Art Therapy and Healthy Minds
Now more than ever people's mental health and wellbeing are being tested. We may find ourselves stuck or exhausted in work or everyday life. This website is a place for learning about Art Therapy, Therapeutic Art, ways of creating your artwork, talking, and some breathing space. There are also links to other resources and a place where you can share your artwork with others in response to Covid-19.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"
A Bit About Me
I trained as a Contemporary Artist, graduating in 2013 with a First Class Honours Degree, working on projects with other artists and also independently for a year, I then decided to retrain and studied Art Psychotherapy, graduating in 2016 with an MSc in Arts Psychotherapy.
I have considerable experience working with children, adolescents, and the elderly within a care capacity, conducting art workshops, and working on a one to one basis or in groups for art psychotherapy.
Art Therapy has been a way for me to combine my experience and interest in both mental health and art-making, to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages, from any background.
A Bit about Art Therapy
Art Therapy is a form of therapy where feelings and emotions can be explored through using painting, drawing, and any other form of art-making. It offers a safe and quiet space to express yourself freely and can help you explore situations and parts of yourself you might not understand. Art Therapy can help you transform these feelings into more comfortable ones and allows for the creation and sharing of what you want, without criticism.