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Art Therapy Available in Fulham, Putney Bridge, South West London
Art therapy is an intimate and benign process whereby if there are no words there is the medium of art to communicate any deep feelings a client may be experiencing but cannot voice. Sometimes we are truly tired of words and the inadequacy which is inherent in trying to communicate via this medium alone. Art therapy gives a fresh and vital approach to this dilemma and opens up a way for a person to ‘voice’ their feelings in the images they create.
The aim of Art Therapy is to release and understand complex feelings, thoughts and experiences through the medium of art. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses a combination of images and words. Images created in therapy can express powerful feelings and talking about these with a therapist can help deepen personal awareness.
Essentially, art therapy can help a client’s complex problems be heard as it means putting aside preconceptions and working with the person openly and sensitively.
The Art Therapist and the client go on a journey together within therapy as ‘fellow travellers' (Yalom 2002:8). Art Therapy provides a holistic approach and is regarded as a safe and supportive setting where people can creatively discover their capacity to ‘think’ Stack (1996), make sense of their experience and where attachment issues can be safely addressed.
The British Association of Art Therapists describes Art therapy as “a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as a primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.”
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The work in Art Therapy involves developing and equipping the client to engage with life outside the therapeutic relationship. The connection between art therapist and the individual in the therapeutic space may not be experienced anywhere else in that person’s life. Hence, the impact of the therapy could at times be all important.
Art Therapy has a healing potential where the importance of the therapeutic relationship is established between the art therapist, the client and the artwork. This is known as the triangular relationship within which there is greater or less emphasis on each axis (for example, the client and their artwork or between the client and art therapist). There is also healing potential inherent in the actual process of making art. The combination of these factors means that art therapy is a powerful method of addressing complex emotional and relational problems of individual clients.
The shared attention which results as both client and therapist view the image is really about aiding the client’s loneliness to be addressed. There are two people in the room paying attention together to the creative process. The potential in each moment is infinite and the freedom that occurs can only be healing.
Essentially, art therapy uses the creative process of art-making and client reflection to enhance and improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of an individual.
Why choose the Wellbeing Centre London for Art Therapy?
The Wellbeing Centre London provides Arts Therapy to clients in Fulham and South West London.
Our arts therapy practitioners are fully qualified, insured and comply to the code of ethics provided by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Therefore, you can be assured you that you are in the hands of professionals who provide you with premium quality treatment for sustainable change.
Availability, accessibility and flexibility of our therapists.
We have immediate availability for clients in distress to get started with Art Therapy. We are flexible and can work around your existing commitments and lifestyle. Our aim is to enable you to get help effortlessly so booking an appointment with us is simple and straightforward.
What happens during Arts Therapy session?
The first session in art therapy is an assessment, where the therapist discusses with you your family history, any traumas and difficult life situations. It is a time used to see if you and the art therapist could work together.
Art therapy is usually open ended and long term. The therapist usually discusses this with you at your first session.
The sessions are 60 minutes long but do not have a definite structure because of the creativity involved in the process. You are encouraged to make an image whenever you feel like it or you may not make an image at all. The process is completely non-judgemental and there is a feeling of going into the unknown every session. The therapist provides a secure and supportive space. Meditation can be introduced at some point during the session and this will depend your receptivity to this.