MMArts offers Counselling Consultant and Arts Therapy Consultant including:
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a consultant listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can help you cope with:
a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder
an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
other issues, such as sexual identity
What are arts and creative therapies?
Arts and creative therapy consultants are treatments which involve using arts-based activities in a therapeutic environment. You don't need to have done these activities before, or have any particular skills or knowledge.
Different people will have different experiences of arts and creative therapies, but they all aim to:
give you a safe time and place with someone who won't judge you
help you make sense of things and understand yourself better
help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them
help you communicate and express yourself, which might include feelings or experiences you find hard to put into words.
Therapy sessions can take place in a one-to-one setting or a group, and are offered in a range of settings including charities.
Can they treat mental health problems?
Research suggests that arts and creative therapies may help with mental health problems, but it's difficult to be sure because many studies have included fairly small numbers of people.
More research is needed to establish which problems or conditions arts and creative therapies can treat, or if particular aspects of each type of therapy are especially important in helping with mental health problems.
Some people say they find these sorts of therapies helpful because they provide ways of addressing painful feelings and difficult experiences without talking about them – which can sometimes include experiences of trauma.
One on one arts therapy sessions 40 GBP per hour plus travel.
Organisation day rate for arts therapy sessions 200 GBP plus travel. 8 hour day.
One on one Counselling sessions 40 GBP per hour plus travel.
Organisation day rate for Counselling sessions 200 GBP plus travel. 8 hour day of one on one sessions.