Art therapy is a specialist form of psychotherapy and involves art making as part of the process of therapy. The participant creates their own artistic expressions through the use of a variety of art materials and is supported by a trained mental health professional to explore their creativity within a contained therapeutic setting.
It can often be difficult to communicate feelings through words alone so the engagement with art can assist in externalising inner conflicts and problems. Art therapy can provide an outlet for self-expression, reduce stress, increase self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, and offer insight to resolve personal issues.
Being ‘good’ at art is not important as simple marks are as significant as a detailed image.
In Art Therapy the emphasis is on the creative process, integrating self-expression and meaning making into your individual journey of healing, rather than focused on the end result of an art image or product. Sessions are guided by your individual needs and No previous art experience is necessary.
What – Creative art psychotherapy offers your child/adolescent a safe boundaried space to explore creatively. They may experience positive changes in social & interpersonal relationships, build self-esteem & confidence, emotional regulation, and develop resilience and coping skills for adverse experiences.
Who – Children/adolescents aged 6-17yrs; and Adults
Where – In private practice in Ennis, Co. Clare or Kilcolgan, Co. Galway. 50/60 minute session