Our Services

Inspirative Arts provides arts therapies and wellbeing arts for children and adults. Our services include:

Arts Therapies Sessions

Arts psychotherapy (dramatherapy, art therapy, music therapy or dance and movement therapy) for people who are experiencing trauma.

Creative Wellbeing Sessions

Group or one to one creative, expressive wellbeing sessions for people who are recovering from trauma or noticing a decline in their wellbeing. 

Added Support Packages

An additional trained worker, known as a Creative Wellbeing Enabler, can be added to provide a 2 to 1 ratio in one to one sessions, or 1-1 support in group settings.

What is Arts for Health and Wellbeing?

Inspirative Arts offers a unique and engaging blend of arts based engagement which is specifically designed to promote:

  • Creative expression and communication
  • Increased confidence and aspiration
  • Emotional resilience
  • Community and social cohesion
  • Healthy relationships
  • Anger and stress management
  • Life skills and coping strategies

Find out more about our session outcomes

Our Experts

Our Well-being staff are all qualified in using the arts to either support or facilitate one to one or group sessions. Whilst most hold at least a degree level in the relevant field they also hold additional qualifications and have years of experience.  Our therapists are all qualified to a minimum of Masters level, regulated by HCPC, and registered with their appropriate professional body (British Association of Dramatherapists, British Association of Art Therapists etc). All our staff are DBS checked, receive regular clinical supervision, are fully insured, and fully trained in addressing safeguarding and a wide variety of other issues which might arise in our work.

In our team we have qualified practitioners who are

  • Art, drama, music or dance therapists
  • Well-being facilitators who specialise in therapeutic techniques and have more than 5 years or more.
  • Our well-being Enablers are all qualified to level 2 and beyond in relevant arts in health and social care.
  • All staff whether volunteering their time or contracted full time are DBS checked.

Our team can discuss clients needs drawing on different expertise in the team and benefiting from external supervision.

Our Sessions

Our Evidence Based Approach

We are a research-led organisation. All our work is based on the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and evidence base. We work closely with the University of Derby, engage in our own clinical research work, and are at the forefront of developing our sector nationally.

Our work has been published in the book “Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education,” edited by J. Taylor and C. Holmwood (2018).

Our Creative Arts Sessions

Our creative arts sessions are fun and engaging, but they also serve a deeper purpose. Working with our skilled professionals means that with us the arts are a vehicle self-expression, personal development, resilience and healing.  Our focus is on achieving individualised outcomes for each person taking part, not making great art work or learning a craft.

This process includes:

  • Building a relationship between our therapist and each person through playing, being creative and/or verbal communication
  • Using the whole array of art forms, including drama, art, music and movement dependent upon the most appropriate medium for the client.
  • Using the creative expressive model, focusing on positive aspects of self (both physically and mentally), enabling each child to recognise their individual strengths and full potential.
  • Stimulating communication through voice, drama and sensory activities, repairing and developing trust in relationships with others.
  • Providing less threatening means of exploring emotionally difficult subjects using the safety and distance of metaphor.  
  • Supporting children to recognise emotions in themselves and others, and encouraging them to express and explore these in healthy ways, reforming health attachments with people who are important in their lives.

Inspirative Arts uses creativity to change lives.

Focusing on Outcomes

Clients will focus on three outcomes at one time to either maintain or develop in the following areas:

  • Focus and engagement
  • Communication skills
  • Sense of self-worth (confidence and self-esteem)
  • Independence
  • Nurturing relationships
  • Self-awareness or Develop self in relation to others and the environment.
  • Self-expression
  • Management of emotions and behaviours (explore difficult relationships with others and to address unhealthy boundaries/coping skills i.e. anxiety, challenging behaviour etc.)