What is Art Therapy?
“Arts therapy is an allied health profession. It is delivered by professionally trained arts therapists who work with clients using art, dance or drama within their therapy sessions. The therapist supports participants to work toward their individual goals in creative ways to enhance physical and emotional well-being.” (ANZACTA)
Dalit help with creativity and spontaneity, confidence-building and increase personal autonomy and motivation. The participant and the therapist work together within clearly defined boundaries and goals in a safe, confidential and nurturing environment.
Do I need to be good at art?
Participants do not need to have any prior experience making art as the emphasis is on the creative process rather than the outcome.
Who would benefit from Art Therapy?
Children are most often referred to art/play therapy when they are experiencing significant emotional behavioural challenges.
A child who may benefit from art and play therapy may exhibit one or more of the following:
- Has suffered trauma
- Parents are divorced/separated
- Is suffering from anxiety, stress
- Is withdrawn or unhappy
- Is autistic, disabled, or chronically ill
- Is experiencing bullying
- Has difficulty making friends
- Displays appropriate behaviours
- Doesn’t play
- Doesn’t talk
Call me on 0412 396 644 for a confidential discussion.