Art Therapy available in Sawtry


What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that provides a space to use various art materials as a means of personal expression. Sometimes people may find it difficult to express their feelings in words, and creativity can often ‘say’ more. It may help to describe feelings that were either hidden or partially surfaced. It may also be useful for people who use their words to avoid looking at feelings. Using creative media in therapy can bring a sense of well being that aids the healing process. The overall aim is to enable the client to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Some ways of working in an Art Therapy session may include sculpture, image work, voice work, movement or enacting scenes or using stories to explore strengths and difficulties. No previous art experience or particular skill is necessary as the focus is on the process of creating rather than the finished ‘product’. Unlike other forms of psychotherapy, art therapy produces images that encourage discussions and it is possible to look back over the sessions and observe developments.

There will be a variety of art materials available for people to work with and in between session’s images will be stored in the client’s own folder, in a locked room. All client material is confidential.


What issues can Art Therapy help with?

Some of the issues that Art Therapy can help:
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Depression
  • Sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Domestic violence
  • Work related issues
  • Bullying
  • Personality disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • OCD
  • Bipolar Effective Disorder
  • ADHD


Where can I go for Art Therapy?

We offer our Art Therapy service at:-

The Hares Clinics, 3 Brookside, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Peterborough PE28 5UX, which covers the surrounding local and rural communities of Glatton, Gidding, Connington, Holme, Stilton, Folkesworth, Yaxley, Coppingford, Woodwalton, Upton, Alconbury, Hamerton and Buckworth, as well as the wider area including Huntingdon, Peterborough, Winwick, Oundle, Warmington, Ramsey, Kings Ripton and Graffham.