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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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Judy Bartkowiak

Judy Bartkowiak - Arts Therapist

Do you find yourself stuck in the same loop, the same patterns, wondering how to change what happens?

Maybe you ask yourself, "why does this keep happening to me?"

The chances are that talking about it, asking yourself these questions and reading self- help articles and books still won't make a... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique
Life Coaching
Matrix Reimprinting
NLP
Reiki
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Clare Dash

Clare Dash - Arts Therapist

Hello, I'm Clare Dash, and I'm a trauma informed therapist and visual artist, with 25 years of experience in mental health services. I am passionate that people can heal themselves when given the right support, there is an alternative to just talking therapies.

As artist, I know that there is... [read more]

Arts Therapy
EMDR
Psychotherapy
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Michelle Edinburgh

Michelle Edinburgh - Arts Therapist

I am a fully registered Art Psychotherapist and I provide confidential, one to one art therapy and environmental arts therapy with adults and young people as well as facilitating group work, workshops and presentations. I am an experienced art psychotherapist with more than twenty years experience of working in the NHS..... [read more]

Arts Therapy
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Gary Smith

Gary Smith - Arts Therapist

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.

Arts Therapy
Counselling
Psychotherapy
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Fiona Fitzpatrick

Fiona Fitzpatrick - Arts Therapist

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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Maria  Lamburn

Maria  Lamburn - Arts Therapist

Holistic complementary therapist specialising in aromatherapy massage and reflexology

Aromatherapy
Arts Therapy
Colour Therapy
Healing
Herbal Medicine
Indian Head Massage
Massage Therapy
Meditation
Reflexology
Shamanism
Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
Yoga Therapy
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Harleen Mahal

Harleen Mahal - Arts Therapist

Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, feeling low or just needing to talk...? Being human can be difficult, particularly when we feel alone or isolated. Having a confidential, safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings is the beginning to healing.

I am a trainee Doctor of Counselling Psychology, I have worked with... [read more]

Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
Mindfulness
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Benjamin Marr

Benjamin Marr - Arts Therapist

My practice has undergone the initial vaccination process, but, until this is complete (currently estimated to be in mid-April), I am following the present national lockdown guidelines for England. The entire practice area is constantly kept CoVid-secure and I am permanently giving careful consideration to effectively working remotely via telephone, taking... [read more]

Abdominal Sacral Massage
Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapy
Relationship Therapy
Sex Therapy
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Philippe Jacquet

Philippe Jacquet - Arts Therapist

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]

Arts Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
EMDR
Psychotherapy
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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.

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)