When a child has emotional difficulties this can impact their learning and have a knock-on effect on the class as a whole. Therapy in schools can be very beneficial to children as they are already in a safe school environment.
Dyadic art therapy is a way of working that focuses on the relationship between the child and the parent. The sessions are intended to enhance a parent’s understanding of their child’s thoughts, feelings and mental landscape.
MA in Art Therapy
I believe in child-centred, child-led therapy using art materials, clay, sand trays and puppets. I help children to find a way to express their thoughts and feelings through creativity and play. Together I work with the child or young person to identify new strategies for expressing and managing feelings, thoughts and behaviours at home and at school.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary form of communication. Although its a popular form of counselling for children, it can also be beneficial to adults and the elderly.