Art Therapy Services
Art Therapy is the use of image making to express our thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Images can be made from a range of materials including paint, clay, pencil, collage, charcoal and pastels. Additionally we can make an image through weaving, mapping and storytelling.
Art Therapy is helpful for children whose primary language is still art and play but also adults who at times find themselves at a loss for words or intellectualising their experience rather than feeling the impact of the challenge
HOW ART THERAPY CAN HELP
Sometimes words are not enough. Art Therapy explores other ways to articulate what has happened as well as our hopes, or fears, for the future. This can allow us to gain a greater understanding of our choices about how to respond to the challenge.
You do not need to be go good at art making as it is not the end result we explore, it is the process of the making that is important as well as your response to your images.
REASONS FOR ART THERAPY
Art Therapy is suitable for people of all ages and can help you explore your experience with:
- Anger and Emotional Outbursts
- Relationship Separation
- Blending Families
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Empty Nest
- Reconnection with Partner
- Sadness and Loss
- Sexual Abuse (not currently under investigation)
- Family Violence
- Childhood Trauma
- Substance Misuse
- Workplace Conflict
Our Principal Psychotherapist, Claire, is a Masters qualified Art Therapist and registered with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association.
Claire maintains her art practice and will support you to express yourself through image making.
Claire can also introduce you to sandtray therapy which becomes your "world" where you can externalise your experiences listen to your reaction if changes were to be made.
Autumn Lake, cold wax and oil on board