What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy and it can be helpful for a variety of problems. It offers an opportunity to think about current situations and past experiences in a totally confidential environment.

The overall aim is to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials and in the relationship between the therapist and the client. People who come to Art Therapy need have no previous experience or skill in art. At times some clients (adults and children) prefer art-making to talking, others choose to talk and many use a mixture of both.

Who is it for?

  • Children and young people who are having problems in school or at home
  • Adults who want help with something that is troubling them
  • Someone who simply wants to learn something more about themselves

Professional organisations

Wendy is registered with the following organisations and professional bodies:-

  • The British Association of Art Therapists (full member, registered private practitioner and supervisor)
  • Health & Care Professions Council (State Registered Arts Therapist, AS01764)
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • The Institute of Group Analysis (Associate Member)

She abides by the codes of ethics set by the above organisations