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Art Therapy for Mead View Farm School

 

What is Art Therapy?

 

Art therapy uses art making to build trust, encourage and promote, emotional change and self-development in a safe and therapeutic setting.

 

The process of art making is the door way to therapy, by using the materials freely in a non-judgmental environment the child will begin the process of emotional discovery. It’s not about making beautiful finished art work, but to find way to express feelings especially when words are difficult to find.

 

The Art Therapist

 

The art therapist will guide and facilitate, in order to help the child understand their own feelings. The therapist will encourage safe communication between them both.

 

As the relationship develops the child will be able to express themselves in an accepting, safe environment. Through talking, playing games, and creative art making, the therapist can help children find ways of sharing some of the underlying emotional issues and behaviour that may be affecting their learning and emotional stability.

 

At Meadow View Farm School we offer children individual and group Art therapy sessions.

 

Emma is a qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a member of British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

 

All information within the sessions will be treated as sensitive and confidential. The Therapist is bound by the British Association of Art Therapists code of ethics and always works in line with the school’s policies on safeguarding children and child protection.

If a child shares information that is seen a concern, where they are at the risk of harm to themselves or to others the therapist is duty bound to share this with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school and follow the school’s policy for safeguarding, or appropriate agency.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information about Art Therapy, please contact Emma through the school office.

 

Helpful information

 

British Association of Art Therapists http://www.baat.org

Health and Care Professions Council http://www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/

 

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