For many, it can be easier to use a non-verbal form of communication, such as art, to make sense of experiences.

The artwork created in art therapy sessions is led by the individual or family and provides a focus for communication or discussion with our art therapists.

Art therapy is available to anyone that accesses Demelza’s services and we can offer individual and family sessions.

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Art therapy groups

To ensure art therapy is accessible to everyone, we offer a combination of virtual and face-to-face sessions.

Your children will use bits and pieces found around the house for virtual sessions, bringing out their creativity and imagination in some fantastic ways.

The benefits of Demelza art therapy

Art therapy sessions will give you, your child and family the opportunity to use creativity as a way to explore and express your emotions and deal with difficult experiences.

  • Self-expression - Provides a safe space to express challenging thoughts and feelings bought by the individual or family accessing the sessions
  • Independence - Promotes a sense of independence and feelings of control
  • Choice - Demelza offers private one-to-one sessions but art therapy groups are also available
  • Acceptance - Supports children, young people and their families to find some acceptance of their situation, so they can move forward positively
  • Peer interaction - Offers opportunities to interact with peers in group sessions and a shared experience if desired 
  • Emotional support - Provides safe space to express, talk and think of difficult emotions including stress and anxiety
  • Bereavement support - Art therapy forms an important part of Demelza’s bereavement services, supporting families to process their grief
  • Self esteem - Helps build confidence

Interested in art therapy sessions?

If you're an existing Demelza family you can get in touch with us to book on to an art therapy or music therapy session.