Art Therapy

Unleash your creativity, discover your inner strength, and find your path to healing through the transformative power of art therapy.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses creative processes like drawing, painting, and sculpting to help individuals express themselves and explore their emotions. It combines the principles of psychology with the creative arts to improve mental health and well-being.

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Take advantage of our revolutionary online platform taking therapeutic support into the 21st century by facilitating truly interactive video sessions that feel as real and meaningful as in-person meetings.

Using innovative technology for enhanced engagement, along with convenient features, we enable you to receive customised care, support and more from the comfort of your own home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in Art Therapy sessions?

In the initial phase of therapy, clients work with the therapist to set personal, therapeutic, social, emotional, and professional goals. The therapist explains what art therapy (AT) is, dispels common myths, encourages questions, and assesses the client’s current state and expectations. This phase also involves exploring and familiarizing with art materials, engaging in play, and experimenting with creative modalities.

After the first 2-3 sessions, regular sessions focus on addressing the established goals through creative expression, breathwork, energy work, and movement. The client and therapist collaboratively build a toolkit of strategies, including grounding rituals, goal-specific interventions, journaling, and encouraging creative expression beyond the sessions.

What equipment and supplies do I need?

Art therapy sessions begin with accessible supplies like pens, paper, pencils, and basic stationery. If available, crayons, color pencils, markers, paint, and clay/play-dough are great additions. Materials like magazines or newspapers are also useful for collages.

As far as electronic equipment is concerned, not much is needed. A simple setup with a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access is sufficient. If you have a webcam or built-in camera and a microphone, that’s great, but even just audio participation or sharing your artwork via the camera without showing your face works well. The goal is to make the sessions as accessible and comfortable as possible.

How long is an Art Therapy Session?

Each session generally lasts 60 minutes, but the first session is extended to 75 minutes to cover important topics like consent, ethics, and confidentiality.

What if I'm uncomfortable being on camera during the sessions?

While it is encouraged to participate on camera, clients who are uncomfortable can choose to participate via audio only or by showing only their artwork on camera without revealing their face. This flexibility ensures that everyone can engage in the therapy in a way that feels comfortable for them.

To learn more and access free Art Therapy resources, visit our Resource Hub

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