Thinking creatively

A combination of humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. This type of therapy encourages expression through art media.

Working creatively helps you to express conscious and unconscious feelings in a non-directive way.

The client is encouraged to explore hard-to-reach feelings through free expression, visual imagery and narrative writing.

An enabling process where you can discover potential for personal growth by allowing the critical mind to be bypassed through natural processes.

“NO SKILL IN ART IS REQUIRED”

This type of therapy can be used as an adjunct to talking therapy where creative flow of the right brain is accessed.

It has proved highly effective with children and adolescents when struggling to vocalise innermost thoughts.

Working creatively focuses on the process rather than the product whereby the very act of drawing or writing frees up conflicting or complex emotions without delving.

Creative sessions may consist of a number of activities including:

  • Narrative writing
  • Drawing from expression
  • Collage for self-exploration
  • Drawing on change