Creative therapy is a different approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, working through art and the imagination can offer a new dimension. There is no pressure to find the exact words to convey a feeling and it is not necessary to talk in detail about difficult or painful experiences - an image can 'speak' for you.
Creative therapy uses images - in art, clay, sound, sand, or just the images inside your own head to help the therapist understand your inner world and experience. Some sessions may be spent talking and listening and whether to use the art media is always a free choice.
It is not necessary to be artistic in any technical sense - we all have a creative side, but have often not been encouraged to use this in our everyday lives. Creative therapy offers a safe space to explore feelings in a creative way. Every image made tells its own story and is a valid expression for the individual - you do not need to be a budding Picasso!
Using different creative media helps to access experiences at a sensory level - certain fragrances or songs often evoke memories or feelings, for example. This can act as a bridge to the unconscious, offering new insights.
Creative therapy is suitable for adults and children, both individually and in groups.
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