ART THERAPY.

As an Art Therapist, I naturally incorporate art into each therapy session whether by use of metaphors and stories or by creating an image. No matter its form, art is an expression of one's inner experiences, a personal outlet, and it can be an integral part of therapy. However, it is my philosophy that in order to best help you, I must allow you to take the lead. If art is not well suited to you, no problem. Each therapy session is formatted to suit each individual's specific needs. Your comfort is of the utmost importance. 

Not an artist? No problem. 

Art Therapy is all about the process, not the outcome.

No prior art experience is required. 

For more information, set up a free 30-minute initial phone consultation! 

"If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."

- Edward Hopper

 

Approach.

I take an integrative approach to counselling, incorporating elements of:

Person-centred therapy - I believe that individuals are the experts of their own lives. The client determines the pace and direction of each session with my support and encouragement along the way.

Emotion-focused therapy - Sessions are focused on helping individuals get in-tune with their emotions so they may better understand and manage their emotional responses. 

Strengths-based therapy - Counselling is not about hiding our imperfections but realizing the strengths that contribute to our individuality. I help clients to recognize their strengths and to build upon them. 

Trauma-informed therapy - I establish a safe, trusting environment in which the client has the potential to be vulnerable. Techniques and interventions are chosen carefully and with the intention of helping clients uncover their resiliency and heal old wounds. 

Mindfulness-based therapy - Self-compassion is key. Mindfulness-based approaches help individuals to bring awareness to their experiences, reflect on them without passing judgement, and to embrace their ability to respond to situations by choice.   

© 2018 by Ruth Andrews.

Photography by Anaïs Forest-Cooter & Nica Storey

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