What is art therapy? Medical art therapy is used to help young people who have a wide range of chronic conditions and physical disabilities to adjust and adapt. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art as its primary form of expression and communication. We know that long term health problems can cause anxiety, anger or upset for children and their families, and it can be difficult to process these feelings. With the guidance of an art therapist, art therapy offers a safe space for children and young people to express and deal with difficult feelings using non-verbal communication. Being in the creative process often leads to children being able to share worries that they did not feel able to before, helping them to gain confidence, feel more in control and cope with their condition. All of our art therapists are fully qualified allied health professionals and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapists.