Integrative expressive art helps us to express feelings, process memories and calm our minds. It is therefore an effective therapeutic tool for counsellors and psychotherapists. On our training courses, you will learn research-based expressive art skills to use in your work. You will also become confident using drawing, painting and clay. In addition, our small, friendly groups will help you develop your own ways to encourage creativity with your clients.
You will learn simple ways to encourage children, young people and adult clients to draw and paint in counselling
The popularity of adult colouring books proves that we still need the magic of art in this technology-driven world. Counselling that includes visual art also encourages clients to be really present in the room. Our Introduction, Certificate and Diploma courses will teach you evidence-based practical techniques you can adapt to different ages and counselling environments.
You don’t have to be an artist or art therapist to use art in counselling
Jill Carter and Emma Steadman have been teaching expressive art courses in London for 15 years. They will help you overcome any fears you have about drawing. You will also learn ways to use visual arts as an assessment tool. This allows you to keep track of progress with your clients. Our teaching integrates theories from object relations’, Jungian, Transpersonal, Gestalt and Trauma-Informed Art therapy in a sensible, person-centred way.
Other creative arts therapies are also effective in counselling which includes art. So, these courses will use music, meditation, music drama, dance, breath work and sandplay.