WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
Art Therapy (or Art Psychotherapy) is the combination of art making; the tactile use of materials, and different mindful processes alongside psycho-dynamical psychotherapy theories, techniques and psychological thinking and framework. It’s another way to make sense of the world around us; inner and outer, along with encouraging emotional and physical expressions which could lead to self-empowerment; positive engagement and gaining a greater insight to your own mental health.
DO YOU OFFER TASTER SESSIONS?
Before you commit to entering into our service, we'll invite you for a taster session with your would-be therapist. This session will be free of charge, last 15 minutes and will give you a chance to decide if we're the right fit. You'll be welcome to end this session at any-time and you won't have to make your decision at the end of the session, you can do this in your own time.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING AGAINST COVID-19?
We are closely monitoring the current government guidelines and restrictions. Masks are mandatory during sessions unless the client is exempt or it would cause distress. Our therapy spaces are cleaned using chemicals proven to be effective against covid-19 between sessions. Clients are encouraged to use hand sanitiser upon entering and exiting the space and are advised not to come to sessions if they are experiencing any symptoms.
DO YOU WORK WITH NUERODIVERGENT CLIENTS?
Yes! We work with with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our Lead Psychotherapist has a vast amount of experience working with Nuerodivergent clients and uses this to shape the way we work. Should the client require additional assistance or changes we will be happy to discuss these.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP THERAPY?
We are currently in the process of planning some group therapy sessions. Spaces in these groups will be limited and given on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to sign up for updates about this, you can do so here:
If you are interested in organising group therapy for a group of your own, please contact us here:
DO YOU OFFER PLAY THERAPY?
Art Therapy and Play Therapy have many elements that cross-over. We use a range of techniques in our therapy processes including some elements of play therapy. Clients will always be encouraged to use their therapy sessions in whatever way they feel is most beneficial to them.
DO I ALWAYS HAVE TO MAKE ART?
There is no HAVE to's in the way we work, if you would rather just talk for some of your sessions that's absolutely fine. You will be encouraged to use your therapy session in whatever way you feel is most beneficial to you at the time.
DO I NEED TO BE GOOD AT ART?
Absolutely not! Art Therapy is about the process and emotions you go through when creating artwork with your therapist.