There is usually an introductory meeting that may include an assessment for suitability for art therapy.
Matters relating to length of therapy, confidentiality, consent and costs are then discussed.
The client is encouraged to use art materials to make images. Through the art making, people can express and explore feelings that can be difficult to communicate verbally.
HOW IT WORKS
How does the art therapy process work?
In talking therapies the relationship is between the client and the therapist.
In art therapy the relationship moves between the art therapist, the client and the art.