What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of talking psychotherapy in which art making takes place as well as verbal communication. It is a confidential service, meaning that it is private. Sometimes feelings and experiences are too difficult, painful or confusing to put into words and art materials offer a way of exploring these aspects of ourselves and understanding ourselves better through image-making.
Art Therapy is not about being 'good' at art-making, instead it is a way to play with materials and explore through the image. This might simply involve manipulating clay with your hands or splashing paint onto paper.
In order to be an Art Therapist, a professional must, by law, complete an intensive two year post-graduate degree during which it is required that the trainee undergoes their own personal Psychotherapy. These rigorous requirements ensures that Art Therapists are highly professional, ethical and experienced practitioners. Which in turn means that you can trust the quality of the therapy you are receiving.
I am a fully qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with the Health Care and Professionals Counsel and The British Association of Art Therapists. I have over 5 years of clinical experience and have a specialism in healing trauma through body based practices and through art-making.
/ HCPC Registered : AS16439
"Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul." - Amit Ray