Art therapy is a uniquely engaging and effective intervention for children. The developing brain uses play, creativity and exploration to process and communicate information and emotions. Art therapy allows children to stay within this comfort zone of creative play when processing difficult experiences and feelings.
Whether in education, hospital, private practice or community settings, art therapy has been shown to be effective when treating a wide range of issues including loss and bereavement, anxiety, chronic illness, body image issues, brain injury, ADS, social and emotional difficulties to name a few. In a session the child is encouraged to enjoy the art making and given a safe space to reflect with a highly trained and vetted therapist. Through art therapy they can begin to learn to trust their own voices and build resilience.
Referrals can be made privately or through schools and healthcare practitioners. Please contact us for further information
they are active, super-charged or melancholy, passive or aggressive in the blink of an eye; they intellectualise and can think abstractly; they are highly critical of the society and often have idealistic ways to change the world. All of these traits have the potential for change, not only for the individual but, in the future, society. The challenge is to find a way into adolescent lives that fits their strengths and allows them to tap into creative solutions for their problems, particularly to alleviate the burden of depression. Depression is the antithesis of creativity.”
Art therapists aim to coax the strengths of the adolescent back into function so we can find a window into their innate developmental patterns and allow them to express their inner voices in a productive way.
Referrals can be made privately or through schools and healthcare practitioners. Please contact us for further information.