'A light to help you on your journey of health' Directors: Drs Martin & Sue Allbright
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What is Psychotherapy with Art?


This is psychotherapy where the therapist uses the allocated time, space and art (anything from doodles, scribbles, scratch drawings, or other mediums, with or without colours) to help address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.

About the Art Psychotherapist


Alison Mesley


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Although influenced by psychoanalysis, art psychotherapists have been inspired by theories such as attachment-based psychotherapy and have developed a broad range of client-centred approaches such as psycho-educational, compassion focussed, mindfulness and mentalization-based treatments.


If you would like further information about what I offer as an Art Psychotherapist please contact me through the clinic or visit my website www.alimesley.com


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Sometimes we do not have the words to express our thoughts and feelings either because we were pre verbal when the distress occurred or because we have not been able to process the “gut” reaction. The art helps express, communicate and work through the issues that you are needing help with.

The sessions are often enlightening and enjoyable.



People do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art and it works across all age groups.  (It is not used as a recreational activity, an art lesson or as a diagnostic tool).