Professional art therapy

Art Therapy Workshops For Professionals

Art therapy is a highly specialised form therapy that provides the client and the therapist with an effective way to get a better understanding of deep, inner issues. It is an expressive form of therapy that is not about the art but about the power of tapping into the creative mind to process the inner world and make changes that improve the client's life. The creative mind is where problem solving occurs, allowing clients to develop meaningful and positive strategies for developing coping mechanisms and skills to deal with the difficulties they are experiencing in their lives.

Art therapy has been used for a significant amount of time for the treatment of issues related to trauma in children, adolescents and adults. This could include abuse within a family, domestic violence between partners, or abuse by others within or outside of the family. However, art therapy is also highly applicable to clients who are experiencing bereavement, mental health issues, eating disorders, interpersonal relationship problems, self-esteem and self-image distortions and for those struggling with addiction and recovery. Art therapy may be particularly effective for clients with developmental or cognitive disorders or for those who have difficulty with speech and expression.

Providing an opportunity for the client to represent the trauma they have experienced through painting, drawing, sculpting or other forms of art opens the doors to expression that may be impossible through words in traditional types of psychotherapy and counselling. The therapist guides and encourages the client without imposing their own ideas, beliefs or expressive techniques, creating a positive, supportive and helpful environment for expression.

About Philippe Jacquet

Philippe Jacquet is a qualified and fully accredited Psychotherapist and Art Therapist who has extensive experience in working with clients of all ages. Mr. Jacquet provides Art Therapy workshops and training in both the United Kingdom as well as France. He is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and has trained professionals in this specialised therapeutic technique in a variety of different settings and locations.

Workshop Design

Workshops provided by Philippe Jacquet & Associates are designed to provide participants with the techniques and theory that are required to use this therapeutic intervention and approach with clients of all ages. The workshops will be a combination of theory and discussion as well as practical experience in specific strategies.

Participants who complete the Art Therapy Workshop will have more than just the basic tools to use Art Therapy with their clients. They will understand the theory and the techniques used in the approach and understand how it can be used as part of a holistic treatment plan in both individual and group settings.

Workshops can be designed to address the specific needs of your group at your location. The duration of the workshop can also be customised to your needs and to suit your specific requirements for the training.

For more information on Art Therapy Workshops offered by Philippe Jacquet please contact the office. Mr. Jacquet is available to discuss training dates and requirements and to answer any questions you may have.

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