Matt Keating on Art Therapy

A place to hide and heal

“Art therapy helps troubled children in class and in life. Perhaps it should be offered in all schools…

“”Verbal therapy can often seem quite threatening, particularly for adolescents,” says art therapist Carole Welsby. “Art therapy allows them almost a place to hide, from which they can appear slowly.” For the past 15 years she has been on staff at Enfield County, a girls’ secondary school in north London. “With visual work a lot of unconscious material comes out,” she says.”


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