Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy where one is able to use the creative process of making art to explore feelings and express unconscious material that is often difficult to articulate in words.

Art therapy is not about someone showing you what to draw or how to paint. It is about working through the issues that come up in the process of creation. Art therapy is a powerful tool for accessing the unconscious for self-realisation and for exploring an alternative path to healing.

Art therapists are trained in both art and therapy. They are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art. Art therapists work with people of all ages.

There are many reasons why people find art therapy beneficial. For example:

  • to express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise
  • to explore their imagination and creativity
  • to develop healthy coping skills and focus
  • to improve self-esteem and confidence
  • to increase communication skills
  • to share in a safe nurturing environment
  • to identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth
 

Contact us or visit our Art Therapists profiles if you would like more information.