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Art Psychotherapy

Sycamore Tree
Sycamore Tree. Photograph  (c)CS

Art Psychotherapy / Art Therapy

Art Psychotherapist - HCPC Registered. (CPSM state registered 1999; g'parented practice 1992).

The Art Psychotherapy practice is normally fully booked, but enquiries are welcome.

My practice is pluralistic and trauma informed - an integrative orientation that also includes ecotherapy practice.

For more information, see:

What is Art Psychotherapy / Art Therapy?

"Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing." (British Association of Art Therapists, BAAT, 2019)
Golden Tree Pearl
Golden Tree Pearl. Artwork (c) CS 

“The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy - man’s tendency to actualise himself, to become his potentialities.” (Rogers, 1996: 350-351)

“I maintain that there is a desperate social need for the creative behaviour of creative individuals.” (Rogers, 1996: 347)

“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” (Sir Ken Robinson)

Evidence for the arts improving health and well-being

For evidence for the arts and art therapy improving health and well-being, see the 2019 World Health Organisation Europe scoping report: Health Evidence Network synthesis report 67 (Fancourt & Finn, 2019), which reports:
"Results from over 3000 studies identified a major role for the arts in the prevention of ill health, promotion of health, and management and treatment of illness across the lifespan."

Scholarly journals featuring research include: 

The British Association of Art Therapists, the UK professional body, gives general examples of:
what clients say about art therapy.