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)
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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David Corry-Bass
David Corry-Bass Therapist

David Corry-Bass, Arts Therapist Leicester

I work with parents, schools, and social services supporting Children and Adolescents using a range of play and creative art techniques which adapt to their needs; talking can be used but it is not essential to the process as with other therapeutic techniques. I work throughout Leicester, UK (LE4,... [read more]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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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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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 Central London and the Northern... [read more]

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Cate Smail
Cate Smail Therapist Verified 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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Philippe Jacquet
Philippe Jacquet  Therapist

Philippe Jacquet , Arts Therapist Bermondsey

About Philippe Jacquet

It is difficult to summarise a professional's skills, training and accomplishments in just a few words, and this is certainly true for the internationally trained and experienced psychotherapists Philippe Jacquet. Whilst Mr. Jacquet is a psychotherapist he is also fully trained and accredited as a counsellor, life coach, interventionist... [read more]

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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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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]

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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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Neil Young
Neil Young Therapist

Neil Young, Arts Therapist London

In the busy-ness of the modern world, psychotherapy offers the chance to bring about meaningful change in our lives. It is rare to have a confidential space - away from our lives, families, and work - to explore difficult feelings and experiences. Therapy gives permission for us to talk about whatever... [read more]

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Denise Welsh
Denise Welsh Therapist

Denise Welsh, Arts Therapist Gto

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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