Art Therapy

By: Creative Health Centre  16/06/2011
Keywords: Counselling, Art Therapy

What is art therapy?
Art therapy (also known as art psychotherapy) is a psychological therapy which enables self-reflection and self-discovery through art-making, facilitated by a qualified art therapist. It is similar to any other form of psychotherapy in that it is a confidential and effective treatment for many kinds of emotional distress.

It can be particularly helpful to people who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings because they can’t find the words to do so, or who express their distress in self-destructive ways. On the other hand, people who are very adept at using words or those who are not quite sure what is wrong, also find that art therapy reaches the parts that other therapies cannot reach!

Keywords: Art Therapy, Counselling

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