children + art therapy

Children, who have no or a limited language with which to explain their inner world, can greatly benefit from art therapy’s gentle approach.

Difficulties associated with change, trauma, illness and disability, often causing distress both to themselves or their families, are met and explored. Thus, the development of self confidence is nurtured and challenging circumstances can be navigated, understood, and learned from.

Kate has developed a model that is specific to each child. Gathering imagery through drawing, sandplay, painting and model making, Kate observes the child’s way of being.

These observations, combined with information given by the parent, are distilled into story form, highlighting the child’s very individual challenges and offering a path forward to redeem them.

This story becomes the foundation for the remaining sessions. The story is retold and activities are drawn from the context, allowing the child their own creative input.

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  • …what exactly IS art therapy?

    A language that is both universal and personal, art is an ideal approach to nourish, heal, and support the riddles and challenges each of us faces in our individual lives. Suitable to everyone, it is more about “the process” than producing “finished outcomes”. In fact, by utilising techniques such as sand play, painting, modelling, gesture and movement, voice work and writing, each individual’s unique needs are carefully and intuitively catered for.
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    Please note all imagery found on this site are Copyright to Kate Sharp 2017. None may be reproduced without prior written permission.