CREATING ART CAN HELP THOSE WHO FIND IT HARD TO TALK ABOUT THEIR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
Creating art can help those who find it hard to talk about their thoughts and feelings. Art therapy allows for issues to be explored in supportive and safe circumstances.
It is different from other therapies as it uses the making of art as its primary mode of communication.
In the presence of a trained Art Therapist opportunities for reflection can be achieved. We use paints, clay and other creative materials. Your images can be both revealing and healing.
Skill in art is not expected of the client. The overall aim of the art therapist is to enable you to achieve change and growth. Creative materials are used in a safe and contained environment.
Art therapy can be successful with an individual or with a group. Either way, the relationship between the therapist and the individual(s) is of central importance.
About my work
As a registered member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the Health Professions Council (HCPC), I work in a special school with children who have been excluded from mainstream, and often with their parents. I also work privately from my studio with children, women, and families.
As a result of my interest in young people and mental health, I have extensive experience working with adolescents in this sector as well.
“Trisha is particularly good at engaging those young people with challenging and oppositional behaviour. She has the ability to get on well with adolescents and the young people on the unit engaged well with her…”
Dr. Sharon Davies, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – The Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital