What is Art Therapy?


Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It focuses on the process rather than the product of creating art for the purpose of expressing feelings, thoughts and emotions. Art therapists use a variety of art materials to help clients access thoughts and feelings quicker and easier than with words alone.

Art therapy allows the therapist and client to work together to develop a dynamic interpersonal relationship, with clear boundaries and goals. It differs from traditional art in that the emphasis is on the process of creating rather than the end product.
Art therapy is suitable for all ages, and particularly for those who may be experiencing life changes, trauma, illnesses or disabilities causing distress for the individual and their family.awareness and acceptance.
Art therapy works by contributing to changes in the clients’ inner world, and towards the development of a clients more interrelated sense of self, with increased self-esteem. 

Art therapy can help you:

  • Gain insight into thoughts and feelings
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Deepen self-awareness
  • Learn new communication and problem-solving skills
  • Reduce depression/fear
  • Increase passion for life
  • Decrease self-doubt and self-criticism

Together, we will identify the blocks, their causes and find solutions so that you can begin to create again, discover joy in your chosen medium and move forward feeling safe, excited and joyfuyl!

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