I am a qualified Arts and Nature Psychotherapist who has worked within the NHS, community based organizations and for the last decade in private practise providing a confidential, non-judgemental place for clients to explore their difficulties freely.
This is a form of therapy that uses art media alongside talking as a mode of communication. Using the Arts helps to bring about psychological change. Art Therapy is not an art class. No previous experience in art is necessary, the art making is about the process not the final product.
Words can sometimes be limiting for emotional experiences and can leave a client feeling misunderstood. The arts offer another way that is more connected to the body leading to a fuller expression of emotions. Visual images are also more likely to trigger memories within the unconscious, which can help the client to have a deeper understanding of their issues.
What is Nature Psychotherapy?
Connecting to nature enhances our sense of relationship to the other, bringing spirituality into the room. For example, working with a particular plant through meditation techniques enables its known herbal healing properties to aid transformation.
Art and nature has the potential to transform lives, often in profound ways; research is demonstrating that art and connecting to nature improves not only our quality of life, but also is effective in reducing stress and increasing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being.Scroll