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ART THERAPY HELPS CHILDREN TO SHARE THEIR FEELINGS

Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps children, young people and adults to access, explore and express difficult feelings and emotions without the need for words.

Through the use of creative techniques, clients can achieve a greater understanding of non-verbal messages within their artwork.

Art Therapy

Art therapy works as a three-way process between the client, the therapist, and the art itself. Through the use of creative techniques, clients can achieve a greater understanding of non-verbal messages within their artwork, which leads to them gaining a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to access and work through repressed trauma with the support of their therapist.

Sessions are client-led. There is no skill needed to benefit from art therapy – it is merely a tool to help clients in their therapy and can be used flexibly, depending on how comfortable the client feels with using art materials.

The art materials provided will often include colouring pencils, pastels, paints and clay which can be used to draw, colour, sculpt or make collages, or however the client feels most comfortable using them.

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