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Art Therapy

Art Therapists create art-based processes as part of their therapeutic work with children and young people. The experience of expressing oneself through creative activity facilitates self-expression, communication, self-awareness, and personal development, and has been found to assist physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

Art therapy can provide a valuable mode of communication and expression for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, or behavioural concerns. The consequent insights and personal understandings of expressive therapy can be instrumental in facilitating change for those experiencing stress, mental health problems, grief, or a traumatic event.

Art therapy can be delivered through an individually tailored program or through group sessions. Art therapy groups involve collaboration and socialisation to further increase confidence, self esteem, communication skills, self expression, and social skills.

Art Therapy utilises many modalities, such as:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Dance and movement
  • Psychodrama
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Clay work and sculpture
  • Poetry and creative writing
  • Narrative storytelling
  • Photography
  • Sand play

Art Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of concerns:

  • Children with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism
  • Adults experiencing stress
  • Children suffering from behavioural issues at school or at home
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • Children or adults who have experienced a traumatic event
  • Adults and children who are suffering from grief