Aaron Swartz MBACP, SEP Counselling, Psychotherapy & Somatic Experiencing for Brighton & Hove

Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. art

Integrative Arts Psychotherapy



Although I use a combination of different therapeutic models including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Jungian Theory, I can also use the Arts as a way of helping clients to express difficult and buried emotions.

Using words is always a good place to start in Counselling & Psychotherapy, but sometimes the issues we wish to look at lie in the unconscious, and the use of language maybe insufficient into delving into the depths of the problem.

By using the Arts we can 'fast track' our way into the unconscious and get right to the heart of the problem. Not only does one get surprising results, but it also can be a deeply satisfying and rich process. Yes, Therapy can be fun !!!!

Each individual must go at their own pace and sometimes using the arts is not always appropriate, but my experience with clients, has been that over time, having built up trust, using the Arts has can be a very powerful way to discover new parts of ones self that would otherwise be buried.

Both Children and Adults can benefit from working with the Arts.

The Art forms I may use could be: Painting, Sand tray, Music, Clay, Music, Dance and Drawing. Each person will find the art form that resonates with them deeply.

Below are some videos and articles about how Art therapy can be used in the the Therapeutic process:

How Art Therapy has helped me
An Unlikely form of therapy
The Benefits of Art Therapy
Art Therapy: Healing Grief and LossHow

(Please note I will be away from July 24 - Sept 4 on annual leave)

For a confidential chat please ring me on
07768 762 123

or click here to email me.

My rates are:
£45 per session (50 min) for individuals.
£60 per session (60 min) for couples.

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