How Does Art therapy work?

         We naturally look for ways to heal ourselves and survive. As with all types of therapy the aim is to support each individual to heal ‘themselves’, i.e. the therapist doesn’t write a prescription or give ‘answers’; the art therapist is a support mechanism.

         “The organism, in its normal state, moves toward its own fulfilment, toward self-regulation and an independence from external control.”  (Rogers, 1980:119)







Who would benefit from Art Therapy?

· Art Therapy can be beneficial in individual or in group settings.

· Art Therapists work in a variety of environments including hospitals, palliative care, prisons, schools, disability services, mental health services etc.

Art Therapy can be an excellent medium for all age groups and cultural backgrounds as verbal communication is not central to this form of therapy.