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Art Psychotherapy

“Through expressive art, we unravel the stories written on the parchment of our hearts.”

Vincent Van Gogh

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual and tactile media as a means of self-expression and communication. Art therapists aim to support people of all ages and abilities and at all stages of life, to discover an outlet for often complex and confusing feelings and to foster self-awareness and growth. Art therapy uses art as the primary mode of expression, alongside talking with an art therapist. It can be very helpful when words and spoken language can’t fully express feelings and emotional pain. It is particularly helpful in the treatment of trauma. It aims to reduce distress and improve social, emotional and mental health by promoting insight, self-compassion and a sense of agency and self-worth.