How does Art Therapy Work?

Some people feel that they are more able to talk about their experiences and feelings by using their art work as an explanation.

Other people have found that sometimes there are no words to describe how they are feeling, but through creating art they have been able to express themselves.

The process of Art Therapy can offer emotional relief, and can reduce stress and anxiety.

Do I need to be good at Art?

You don’t need to be good at art to benefit from Art Therapy.

You may not think of yourself as creative, but perhaps you just haven’t had the opportunity or confidence yet.

We encourage you to experiment with different materials so that you can identify a way to create and relate to your art.

This process helps enhance communication and self-discovery.

You and your Art Therapist will work in partnership, supporting you to express yourself through a combination of talking and creating art.



Is Art Therapy Confidential?

Is Art Therapy Confidential?

Your confidentiality is taken very seriously and will only be broken in extreme circumstances. For more information see our client agreement.

Our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are all members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and adhere to the relevant code of ethics.

We have a choice of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are BACP accredited.

Where is Art Therapy available?

Our Art Therapy offices are in Glasgow.

“Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

Phil ‘Philosofree’ Cheney