Anonymous asked: What happens in art therapy
lol but to answer ur q, “Art Therapy takes place in a room with art materials and an Art Therapist. It is about using the art materials with an Art Therapist to show yourself and other people how you are feeling. This can let other people understand and help you and allow you to help yourself.
The relationship between the therapist and the client is of central importance, but art therapy differs from other talking therapies in that it is a three way process between the client, the therapist and the image or construction. Thus it offers a way to express and communicate for Young People who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings in words.
Art therapists are specially trained, qualified and state registered. They work with a professional team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and family therapists. They have a considerable understanding of art processes underpinned by a sound knowledge of therapeutic practice, and work with both individuals and groups.
What do I do in Art Therapy?
You are given time with paint, crayons, pencils, clay, collage, to make things, play and talk. This could happen on your own with the art therapist in a group or with your family.”