Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication.
Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues, which may be confusing and distressing for therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly.
Clients may have a wide range of attachment difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.
Art therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients’ needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
All of our services for adoptive parents and Special Guardians are eligible for funding via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF). If you are an adoptive parent or Special Guardian we can give you the information you need to start your ASF application process. Please contact us for more information.