About Arts Therapies

Arts Therapies are forms of psychotherapy that use art, music or drama as well as words as a way of enabling people to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive environment.

Arts therapies can help with understanding:

  • Disturbing thoughts or experiences
  • Feelings of depression and de-motivation
  • Why you want to withdraw or avoid social contact
  • Why you feel what you feel
  • Difficulties you may have relating to others
  • Difficulties with communication.

You don’t need to be good at art, music or drama or have previous experience of them to benefit from arts therapy. The aim isn’t to produce skilful art or accomplished performances, instead the process of creating art is used to express, explore and manage what you’re feeling. Arts therapists encourage you to work at a level comfortable for you and help to create a space where you feel able to express yourself.

Generally sessions are held weekly and you may be seen in an individual session or as part of a group depending on what is right for you. Session lengths can vary and, as with all aspects of your treatment, this will be discussed with you.

“Thank you so much for all your time and kindness. I feel very grateful to have had this opportunity to work through a difficult time.”

About Arts Therapists

Arts Therapists have a postgraduate qualification in the relevant arts therapy and are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The HCPC are a regulator, and were set up to protect the public and ensure quality. They keep a register of health and care professionals who meet standards for their training, professional skills, continuing development, behaviour and health.

Read about the arts therapies we offer or contact us for more information.