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.

She is very fearful of needles and was traumatised each time she had to give blood and when I had to inject her. She didn’t understand what was happening to her body but would not discuss it. I looked at art therapy to help her communicate with us. The service has been fantastic and has made a massive difference.