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Arts Therapies include Art, Music and Dramatherapy. These Creative Therapies offer a unique form of psychological therapy, conducted in a safe and confidential relationship with a qualified Arts Therapist.

Using Arts Therapies is particularly helpful when emotions are too confusing to express verbally; when verbal communication is difficult; or when words are not enough or too much to bear.

Arts Therapists provide creative psychological therapy to clients of all ages - children, adults and older people - facing a range of issues, disabilities or diagnoses. These can include emotional or mental health problems, ranging from depression and psychosis to issues of identity and recovery from addiction or abuse; learning or physical disabilities; developmental disorders; life limiting conditions, brain injury or neurological conditions, such as a stroke or dementia; or physical illness.

An Arts Therapist does this by helping the individual to play and experience themselves and others in different ways through an arts-based activity within a therapeutic framework.

Click here to read how people of all ages have used the different Arts Therapies to help them:


Arts Therapists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that they are required to meet national standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour.

Arts Therapies

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    Karen McDonald

    Karen is an experienced HCPC Registered Arts Therapist, specialising in Dramatherapy. Karen offers this unique creative and playful Arts Psychotherapy approach to Children, Young People and Adults; including those with learning disabilities and ASD. Read More
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