Art and creativity really can transform lives and Art Therapy offers a gentle, yet powerful and effective, means for us to connect with and to share our own life stories.
What is ‘Art Therapy’?
Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art and other artistic mediums to help people challenge their thoughts and emotions in a unique way.
With this kind of therapy, the goal is to use art as a way of communicating. Art Therapy offers a gentle, yet powerful and effective, means for us to connect with and to share our own life stories.
The creative process offers the opportunity to assess where you are at in your life now, to explore values and patterns of being, and to make choices around preferred ways of being moving forward.
What areas or issues can art therapy help with?
Everything and anything human! Any emotional experience can be explored during an art therapy session. Therapy can help with a wide range of personal, relationship or work-related issues, for example: anxiety, grief, anger, stress, depression & self-confidence.
Do I need to be an artist to have art therapy?
Absolutely not, you don’t need to have any ‘artistic skill’ or ‘talent’ and nothing is judged. In art therapy it is the process of doing and making, the non-verbal process, that will help you discover new insights and gain a clearer understanding of whatever it is that you wish to explore.