What is Art therapy?
Art therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach which uses artwork as a means of expression and a way for you to communicate your thoughts and feelings. Art therapy can work for any ages, regardless of gender, this approach can help with emotional, behavioural or mental health issues.
The process of Art Therapy
Art therapy can be seen as a three-part process, inclusive of you, your therapist and the artwork. Art therapy allows you to be creative and expressive, allowing you to communicate your emotions using your artwork. This form of therapy can be offered on a one-to-one basis or through a group, sessions tend to be 50 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the therapists.
How do Art Therapy sessions work?
Art therapy uses creative methods such as drawing, painting, colouring to help you express what you’re feeling, the artwork is then worked through in your therapy, establishing your emotions and psychological patterns. An art therapist is trained in looking for the unconscious messages in your artwork and will explore this with you in your sessions, to help you understand yourself better.
As with any form of therapy, you don’t have to have tried it before to access the service. If you feel this therapy will be beneficial for you, by all means, reach out to a therapist who offers this approach.
We have therapists working from Kay’s Counselling office in Birmingham and therapists across the UK on our directory. All our therapists go through a rigorous interview process, aiming to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to help you work through your issues through counselling or psychotherapy.
All our therapists know the level of courage it takes for you to contact us to start your journey, we aim to match the same level of courage in our therapists, who have a desire to help you achieve your goals with their expertise.
Check out our directory, we’re very selective about who we work with, we aim to have therapists who have the expertise to help you with your issues. Click here to view our directory.