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The Benefits of Counselling with art

 

“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self”.

– Donald Woods Winnicott.


Creating and reflecting on the art process in a professional counselling relationship can increase your awareness of your relationship with self and others.


“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time”

– Anna Freud


The process could assist you in coping with stress or it can simply be used as a means of self-discovery or creative outlet. The counsellor becomes the container and witness of describing, articulating and unpacking the traumatic content and metabolizing the material in a safe psychological space in the presence of a non judgmental witness, the unbearable becomes bearable and more palatable.
(Walker, 2006)


Do I need to be an artist?

No previous experience with art or art materials is required.
All art materials will be supplied.

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