Arts Therapy

Arts therapy is a form of psychotherapy which uses the creative process of making art, music or drama to improve a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.

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The hope is that by expressing one's self artistically people can resolve issues such as...

  • addiction
  • trauma
  • grief/loss
  • compulsive gambling
  • depression
  • panic
  • anxiety
  • stress

There may be emotional experiences that prompt feelings or memories that cannot be easily put into words. Arts therapists are trained to pick up on non-verbal signals that are often expressed through the creative process. There is no requirement to be talented in the arts to benefit from this type of treatment. Although it may seem different at first, the therapist should be able to ensure you soon feel comfortable with this form of expression.

An initial session will begin with a consultation, taking note of the client's physical condition, medical history and any related lifestyle factors. Using this information a programme of therapy would then be agreed. An initial session would also involve familiarising yourself with the materials and the session format. Future sessions would involve creative time and then a discussion on what has been produced, the experience of creating it and how the themes in the art relate to your life. An initial session is likely to be an hour long and further sessions 30 to 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required will very much depend on the nature of the condition. Arts therapy is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All Arts therapists must complete an approved education and training programme before they can register. They must also hold a relevant insurance policy and adhere to the HCPC's Code of Ethics and Conduct. Arts Therapy professional associations include:

  • British Association of Art Therapists
  • British Association of Dramatherapists
  • British Association for Music Therapy
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Joan Benjamin
Joan Benjamin Therapist

Joan Benjamin, Arts Therapist Surry

I have many years experience and work individually to help clients resolve and move on from different sorts of emotional difficulties. Each client is unique and the challenges they face vary greatly. Often a tricky knot in their past is found. This has overshadowed their present and their future life. A... [read more]

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Alice Myles
Alice Myles Therapist

Alice Myles, Arts Therapist London

I am an experienced psychotherapist and art psychotherapist. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to help those suffering from issues such as stress, anxiety, sadness or depression or who feel they lack purpose and meaning in life.

My therapy practice is within easy reach of the Northern Line, close to... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Psychotherapy

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Muge Erdogmus-Turnbull
Muge Erdogmus-Turnbull Therapist

Muge Erdogmus-Turnbull, Arts Therapist London

I am a fully accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist with over 13 years of experience, offering individual therapy sessions in North London. I am registered with UKCP and HCPC.

I've worked as the Lead Therapist in counselling organisations, founded and ran the Dramatherapy service in one of... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Counselling
Psychotherapy

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Camilla Matthews
Camilla Matthews Therapist

Camilla Matthews, Arts Therapist Coventry

I have nearly thirty years experience of offering emotional help.
I believe that in pursuing therapy an individual is seeking a humane and understanding response. The defining nature of what it means to be human is our basic capacity and desire for meaningful interactions and conversations. People come to therapy confused... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Psychotherapy

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Gary Smith
Gary Smith Therapist Verified Therapist

Gary Smith, Arts Therapist Edinburgh

Gary Smith is a psychotherapist and counsellor, supervisor and experienced group facilitator with over 30 year's involvement in personal development work with both individuals and groups.

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Counselling
Psychotherapy

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Flisan Beard
Flisan Beard Therapist

Flisan Beard, Arts Therapist Colchester

I am an Art Psychotherapist who promotes the work with art materials for an engagement of verbal and non verbal conversations in the therapeutic interplay. I will through various creative engagements build on resilience in order to hold and work through psychological materials that are effecting the client's ability to move... [read more]

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Alexis  McGlone
Alexis  McGlone  Therapist

Alexis  Mcglone , Arts Therapist Lewes

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and teacher and have a passion for working with people. I enjoy my life and believe that everyone can do the same and that life's problems turn into achievable challenges when shared and understood.

I am qualified to help people with a wide variety of... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Mindfulness
Psychotherapy

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Yvonne Drummond-Williams
Yvonne Drummond-Williams Therapist

Yvonne Drummond-Williams, Arts Therapist Brentwood

I am a practicing person centred therapist. I am also a supervisor, working with Qualified counsellers and Case workers
I been a qualified therapist for approximately 20 years. During this time I have had many placement with a variety of client issues.
I will list just a few of... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling

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Clare Dash
Clare Dash Therapist

Clare Dash, Arts Therapist Canterbury

I am continually moved to help others find meaning and happiness in their life. I deeply value authenticity and offer a down to earth approach; to provide a safe and nurturing space to empower you, to develop compassion and curiosity about your Self.

Arts Therapy
Counselling
EMDR
Psychotherapy

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Karen Sawyer
Karen Sawyer Therapist

Karen Sawyer, Arts Therapist Tring

I'm an Art Therapist with extensive experience of working in mental health services. My specialty is working with children, teens and families; parents worried or concerned about their child. Have you ever known a child who has struggled with worries, concerns, sadness or anger? Their first response to stressful experiences is... [read more]

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Psychotherapy

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Cate Smail
Cate Smail Therapist

Cate Smail, Arts Therapist London

"I can offer counselling, psychotherapy or arts based therapies as appropriate. During the initial assessment we can explore which you feel would be most helpful for you. I offer therapy in 2 convenient North London locations, Kentish Town and East Finchley, working in a psychodynamic way, dealing with deep rooted issues... [read more]

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Psychotherapy

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Laura Hooper
Laura Hooper Therapist

Laura Hooper, Arts Therapist Coventry

I am a certified Play and Creative Arts therapist with a passion to support children, young people and families therapeutically. I have extensive practice experience, underpinned by knowledge and academic qualifications. My developing journey stemmed from my former role as a Senior Practitioner Social Worker specialising in adoption and fostering... [read more]

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Counselling

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Hephzibah Kaplan
Hephzibah Kaplan Therapist

Hephzibah Kaplan, Arts Therapist London

Art therapist registered with HCPC; BAAT approved private practitioner
Art therapy Supervisor; BAAT approved supervisor
Director of London Art Therapy Centre

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Fiona Fitzpatrick
Fiona Fitzpatrick Therapist

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Arts Therapist Newcastle

I am a state registered Art Therapist and work with a variety of people ranging from children with developmental trauma to adults with PTSD and older adults who suffer from dementia or stroke survivors. Art Therapy is used to help reduce emotional distress and suffering people maybe experiencing by using art... [read more]

Arts Therapy
EMDR
Psychotherapy

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Heather Guy
Heather Guy Therapist

Heather Guy, Arts Therapist Bishop Auckland

Hello I'm Heather and I can appreciate that life is never plain sailing and if you feel that you are having more than your fair share of problems then please don't feel you have to struggle on on your own. Here at AG Lifescapes I can provide a safe and... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling

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Lorraine Tindale
Lorraine Tindale Therapist Verified Therapist

Lorraine Tindale, Arts Therapist Harrow

I am aproachable, caring, supportive, warm, respectful and unassuming. I offer all my clients a confidential safe space where they can explore their feelings of angst, pain and distress freely without being judged.

I will help you;
• Cope with your current difficulties
• Resolve your conflicts
• Explore your thoughts and feelings
• Understand yourself and how you... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
EMDR
Psychotherapy
Relationship Therapy

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Helena  Thomas-Watson
Helena  Thomas-Watson Therapist

Helena  Thomas-Watson, Arts Therapist Dagenham

What Is Counselling
Counselling is a special relationship in which you have someone to talk to whom you can trust, who does not make judgement and who will try to understand feelings and experience.
Counselling is a form of guidance that provides receivers with... [read more]

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Jo Sellam
Jo Sellam Therapist

Jo Sellam, Arts Therapist London

I am a registered Art Therapist & Jungian Sandplay Therapist.
BAAT 22310 (British Association of Art Therapists) HCPC AS01427 (Health and Care Professions Council) AST (Association for Sandplay Therapy).

I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, voluntary organisations, education and in private practice.
In... [read more]

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Kerry Tomlins
Kerry Tomlins Therapist

Kerry Tomlins, Arts Therapist Penzance

I chose the name Soulsynergy, Heart to Heart because the Synergy is the energy between two people that can create the magic we need to heal. It is that heart to heart connection, that conscious attention, the mirror and the loving compassion generated between two people that can take us deeper... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Body Stress Release
Counselling
Emotional Freedom Technique
Healing
Reiki
Tension and Trauma Releasing

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Denise Welsh
Denise Welsh Therapist

Denise Welsh, Arts Therapist Gto

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Arts Therapy
Counselling
Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapy

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Anna Grace-Jacobs
Anna Grace-Jacobs Therapist

Anna Grace-Jacobs, Arts Therapist Radstock

Hi, my name is Anna and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor, creative arts and play therapist, particularly offering sandtray therapy. I also offer supervision and training to practising therapists and students. I offer support to adults, young people, children and families . I use, some transpersonal tools and embodied awareness,... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Counselling
Healing

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