What is a typical Art Therapy session like?

There is no set way that an art therapy session unfolds, as each person and group is different,  but there are certain aspects that should always remain the same:

  • The session should be a safe, confidential, trusting and non-judgmental environment.
  • There is no pressure to use the art materials on your first session, it’s your session and you choose when and how to use the materials.
  • Although art making can be a nonverbal process it can be useful to reflect on the image in a verbal way with the therapist, but again this is the choice of the client as each person’s needs are different.