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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).

My practice is integrative: pluralistic and trauma informed and it is also grounded in eco practice.

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)