Art Therapy or Art Psychotherapy can help some people, especially children, to communicate their feelings a lot better than a more structured verbal therapy. There is no expectation of producing a "good" piece of art to please anyone but the child taking part. It is the therapist's role to encourage play and experimentation with materials that will lead to self-expression and development of a trusting relationship where the child feels safe enough to think about and explore changes that they would like to make in their lives.
Spontaneously made art can bring unexpected feelings to the surface and it is important that the therapist is a properly trained, qualified and registered Art Therapist.
Here at Waterloo we have access to a fully qualifed Art Therapist who, through a referral from the school, can work with children.