Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art making and images as part of the therapeutic process. Art therapy does not require you to have any previous experience of making art. Using art materials in the presence of a supportive art therapist provides an alternative way to freely express and explore your feelings, especially when verbal communication may feel difficult.  I offer a respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential space to process difficult emotions and experiences at your own pace. Art therapy can be an enjoyable and non-threatening way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship, and a gentle and effective holistic tool for improving mental well-being. I work with a person-centred approach, supporting you in forming your own insights and self-discovery.  This may help with a growing understanding of your-self and your relationships with others.

Esme Johnson

Art Therapist

I offer a respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential space to process difficult emotions and experiences at your own pace. I work within a person-centred approach, supporting you to form your own insights and self-discovery. This may help with a growing understanding of your-self and your relationships with others. I have worked in various therapeutic and educational settings with adults, children and young people with a variety of social, emotional and mental health issues. During my training I provided art psychotherapy for adults at an NHS specialist psychological trauma service and for children who had suffered trauma and loss. I am also a qualified yoga teacher, with a special interest in trauma sensitive yoga, as well as the connection between mind, body and nature. I offer the practice of yoga and yoga nidra in addition to art psychotherapy. Esme is registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists, whose guidelines and code of ethics she follows. Contact Esme by email or phone 07981903333. esmejohnson@hotmail.co.uk