Art Therapy Service

We are pleased to be offering art therapy sessions by trained and qualified Art Psychotherapist, Hannah Simons.  

  • Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual and tactile media as a means of self-expression and communication.  
  • Art therapists aim to support people of all ages and abilities and at all stages of life, to discover an outlet for often complex and confusing feelings, and foster self-awareness and growth.  
  • Art therapy can be beneficial to anyone, regardless of age, ability or previous artistic experience. It can be particularly helpful for those who struggle with conventional modes of communication and offers a gentle way to work through trauma.  
  • It offers benefits for those with emotional, behavioural, or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. 

 A 45 minute session costs £70 and can be booked 

About Hannah Simons 

As well as being a trained and qualified Art Psychotherapist, Hannah is a registered member of the Health and Care Professionals Council, member of the British Association of Art Therapists and has  an M.A in Fine Art and an M.A in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University of London. 

 Hannah’s practice is largely informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy, which rests on the idea that who we are and how we experience the world is shaped and changed by conscious and unconscious experiences. The therapeutic encounter can help us recognise, externalise and contextualise our memories and experiences, it can provide a safe place to explore and process difficulties and to experiment with seeing and doing things differently. Art Therapy can help us let go of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, develop new perspectives and work towards creating more fulfilling relationships with others and with ourselves. 

Psychodynamic art therapy facilitates non-judgmental supportive environments for the creative process to take place. It is a place to play and experiment with materials and narratives…to create, deconstruct and build…to talk, to think and to be silent. Art therapy sessions are generally non-directive, allowing the client to lead the session. Hannah has a holistic, integrative, person centred approach to therapeutic work.