Art Psychotherapy is a 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 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.
A group session is for one and a half to two hours and cost may be dependent upon the number of people in the group, simply because this may determine the size of the room. We follow the sessional fee guidelines set out by our professional association BAAT. To ensure best practice we engage two therapists per group.
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.
Prices may be variable depending on travel, room hire, requirements etc. and we are always happy to discuss this with you. Work in schools and in specific settings will be at a rate agreed with the commissioning body, but at a competitive rate.
For information on training to be an Art Therapist contact www.baat.org
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.