Art Therapy

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What is it? - Art Therapy group

Art Therapy, also known as Art Psychotherapy, focuses on the making of drawings, paintings or three-dimensional artwork in the context of a therapeutic relationship. It is a means of helping people, who may find it difficult to express themselves verbally, to engage in psychological treatment. It is a process which can facilitate change within the individual, by providing an opportunity for them to creatively express, explore and work through feelings, inner conflicts and emotional problems effecting their quality of life. Sessions are facilitated by qualified, experienced Art Psychotherapists and provide a safe, supportive space in which to reflect within the context of a group.

Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to experience art-making as a way to increase psychological insight and emotional health.

Those able to commit to the boundaries of a group including confidentiality and regular attendance.

Appropriate for those who are willing to be part of a more in-depth group including trainees or practitioners involved with the caring professions.

 

To enable the development of self-awareness and relating to others.

No specific art skills are necessary but participants need to have a willingness to use the art materials.

Structure

The group will begin with a brief discussion followed by a time for individual art-making and finishing with an opportunity to share images, thoughts and feelings with the group.

All artwork will be stored safely whilst the group is in process. Members are free to take their work at the end of the group if they wish.

Aims

To provide an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings using the art process within a small closed group setting.

To gain insight into the therapeutic use of art-making for personal and/or professional growth.

Potential Outcomes

Experience of using the art process for personal exploration with consistent membership for a set period.

Increased emotional and psychological well-being.

Enhanced ability to relate within social or other group situations.

Development of creative skills.

CLINICAL ART THERAPY SUPERVISION

Clinical supervision refers to a process of reflection on issues of clinical practice between a less experienced practitioner (the supervisee) and a more experienced one (the supervisor). The purpose of supervision is to enhance skills, expertise and ensure safe and good practice.

Gill Lock,

Art Psychotherapist

Guide price:

£25 per Group session, 1.5 hours,

Short course packages available.

£50 per Individual session, 50 minutes.

Please contact for a personal quote