We provide a unique and specialist Art Psychotherapy service. We are proud of being the first and currently only provider of such non-verbal support in the region, inclusive of all mental health needs, and people of all ages and backgrounds. We work with adults, children and families.
Our approach to Art Therapy (aka Art Psychotherapy) is inclusive and holistic, offering formal individual/group therapy, and informal therapist supported art groups. We also offer 'moving on' creative spaces for people ready to explore independence in their creativity or who are creatively inspired but socially isolated.
We specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma in particular survivors of torture, physical or psychological abuse, trafficking, modern day slavery and victims of gender based violence. We also deliver therapeutic interventions for family’s with bonding difficulties.
The project was established through funding by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group to be the first community based Art Therapy provision in the region for adults from refugee, black & minority ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds. It has received significant funding from other grant bodies and trusts since setting up in 2014 and continues through additional financial support.
Under this programme, we are able to provide Psychological Medico-Legal Reports and Expert Witness representation in Court for people who are under our support and have mental health needs significant to their claim for asylum for example.
Create; an Erasmus+ was co-funded project which developed resources for professional development of Arts Therapists (Art, Drama, Movement, Dance, Music) working with refugees and migrants across Europe and Supervisors of Arts Therapists.
The project was co-produced with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in a 6 month therapy provision and supports capacity building within the Arts Therapies offer for refugee resettlement in the various countries involved; England, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy. More information on https://www.createka2eu.com/about/
We provide Clinical Art Psychotherapy informed Supervision for organisations and Psychotherapists. Delivered at our project base all income is regenerated directly to enable our wider free programme offer for vulnerable people.
We offer specialist attachment and trauma Therapy, child development, reflective parenting/career support and family support for children, young people, carers and families who are care experienced or who have experience of the journey of adoption.
Using a range of approaches from an Art Psychotherapy and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy approach including Systemic, Dyadic, psychodynamic and Trauma informed Attachment based interventions. Our therapists are qualified and experienced to offer diagnostic assessments as well as longer term intervention to best support the young person and family/career unit.
Family Art, Reflection & Therapy; this is delivered by an Art Psychotherapist and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. Supporting parents and children to have improved emotional bonding, ability to reflect and share in an open and honest, way in order to improve relationships and support in the family unit.
We work in our project base, in schools or after school provisions or in the community.
Private therapy; we offer Art Therapy for trainee therapists as well as adults, children and families in need of support who are unable to access our free provisions. Donations are made for this support which are put back directly into free access delivery across our many community programmes.
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