Art Therapy can be costly if accessed privately and/or can take a long time on a waiting list before you can be seen.
“I found the last sessions really helpful and feel in a much better place now, they helped me identify and explore lots of stuff that was blocking me and I now feel able to move on to focus on other things and get back to living my life, which is great.
I didn't exactly know what I wanted to get from Art Therapy but it has been a really positive experience and I've gained more than I could have imagined”
We want to make it accessible at community level, so we are offering subsidised group Art Therapy along with Art Psychotherapist Jenny Herdson over 6 weekly sessions (max 8 people).
Next start date:
Monday 25th November
What is Art Therapy?
The British Association of Art Therapists describes it as follows:
- A form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication.
- Art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
- Art therapy is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable.
- No previous experience or expertise in art is necessary.
Is Art Therapy for Me?
- Pain and difficulties of past experiences can be brought to the surface during art therapy.
- It is advised that you do not attend art therapy at the same time as another form of therapy.
- Experiences are held safely within the group session, but you should consider how you might feel outside of the group support.
- Many people find the process of starting therapy unsettling and can feel vulnerable and exposed about being ‘no good at art’ and other worries.
Venue: 80 Cathedral Walk, The Ridings Centre, Wakefield WF1 1DY (Upper Mall near Esquires coffee shop)
Date: 6 weeks - Starting Monday 25 November with a break for Christmas
Time: 1:00 to 2:45 (within school hours)
Cost: Each subsidised session costs £10, or £5 if you're unwaged (proof required) and is payable in advance to ensure commitment to the group for the full 6 weeks - if people drop out it can impact the rest of the group.