What We Do
We are a group of qualified art therapists who want to empower and improve the mental well-being of those with mental health disorders. We work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. We offer a range of services, including one-on-one art therapy and group art therapy. During these sessions, you will begin by having a conversation with one of our experts, who will help you set goals of what you would like to get out of art therapy. From there we will begin creating, through an art medium of your choice. This could mean working with clay, paint, dance or music. Our role is to offer guidance when needed, but you are free to express yourself in any way you choose. We will use the artwork you have created as a tool to work towards your specific goal, whether that may be improving your mental well-being, or developing social and emotional skills.
We also run recreational art workshops that have a more leisurely feel, but are also proven to promote positive mental well-being, there really is something for everyone. Please see our ‘Whats On’ section to find out more!
Why We Do It
Creative art therapies can be a great way of expressing emotions without using words. Art therapy can be beneficial to many people, specifically those with mental health disorders such as Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Art therapy can also help by improving your social and emotional skills. Our mission is to support individuals using art as a means to express any negative emotions they may be feeling, whilst celebrating and encouraging positive emotions. Studies show that art therapy can reduce feelings of depression and stress, whilst encouraging people to be more open with their emotions. We pride ourselves on helping our clients reach their goal, whatever that may be, without interference or judgment of any kind.
Want to know more about art therapy?
This is what the British Association of Art therapists have to say about it.
Exciting Developments are happening
Read this interesting article about how virtual reality can be incorporated into art therapy practices.
Cant make it?
If you would like to get involved but can’t make it to any of our upcoming sessions, try art therapy at home!