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About Art Therapy  Information for Adults


Art Therapy Can Help With...  

  • Depression 
  • Family difficulties 
  • Anxieties
  • Worries   
  • Aggression 
  • Phobias  
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Conflict
  • Fears  
  • Self-esteem    
  • Emotional difficulties  
  • Support for carers
  • Coping with Physical or Neurological Illness


What is Art Therapy

Art Therapy provides a time and space for a person to explore their problems or conflicts in a safe environment, in the presence of an Art Therapist.

The art making can be used as a means of non-verbal communication to express thoughts, feelings and concerns about physical issues.

The importance lies in the process of art making, not in the ability of the individual to produce technically competent work. 

Therefore you don’t have to be ‘good’ at art to receive Art Therapy.  

All sessions are private and confidential. 

A wide range of art materials are available for you to experiment with and use.


How Can Art Therapy Help?   

Producing images can be viewed as a type of symbolic speech.  Images can be a more powerful communication than words.  

 Putting difficult feelings onto paper, into clay or another chosen medium can be a less threatening way of exploring issues.

Through the support and in partnership with the Art Therapist, an individual can work towards understanding the meaning of the images and the process of making, which provides a focus for discussion, self evaluation and healing.  

Art Therapy also provides an outlet for creativity and social interaction. 

It can help to stimulate the mind and senses, bringing a healthier sense of well-being.  This can help develop health and well-being on both neurological and psychological levels.


Referrals to Art Therapy

We are currently developing links with voluntary and charity organisations, with local councils and with community health centres.   We are currently able to work in London and the South East.

We are able to offer services where funding can be granted to provide Art Therapy within existing local services.  At the moment we do not offer private practice.

We offer either group or individual Art Therapy, held at the same time and day every week. Both short and long term Art Therapy can be offered.

If you feel you might benefit from art therapy, please contact your local GP, social worker, Occupational Health or other professional.  Please ask them to contact us at info@arttherapyspace.co.uk  We will then liaise with them to discuss how we might work together.  

You can also contact us by email with any queries you might have.

  • Please leave your telephone number and a brief outline of your query.  


  • We will then telephone you to discuss your query and obtain other relevant details. 

Once it is possible to establish a service for you, you will then be invited to an appointment to meet the Art Therapist to discuss your concerns in person and plan a course of treatment.


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