Adults can self-refer and organisations are welcome to refer on behalf of a client, service user or employee who wants to work towards change in their lives. An initial appointment will help you to find out if you would like to use art therapy to help you make positive changes.


The reasons for coming to art therapy will vary enormously for each individual, but may include wanting to address the impact of: anxiety, depression, family or adult relationships, trauma, isolation, bereavement, coping with illness, addiction, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, anger, loss, self-esteem and self-development. Part of the role of an art therapist is to work with you to make sense of what you create in art therapy and to support you in making changes in your daily life. You do not have to be experienced or skilled in art to benefit from art therapy.