Art Therapy

Blue Pencil Art Therapy uses qualified clinical therapeutic practitioners with the tools to draw you closer to health and wellbeing. Our philosophy is to empower clients to take control of their own health and wellbeing with the aim of drawing them towards greater self awareness, enhancing their ability to cope and engage more fully with life enabling them to achieve their full potential. 

We believe that working with the right practitioner with the right therapeutic medium is important so would welcome the oppportunity to discuss this further. We offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how we can empower individuals and groups to draw them closer to health and wellbeing.  I would invite you to take the important first step by picking up the phone today.

Call Blue Pencil on 07427 665052 quoting WB5 for a FREE initial telephone consultation

What can Blue Pencil offer?
 

​We can offer

 

  • Group and individual sessions

  • Co-facilitated group sessions

  • Sessional contract work

  • Setting up services

  • Consultation

  • Short and long term interventions

  • Community projects

  • Therapeutic workshops

  • Presentations, talks and training days

 

Key skills

 

  • Facilitating arts based therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the needs of the client/s

  • Providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which difficult feelings can be expressed and explored

  • Excellent listening and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as within organisations and multi disciplinary teams/agencies

  • Building and maintaining trusting and professional relationships

  • Supporting clients by drawing them closer to health and wellbeing by promoting greater self awareness and enhanced ability to cope and achieve their full potential

  • Collaboration with service providers, voluntary or charitable organisations to procure grants and funding to work with vulnerable individuals and groups promoting social inclusion, equality and diversity.

  • Confidentiality is integral to the art therapist's professional practice and all therapists are bound by the ethics and guidelines of the HCPC and BAAT, hold enhanced DBS checks, Professional Liability Insurance, Data Protection Registered and are supervised regularly.

 

 

 

Who can benefit?
 

Art Therapy can aid emotional, educational, social and physical development for children, young people, adults and the elderly. Individuals experience difficulties for a variety of reasons and art therapy can help with those with, but not limited to:

 

  • emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • social and communication difficulties

  • low self esteem, anger and depression

  • learning or physical disabilities or diagnoses

  • those struggling with a particular life event such as bereavement, changes in family structure and illness

  • those who have suffered abuse, bullying, domestic violence or trauma

 

It is particularly effective as a preventative tool in early intervention initiatives especially in schools.

'Every Child Matters' (DfES 2003) highlights the important role that schools play in identifying vulnerable children and making services for preventative work and early intervention accessible.

 

Discernible health benefits from drawing and creating art include but are not limited to:

 

  • lower blood pressure and anxiety

  • improve eye and hand coordination

  • logic and problem solving

  • coping with loss of mobility and enhancing focus

  • promotes emotional resilience

Art therapy can be used by individuals, groups, families, communities and organisations.  To help you understand and experience first hand the benefits of art therapy introductory presentations, workshops, talks and training days are available on request.

 

 

 

 

What is Art Therapy?
 
 
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art as its primary mode of communication, enabling a client  to express and explore painful or confusing feelings through the art making process and production.  This can be particularly beneficial for those who are experiencing difficulty in articulating their thoughts and feelings verbally, or don't understand why they are feeling the way they are.
 
The art therapist provides a supportive and non-judgemental environment in which the client is invited to use a rich variety of art materials and equipment to express how they are feeling.  The therapeutic relationship can enable the individual to reflect and make sense of feelings and behaviours that may be stuck or difficult to express.  
 
You do not have to be good art to benefit from art therapy, just have a willingness to engage in the process. The overall objective is to enable the client to change and grow on a personal level with an empathic and supportive therapist in a safe and boundaried setting which together fosters creative healing.
 
We work together with service providers, voluntary or charitable organisations to improve the standards of mental and physical health and wellbeing in Bucks, Herts, London and surrounding areas for children, young people and adults.  We address social exclusion by helping make applications for grants and funding to enable us to work with vulnerable members of society who otherwise could not afford art therapy.
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36 Marygold Walk

Little Chalfont

Amersham

Bucks HP6 6QF

 

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T: 07427 665052