Art therapy (also called 'art psychotherapy') is a psychological therapy using a range of art materials and processes to manage, contain and process difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences, and a range of emotional, developmental and learning difficulties.
Many people find this easier than simply talking, as art making can describe a complex mixture of meanings difficult to put into words alone. It is not necessary to be able to draw or to be 'good at art' to benefit from art therapy.
Art therapy provides an excellent, evidence based component to early intervention services for child, adolescent and adult mental health and education services.
I work with a variety of clients, both adults and children. If you would like further information, please email me or click the 'PDF' icon below to download the leaflet, 'Introducing art therapy', or visit the website for the British Associsation of Art Therapists.
What clients are saying...
"Art therapy has made such a difference for me; I had real trouble sleeping before I saw David. It's great value for money."
"I like art therapy... I don't feel angry any more, I tell my teacher if I'm upset now. Before art therapy I just used to run out of the classroom."
"My student always returns to the classroom much calmer after art therapy with David. He seems better able to concentrate through the rest of the day."
"Following several weeks of art therapy with David, there had been a marked response in my client's behaviour. He was able to stop and think about his actions and contain and manage them in a much more positive way."
"David has made such an impact on the child I referred to him, where he can now access mainstream school without issue and home life has settled."