Art Therapy is a creative process which marries psychotherapy and art-making to promote a fuller sense of self and individual growth. Art Therapy can be used for a wide range of clients including both children and adults for a variety of issues including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, feeling stuck and general struggles many of us face at some point in our lives. It is particularly useful for those clients wishing to find an alternative, creative approach in which to explore these issues. The art-making process itself can serve as a tangible outlet for difficult feelings and the non-verbal nature of the therapy can offer a deeper self-awareness and self-understanding. Artistic skills are not necessary to engage in art therapy – the purpose is to express emotions creatively and it is often more about the creative process than the final product.

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