Since the start of lockdown, I have been seeing clients online and it has been lovely to give support in this way. Currently, as restrictions are lifted for therapeutic services I am seeing clients face to face in West Cork, but still offer online therapy as it is effective and beneficial.
Art Therapy can benefit anyone, regardless of age or ability. It is through the creative process, rather than the finished product that healing and insight are achieved.
I am a professional artist and art therapist and also a homeopath with over 15 years of experience offering holistic family support. Currently I work in private practice in Ballydehob, and in Dunmanway Family Resource Centre with individuals and families. I on the Coisceim panel and offer affordable art- therapy/counselling and also with LIB multicultural counselling.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses different art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address and transform emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
I work with children over 8 years, teenagers, and adults, as art therapy helps people of all ages come to terms with, or resolve a wide range of physical and emotional issues. I offer individual therapy sessions, and also facilitate community art groups with an emphasis on self-development and shared enjoyment.
Art therapy is suitable for all ages and abilities, and because the art making is part of personal expression there is no need for prior experience in art to benefit from the process. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about art therapy or to book a free mini introductory session on either phone or online.
In addition to my one to one and family art therapy practice, I offer and facilitate small group and family workshops in a friendly studio environment and outside in nature in a beautiful West Cork nature reserve; I am a member of ecopsychology and ecotherapy society, Ireland. These creative workshops are open to anyone interested in finding a deeper connection with themselves through a creative process. Please look at my facebook page Thrive with Art Therapy for updates, or use the contact page to email me.