Art Therapy

Careers in art therapy: 'The ability to listen is crucial'
An art, music and dance therapist discuss how to work in the growing creative therapy sector

"Gwendolyn Rowlands, art psychotherapist
The strength of art therapy is its use of non-verbal communication. Working with paint and clay allows people a way, literally, to touch on very difficult experiences that can’t be talked about."

"Empathy, the ability to listen, and life experience are all crucial qualities to have; you may come into contact with really vulnerable people or people who have experienced trauma, so you need to be emotionally resilient and robust."