Making a Difference
“The creative process is therapeutic in itself because it allows us to express and examine the content and dimensions of our internal lives”
( Joseph Thinker )
What is Creative Counselling?
It is a form of counselling that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication.
I work with general disorders or specific issues having experience in working with: anxiety, depression , bereavement, difficulty in relationships, OCD, attachment disorders or trauma.
Why the use of Arts in Counselling?
Arts and the creative process offer you the possibility to explore your inner world in a different way. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk directly about difficulties and feelings, communicated through another medium may be easier or more appropriate.
Sometimes the process involved in using the arts can help in finding the right words to express feelings. Sometimes words alone don’t seem to be enough and the arts may be able to convey something more fully, or to get behind the words to find the real meaning.
Do I need to have any artistic ability?
No artistic experience or ability is needed to benefit from these sessions.
How would the sessions work?
I work on the base that every individual is different and unique, bringing to therapy a distinctive experience of life. I tailor my sessions to every individual with respect, genuineness and empathy. I create a non-judgmental, open and safe environment, allowing the clients to explore creativity, personal growth and self-development, as well as acknowledging a variety of choices by bringing self-awareness.
During the sessions, you could work with pastels, paints, clay , sand tray, active imagination, visualization, drama , post cards, bodywork or mindfulness. It is a tailor made service where you will feel free and safe to explore, rediscovering productive imagination using the right media for you.
Creative Arts Counsellor.
PgCert Integrative Art Psychotherapy, PCert in Counselling using the Arts, Dip Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts