are required. Art making is pleasurable and can make it easier to give shape to feelings and experiences which are otherwise difficult to access or to describe with words. Sometimes there are too many words and art can help to find what is important.
Art Therapy can be beneficial for both adults and children.
The sessions for children involve art making, play and talking. The child and therapist work together to make sense of the child’s difficulties and offer a safe and contained space where thoughts and feelings can be expressed.
Children and young people:
- Behavioural difficulties
- family conflict
- social difficulties
- low mood
The Art Therapist has an up to date ‘Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check as required when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The sessions provided are confidential. Images or art work are also confidential and stored securely.
When there are concerns for the safety of a client or the safety of others, an appropriate referral will be made. This will be discussed with the clients prior to the referral being made.
Further information on the art therapy sessions, confidentiality, information sharing, data protection will be given during the initial meeting.