Art Therapy in Schools

We offer:

One to one short and long term therapy for children and young people

Therapeutic groups: Groups may be for children and young people who have been effected by specific experiences such as bullying, divorce, domestic violence or behavioural problems

Sessions for family, parents, carers or siblings

Introductory workshops, presentations and training for staff

How can art therapy help?

- Art therapy can help to explore and resolve issues that can develop into bigger and more serious problems later on in life.

- It can improve learning, develop cognitive, motor and social skills and improve self awareness and confidence.

- It offers an opportunity to work with behaviour, attitudes and feelings that may be disrupting access to the curriculum for the student or others around them. 

- Creativity and play is a natural way for children and young people to make sense of their world and offers a safe and focused way to express complicated feelings that can be difficult to put into words alone. Children can communicate through metaphor and representations, taking the pressure or fear away from direct discussions.

Art Therapy in your school

- It is useful for children to receive sessions in a familiar and safe environment. Art therapy can be useful for those who may not fit into the criteria for referrals to other agencies or need immediate support.

- We visit your school and take time to discuss a provision to meet your needs. We liaise with parents, carers, SENCo's, class teachers and relevant designated professionals involved in the care of the child and we encourage parents or guardians participation from the outset, creating a network of support around the child. 

- We provide assessments and continually audit and evaluate the work, monitoring change and can provide written and verbal feedback to relevant staff and family.

We work with children and families effected by:

emotional, behavioural or social difficulties

communication difficulties

anxiety, low self esteem or stress

young carers and looked after children

learning difficulties or a physical disability

difficult life events or relationships

children having difficulty accessing the curriculum or at risk of exclusion