How does Art Therapy work?
Art therapy/ counselling believes that self-expression through artistic creativity has therapeutic value for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of their personality and personal values. Art therapy goes beyond traditional psychotherapy and visual arts are often considered a stand-alone form of therapy, but it is also often used in combination with other forms of psychotherapy.
Who can Art Therapy benefit?
Art therapy can benefit people of any age, not just children. Our art therapists work with individuals, couples, families, or groups in an environment that does not judge the look and design of each piece but digs deeper into the meaning beyond the art.
Art therapy can be used as a treatment for a wide range of mental disorders and psychological distress. It might be used alongside other psychotherapy techniques such as group therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy to produce a more effective result.
Situations where art therapy can be beneficial include:
Children suffering from behavioural or social problems at school or at home
Adults experiencing severe stress
Individuals suffering from a brain injury
Children with learning disabilities
Children or adults who have experienced a traumatic event
People experiencing mental health problems
Some conditions that art therapy may be used to treat include:
Family or relationship problems
Psychological symptoms associated with other medical issues