Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art and creative expression to help people explore their thoughts and emotions in a unique way. The idea behind this type of therapy is to use art as a means of communication, something that can be useful for those who find it difficult to verbalise their feelings. It can help us access our emotions that may be hidden or difficult to feel because of trauma or buried memories.
Experience or skill in art is not required.
The first time you meet with the art therapist you will have the opportunity to talk about what has brought you to art therapy and find out if art therapy can help?
Art therapy sessions work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group a session will typically last around 1-1.5 hours and should take place on a regular basis, for example once a week or once every two weeks.