Arts psychotherapy (dramatherapy, art therapy, music therapy or dance and movement therapy) for people who are experiencing trauma.
Facilitated by fully qualified, HCPC registered arts psychotherapists, these service support people to process current or past trauma, beginning the journey back to well-being.
Arts based psychotherapies use non-verbal, verbal and creative means of expression and exploration. Our therapists tailor techniques to enable each client to explore their issues. This might include drama, art, music and movement – whichever is most appropriate for you.
Sessions give people a safe place to explore and express emotions within a contained space. This aids recovery, equips people with life skills, and builds personal resilience. Clients have the opportunity to recover their self-esteem, confidence, independence and awareness.
Level 5 therapy services are offered in intensively focused time-limited programmes (we recommend 12 sessions). These are appropriate for clients who are perhaps receiving a range of interventions, and include formal liaison with other agencies who are supporting a client. Level 5 therapies are delivered on a one to one basis, although sessions might also occasionally include family members or other people who are significant in a client’s life.
Level 4 therapy services are offered to people on a longer term basis (more than 12 sessions). These are appropriate for clients who wish to take longer to process their issues, are not receiving other interventions, or have multiple issues to address. Level 4 therapies are delivered on a one to one basis, or in small therapy groups appropriate to client’s needs.
Acceptance into our Arts Therapies programmes is subject to a clinical assessment. If our assessing therapist does not feel therapy will meet the needs of a person at this time they may be offered an alternate service.
Level 5 & level 4 one to one arts therapies sessions generally last for 1 hour each. When being delivered as a group at level 4 the sessions can last between one to two hours.