Well-being and Support Art Therapy Group

The London Art Therapy Centre

Wednesdays  11.00 – 1.00pm in Studio 1

Facilitators: Hephzibah Kaplan (art therapist) & Kate Hardwicke (psychotherapist)

An art psychotherapy group for people with stress, anxiety, depression, social isolation and other enduring mental health difficulties. The group provides a safe space to share experiences, fears and hopes and to explore meaning through making images.  You do not have to be ‘good at art’ to attend.

In a non-judgemental environment, self-expression is fostered through the creative process, and the group works together to develop personal insight, increased self-confidence and mutual support. A whole range of art materials is on offer inviting you to explore different personal themes that we can reflect on as a group.

The group will progress towards new ways of attending to difficulties and identifying more resourceful ways of coping. In a group where boundaries are observed, this can help to reduce anxiety and familiar fears by raising awareness and developing compassion towards oneself and others.  The group, with interventions from the therapists and from the members within it, facilitates connections with its fellow members while remaining respectful of each individual’s space.

The group meets every week except for Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks. Potential group members may self-refer or be referred by a health professional. If you intend to self-fund, we will still require a referral letter from your GP. (Please be aware that unfortunately not all GP’s are in a position to fund ongoing art psychotherapy and the funding application process can take a while).

Maximum size of group: 8 participants

When: Wednesdays 11.00-1.00pm

Cost: includes all art materials and refreshments   £40 self-funding;   £45 funded

Discounts are available for pre-paid block bookings: 6 sessions – £35 per session (self-funded)

 

If you are interested in attending, you are invited to an initial assessment meeting with the facilitators.

Please call Hephzibah on 0203-490 7899 or 07946-603715 to arrange a suitable time.