What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses image-making to help improve an individual’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It provides a way to express and process thoughts and feelings that might be difficult for a young child, and those who’ve experienced trauma, to articulate verbally. This helps a child to feel more in control of what’s happening to them and to cope better with the effects of their condition. It has proven to be powerful and transformative, often where traditional talking therapies have failed. Our Welcome Pack for families explains more about what’s involved and includes FAQs. 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.