Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that provides a safe and respectful space in which to express and communicate feelings and thoughts using art materials. It is not a diagnostic tool, more a context in which to explore emotional issues which may be confusing or distressing. It may therefore be helpful for people who experience mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, stress or depression
Various art materials are provided, however, it is not an art lesson, and no previous experience or skill in art making is needed. The image will not be judged, but used as a way of seeing and reflecting on difficult emotions or problems. This visual process will help connections to be made, so that a deeper understanding of emotional difficulties or thought patterns can take place.