Art Psychotherapy is a recognised, regulated, psychological therapy which uses all types of art materials to help express thoughts and feelings. Clients do not need to have any previous art experience or talent as an artist; the therapy is about communicating thoughts and emotions through different images and objects, and not about creating a work of art to hang on the wall.
A one hour individual session costs between £40 and £60 dependent on your income. Please note we are constantly seeking funding in order to be able to continue to offer individuals and groups therapy free of charge. Wherever possible this is our aim. Please do feel able to ask what is available – funding is ever changing but if we can, we are committed to be able to offer free or low cost interventions particularly to those who self refer. We have suggested voluntary donation scheme in place.
Organisations…Please feel free to contact us for costs and quotations for individual or specific group work which could be in our studio, in a specific location, or in your school setting. We are able to tailor special one-off group art workshops for adults and young people with specific challenges, please contact us for further information. Work in schools and in specific settings will be at a rate agreed with the commissioning body, but at a competitive rate.We follow the sessional fee guidelines set out by our professional association BAAT. To ensure best practice we engage two therapists per group.
For information on training to be an Art Therapist contact www.baat.org.uk
We offer trainee art therapist placements in conjunction with The Northern Programme Sheffield. Placements are arranged through them only.
We are unable to offer any other work experience or voluntary posts, owing to the sensitive & confidential nature of the work.
All images used are with the permission of the artists.