Integrative arts psychotherapist UKCP registered
Available Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
Arts therapy offers people a safe refuge to “journey inside” to explore personal difficulties and life transitions and give voice to the lost, forgotten, damaged or neglected parts of ourselves. It can also lead to the discovery of inner resources and hidden creative potentials.
During sessions, I support you in telling your story through a range of creative forms. We may work using metaphor or image-making, or we may draw upon story-telling, myth or dream-work. You can choose from a range of arts and natural media –drawing, paints, clay, textiles, writing and sand-tray. In some sessions, you may prefer to talk only, which is equally valid. Theoretically I draw upon a range of humanistic, Jungian, psychodynamic and attachment approaches.
You don’t have to be an artist to find art therapy transformative, although many artists do find art therapy enlivens and supports their creative process. Whatever your age, gender, work or background, art therapy can bring deep insight and understanding to difficulties, while offering new ways to engage with life and relationships. What makes art therapy unique is that it makes our inner nature visible, giving concrete form to feelings, beliefs and thoughts. It can also “show” us possible ways-out through conflict and difficulty.
To find out more about an art therapy approach, here is a short TEDx talk I gave on arts as a compass during life transitions.
Art therapy sessions last 50 minutes and I always recommend to book a first one-off session so you can decide whether my approach works for you.
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