This course teaches basic skills using therapeutic art activities in counselling or play therapy. It is therefore suitable for everyone working with or interested in working with children, young people and adults.
The course is especially useful for counsellors, psychotherapists and play therapists in schools and private practice. Professionals, students and volunteers from other education/mental health environments are also welcome. You don’t have to be good at art to take part!
Therapeutic art activities are effective with clients of all ages
As an expressive art therapist, you can really help children, young people and adults. Creativity helps process feelings that talking therapy cannot easily access. This course will introduce easy-to-use art therapy activities and techniques, which will help counsellors and play therapists feel good about integrating art. We will show you creative activities for adults.
We will also help you combat any fears you may have about becoming more creative. Sometimes, it is our own anxiety about picking up a paintbrush that stops clients doing art.
We will help you feel more confident and comfortable about using therapeutic art activities
Our groups are never more than 10 people. So, there is always one-to-one support and advice. Emma Steadman has been teaching creative art to counsellors and play therapists for many years. She will guide you gently through accessible techniques with visual art. For example, we will discuss the equipment and space you need in schools and other counselling environments. In addition, you will also learn practical techniques to encourage clients to draw, paint or use clay.