Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art materials to help express feelings that are often too difficult to put into words. It is a three way process between the client, their art work and the therapist. Art making in the sessions often helps children and young people discuss their feelings with the art therapist, it can help shift perspectives and understand difficult feelings and behaviours with more clarity. Art therapy is not an art lesson and you don’t have to be ‘good at art’, however there is an opportunity to explore new skills and techniques. If you don’t want to make art work, that’s ok too, we can provide talking therapy sessions.

Group of young people making nature inspired artwork in the CABS therapy room

How Can Art Therapy Help My Child? 

  • Make sense of difficult emotions such as, anger and frustration
  • Express and process feelings of grief and loss
  • Adapt to life changes
  • Remember a loved one
  • Strengthen the ability to cope
  • Improve well-being
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Help build resilience