Art Therapy

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Supporting your psychological and emotional well being, helping you find ways to cope

Art therapy is a supportive emotional and psychological therapy where art materials are used as a form of communication. Sometimes words are not enough for you to express your thoughts, therefore through the process of art therapy you can attempt to make sense of how you feel using both images and words.

Art therapy can be beneficial for mental health as you are able to work together with our Trainee Art Therapist in order to support you to explore any challenging thoughts, emotions, feelings or behaviours. We offer both 1-to-1 and small group sessions dependant on your individual needs.

Our sessions are available across Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield and Ashfield and Bassetlaw.

You don’t have to be an artist or have any art experience to pursue art therapy.

There is no expectation to produce a work of art, people of all abilities are welcome.

We provide a safe non-judgemental environment so that you can express yourself.

Initial contact

In a telephone conversation, our Trainee Art Therapist will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help to determine if the service is right for you.

Assessment

Following initial contact you will be invited to attend a face-to-face 1-hour assessment to discuss in detail your individual needs. At the assessment you will be asked about your current situation and past experience’s, a brief medical history and how you hope to benefit from Art Therapy. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time, we will do our best to find alternative support.

What next

You will be contacted by our Trainee Art Therapist to obtain informed consent prior to commencing with Art Therapy. The Trainee Art Therapist will work with you to agree a start date for your sessions.

For more information on our Art Therapy sessions then please contact Jill on 0800 470 0203 or email arttherapy@nottinghamshiremind.org.uk

Our Trainee Art Psychotherapist is pursuing recognised training and abides by the ethical framework of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency for art therapists.

Please click on the button below to fill out a referral form.

Referral Form