It’s only for artistic people?

You do not need to be skilled with artistic techniques to gain its benefits. Anyone can engage in creativity by connecting with their imaginations. The focus is on the process rather than the outcome or end product.

It’s a weird new therapy?

            Creative Arts Therapy has been used across many ancient cultures and has been well established since the 1940’s in western countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States of America. There have been significant research establishing evidence that supports the safe therapeutic use of the creative arts.

Art Therapists can know everything about me from my art?

Untrue, art therapists cannot read your minds, they may have some informed observations or follow some hunches and make reflections on the artwork presented. It is not the role of the art therapist to cast judgement nor necessarily interpret the artwork. The arts therapist is there to support you in your art making experience and often a dialogue occurs regarding the process and what is seen or heard.

Anyone can be an Arts Therapist?

It is crucial for people to ensure that the therapeutic sessions they are engaging in are with an appropriately qualified therapist. Most appropriately qualified arts therapists have completed a masters of arts therapy or equivalent and hold a professional membership with The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA).