Creativity-Sonia Dixon - Individual and Relationship Counselling
You don't have to be good at Art!! (phew!)
Using creativity in counselling can help clients to express what they are feeling, without the need to put it into words.
The images created can give you new ways of seeing yourself or understanding your world, which can lead to increased self-awareness, personal growth and psychological healing.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor I do not interpret the client's image, instead I work with each client, enable them to explore their image and whatever meaning it may have for them.
Sometimes a scribble or shape may be made to express a feeling; therefore the creating of the image in itself can also have therapeutic value.
I used to have various materials available in my counselling room, however now I'm working only on line makes this part a bit more tricky. However if you'd like to give this way of working a try you don't need much, in terms of art materials, to be able to create an image. Some crayons, coloured pencils or felt tip pens would do - or even just a biro! Or you might prefer to choose some objects to bring to your sessions, like small toy figures, ornaments, pebbles or shells which can be used to illustrate something or express different feelings. Let's talk about it if you're interested and will see what we can do.
(images used are examples for illustrative purposes only - not actual client work due to boundaries of confidentiality)