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Art Therapy- Glasgow/Ayrshire

What is art therapy?

Art therapy offers a safe relaxed space for children to express themselves through creativity and play.

Sessions work on the basis that it can be easier to address difficult emotions through art than talking about them directly. In sessions, art therapists offer support and help children get a better understanding of their worries and concerns.

Children can find the process of creating, playing and making relaxing. It can offer relief from any stress or anxiety they may be feeling and it can help with building confidence and coping skills.


Our Art Therapy programme is aimed specifically at children living in Kinship Care.

We offer two types of art therapy:


Impact Arts offers three models of art therapy:

Who is eligible?

Therapy is available for children living in North Ayrshire aged 5-12 who are experiencing:

Our art therapists

Impact Arts' therapists are all registered and regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). All staff are required to join the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme.

Make a referral

If you know of a child who could benefit from this service, are interested in making a referral, or would like to find out more, please email

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