Sarah holds an MA in art psychotherapy and is a fully accredited member of IACAT (The Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapies) and adheres to the code of ethics. Sarah has a background in education, working in secondary schools as a teacher for over ten years.
Art Therapy is different from an art class as it is a type of counselling, where you are invited to explore emotions through art in a confidential space. There is no art experience or skills required to attend and benefit from art therapy and all materials and tools are provided in sessions. The art making process is mainly used as a tool to express and explore emotions that may sometimes be difficult to put in words.
In a session you can expect a warm welcome, a non judgmental space, empathy and understanding, kindness and compassion. Sarah will provide you with useful tools that can help you to reduce anxiety and manage distress when in difficult situations.
Sarah works with a number of issues such as:
- Adoption or Foster Care
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress
- Persistent anger, stress, fear, sadness, or worry that hinders everyday life
- Trauma (sexual, physical, emotional, abuse)
Sarah works with children, adolescents and adults. Sessions can vary in length between 40 minutes and an hour, depending on the age of the client. An initial consultation can be arranged before a session. Review sessions can take place after 8 weeks to discuss if more sessions are required.
Please contact Sarah via phone or email for more information