Therapies: Art Therapy
Ginny trained as an Art Therapist graduating from Goldsmiths University in 2000. Since then, she has worked in many different organisations as an Art Therapist including the charities Place2Be, Grief Encounter and Resources for Autism. She also works in private practice with adults and children and as a sessional Art Therapist in schools throughout Poole and Bournemouth.
Art therapy is a form of Psychotherapy, which uses the art materials and the artwork to aid communication and you do not need to be ‘good at art’ to participate in art therapy. Art can be an important avenue of communication and expression, especially when words fail. The individuality of pictures and art pieces produced can describe many aspects of a person’s experience, feelings and unconscious or conscious thoughts.
Art Therapists are state registered and monitored by the Health Professions Council. They are trained to facilitate both non-verbal and verbal communication through the creative process and the therapeutic relationship. An Art Therapist will have an understanding of psychotherapeutic theory and practice as well as child psychology and development.