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Creative Arts Therapy (and its related modalities)?

What Is Creative Arts Therapy?: Reducing stress and giving you a positive effect on your mental health is one of the core aims of creative arts therapy. This type of therapy modality is any type of therapy that works with your creative side to provide therapeutic benefit.

The most common creative arts to work with therapeutically are art, drama, music, dance and poetry. ‘Expressive arts therapy’ is a modality that incorporates multiple art forms.

It is rooted in the ideas that creative expression is beneficial for wellbeing, that psychological issues and situations can be best expressed non verbally (or using metaphor), and that creative expression without judgement can boost self-confidence, aid self-knowledge, and help you express yourself in other ways.

Creative arts therapies work for people of all ages, in groups and individually, and you will not need any experience or talent in the creative art you choose, since the focus is on your inner experience rather than your output. An experienced practitioner will encourage you to respond to the art of others as well as create your own.

The different types of creative arts therapies we offer include Narrative Therapy and Art and Drama Therapy.

Creative Arts Therapists Working at HQ Therapy

Clients will all have different experiences working with creative arts therapy. However, the main benefits are for you to be in a safe place with someone who won’t judge you, making sense of things and understanding yourself better, helping you resolve complicated feelings, or finding ways to live with them and helping you communicate and express yourself, which you might find difficult to put into words.

Below is a selection of our current creative arts therapists who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

What Can Creative Arts Therapy Can Help With?

Creative arts therapies have been beneficial in helping a huge range of conditions and issues, including physical and emotional problems and  behavioural disorders such as schizophrenia, dementia, aging and geriatric issues and compassion fatigue (see more below)

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your coaching sessions.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to creative arts therapy.

Related Creative Arts Therapy Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

Many people can benefit from creative arts therapy. Your therapist can help you work through a wide range of problems and targets together and help you become more expressive and communicative.

Choosing the right practitioner is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and therapist as equals.

These are some of the therapy modalities we deal with at HQ Therapy that are closely related to creative arts therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Creative Arts Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.