“It is only in being creative that
the individual discovers the self."

D.W. Winnicott

Art Therapy

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is an accessible form of psychotherapy which can provide emotional support. It uses art and creativity as a non-verbal way to explore difficult or painful issues. This non-verbal approach is particularly helpful for people who feel uncomfortable with more traditional ‘talking’ therapies.

Art therapy is not an art lesson and it is not necessary to have previous experience or expertise in art. Nor does the art therapist judge whether the art is 'good' or 'bad', or make a clinical diagnosis based on the work produced. In this way people can express feelings that they may find hard to explain. Ultimately, how the art and verbal discussion combine is determined by the needs of the individual.

How can art therapy help?

When people experience emotional difficulties they can find dealing with every day life hard and their relationships with family, friends and work can be affected. Many people need extra support at some time. Art therapy can provide that support by giving people time to think in a safe space to work through some of their problems.

Art therapy can assist with an individual’s emotional, psychological, social and physical needs.

The art therapist helps people to understand their emotions and find positive ways to express them. He/she will work using a wide range of theoretical approaches tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The sessions can help people to explore behaviours and develop strategies for change and growth for improved general wellbeing.

What is a registered art therapist?

An art therapist is someone who has undertaken an approved training in Art Therapy to postgraduate degree level and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Adam is a fully qualified registered art therapist and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). As such he abides by and maintains the strict ethical codes of conduct in line with both these professional bodies.

What sessions are available?

As well as his art therapy work within institutions, Adam sees clients for individual art therapy sessions from his private practice in Lewes, East Sussex. He also periodically runs public Mindfulness Based Art Therapy Courses.

Making contact

Please feel free to call or send Adam an email on the contact details below.

Tel: 01273 473281
Email: adam@themindfulorg.co.uk

Tel: 01273 473281  -  Email: deborah@themindfulorg.co.uk

Mindfulness Courses, Mindfulness & Relationships Coaching, Counselling.
East Grinstead, West Sussex and Lewes, East Sussex

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