The idea that art-making can be a form of therapy stems back a long way in history, it has always been used to portray experiences and emotions. Over recent decades it has become increasingly recognised that imagery, whether it be painting, drawing or sculpting can help people reflect on their lives, aid problem-solving, release emotions, help to alleviate pain and help in recovering from trauma.
Having worked as a children’s nurse in the past and having worked and volunteered in primary schools doing art projects over recent years, I wanted to use the experience I had gained and so completed courses in counselling studies, mental health trauma and art therapy.
Having Practitioner Status with Trauma and Mental Health UK Informed Schools means that I can work within schools and in community settings, with children and teenagers experiencing lack of confidence, low self-esteem and also those experiencing mental health trauma.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.