Art Therapy

What is art therapy?

Art therapy and drama or movement therapy are forms of psychotherapy that use the creative processes of art-making, movement or drama techniques to explore and communicate issues, feelings, and emotions that may be too difficult or distressing to express directly. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.

As an art therapist, I am regulated by and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have arts-based experience and training in psychological interventions using drama, movement and art to help individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. This form of therapy can help to relieve stress, improve mental well-being, increase self-awareness, develop coping mechanisms and can also treat more complex clinical problems and challenging situations.

What can art therapy help with?

You don’t need to be in crisis or diagnosed with mental illness to benefit from art therapy. It can help you understand your emotions and deal with emotional or mental health problems such as:

How will art therapy help me?

Art therapy can be a life-changing therapy that can help you improve your mental health, overcome social or emotional challenges, and fulfil your potential. During the art therapy sessions, I can support you to: