About art therapy
As part of our range of services, we offer an art therapy group for people struggling with mental, emotional and psychological difficulties.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. It is practiced by qualified registered art therapists who work with children, young people, adults and older people in a wide variety of settings.
Sometimes it is difficult to talk directly about difficulties and feelings so communicating through art may be easier. Sometimes words alone do not seem enough but images and words together may be able to convey what you want to say.
You do not have to be good at art, just willing to have a go. There are different materials available from paints and pencils to collage materails and air drying clay. It may take a bit of experimenting to find out what suits you best.
You do not have to talk about what you have made if you don't want to: there is time to talk during the sessions. But you can learn a lot through listening to others' experiences if you do not feel ready to share yourself.
This is a supportive group where members use the art materials to explore their feelings and be creative. The non-medical setting can help participants to feel more in control of managing their mental health.
Following the latest Government advice we have made the sad decision to cancel all art therapy and art for wellbeing groups at this time. If you are a current art therapy or art for wellbeing member please contact Fiona and Sue directly on 07547 203334 (leaving a message with your name and number) or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to discuss how we can continue to support you at this time.
The art therapy Project is supported by the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities Program.
Find out more
If you feel you would benefit from being part of a group like this, or you would like to make a referral, please contact us on 020 8778 7258 and leave your contact details for the Art Therapy team and we will get back to you. Or you can email us on:
"It gives you a way of expressing your feelings without having to talk about them."