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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.
Read about our three types of Art Therapy below!
Family Approach involves a child and their parent or carer in joint sessions with a focus on strengthening their relationship through mutual understanding.
It allows both children and parents and carers to process their own emotions and develop positive coping skills, and for parents and carers to better understand their child’s social and emotional needs.