Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
It is a gentle and playful approach to supporting you through a variety of emotions or memories that may be causing you distress.
It is especially good for young people to help them explore and understand their life experience. When words fail, art making can help facilitate emotional expression and get to the root of the problem.
How does it work?
- Individual sessions last one hour.
- Sessions are held at the same time every week.
- The Art Therapy room is a confidential space where you can use art materials to express yourself. These materials can be used in whatever way that feels comfortable to you.
- There is also space to talk about any feelings that arise during the process.
- Angela is present to support you when reviewing and reflecting on your artwork.
Who might benefit from Art Therapy?
Art Therapy can be used to treat a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural issues for all age groups experiencing;
- Attachment issues/Trauma
- Loss or bereavement
- Parental Separation
- Behavioural problems
- Learning disabilities or on the autistic spectrum
- Freedom to develop your own unique creativity
- Personal growth
- Self confidence
- Ability to express emotion
Angela specialises in providing an alternative method of therapy. Art is another form of communication when words are too difficult. This process can improve your capacity for emotional expression and well-being.
You do not need to have any previous experience in art to take part. There is no right or wrong way to paint or draw. Sessions are open and non-judgemental.
MSc, BA (Hons)
Reg: Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists & Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland.