Teens

make, create, play, heal

Art therapy offers teens the time and space to explore the self and engage in self-reflection all whilst highlighting some effective coping techniques to help them navigate this time of great transition and change.

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Our gorgeous teenagers and young people have so much going on right now – physical changes, emotional dysregulation, social pressures, academic pressures, parental expectations, not to mention the all-important journey of self-discovery and identity.

Verbal language is only one way of communicating and this isn’t always the easiest way for our children and young people to work through their troubles and creative arts therapy is the best at acknowledging that.

Creating art in a safe and supportive environment allows teenagers to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way to discover both their inner and outer resources with the hope of helping them feel happier and healthier. Poetry, painting, drawing, mixed-media collage, songwriting, sculpting and visual journalling are just a few of the creative outlets that can encourage our teenagers to reflect, share thoughts, process emotions, express themselves authentically, and emerge with a stronger sense of self.

I can support teenagers and young adults who are struggling with:
  • Anxiety/depression

  • Bullying

  • Perfectionism

  • Low self-esteem

  • Social difficulties

  • Negative body image

  • Gender identity and/or sexual identity

  • A change in family circumstance

  • Adjusting to a new school/area

  • Healing from trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Unexplained changes in behaviour

Benefits of Creative Arts Therapy with teenagers:
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Inspire renewed interest, resilience and hope

  • Learn new coping skills

  • Improve problem solving skills

  • Develop assertiveness and self-esteem

  • Cultivate self-compassion

  • Build emotional awareness and empowerment

  • Nurture creativity and authentic expression

For more information you are welcome to call me on 0481 258 118 or send an email via our contact page.

Emma