About Art Therapy Information for Parents & Carers
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What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is normally provided at school during the day at Nursery, Primary and Secondary school, in hospital units or in Social Services Contact Centres..
We also work along side school staff, social workers and other health professionals, offering opportunities to talk about child development and the emotional wellbeing of all children they work with.
Referrals for Art Therapy
Some children might see an Art Therapist for just a few weeks, whilst others might meet regularly with the Art Therapist for a number of years.
Support and understanding from the family are an important part of the art therapy process.
Parents and carers might want to meet with us to think about referring their child to Art Therapy at the school or through a social worker.
We are currently able to
provide Art Therapy across London and the South East.
We are able to work in Childrens Centres, Mainstream and Private schools, in Community Centres, in Health settings and at Social Services.
If you would like to make an appointment, please do the following:
1. Contact your school, social worker or health professional directly to make them aware of our service, giving them our email address.
2. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
How Art Therapists work
Art therapy has a long history in education, health and the voluntary services. The first Art Therapy course in the UK developed out of teacher training colleges. Nowadays, Art Therapists do not have to train as teachers, but many Art Therapists still work in schools, helping with emotional difficulties that can often hold back a child’s ability to learn.
Art Therapists are also trained to work with families, members of staff and other professionals.
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