What is Christina Art Therapy?
Christina Art Therapy is an organisation based within Northern Ireland that provides Art Therapy (also known as Art Psychotherapy), art workshops, art for wellbeing programmes and even arts and crafts birthday parties. It is ran by Christina Johnston who is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) registered Art Psychotherapist. Christina is able to offer her services to anyone, including; primary, secondary and high schools as well as community centres, nursing homes and other organisations.
The list of art therapy and other art related services can be seen below.
My Art Therapy Services
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art as a primary mode of communication and expression. The art created is not used as a diagnostic tool but rather a way to address emotional issues which may be confusing, distressing and difficult to verbally communicate. Art therapy is not a recreational activity or an art lesson although the sessions may be enjoyable. No previous art experience is necessary as the art created is not judged and instead is a way to express yourself.
Art Therapy is suitable for all ages, abilities and can be beneficial for people with a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, physical or learning disabilities, neurological conditions, physical illnesses, and life-limiting conditions.
Christina has worked with a range of clients with behavioural difficulties, ASD, ADHD, suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, relationship difficulties and much more.
8 years old male on individual Art Therapy
"I loved the way we could do different art stuff and speak about what I am feeling."
Other Art Services
Christina's has CHRISTMAS ART CLASSES open now for both adults and children.
If you would also like to be kept up to date with future projects, art for mental health programmes and art workshops please sign up here!
In other news, I have been working away in the background creating a new feature on my website, A STORE with products for children, young people and families to enjoy together!
I will be adding more products to the store so keep an eye out! Follow Christina Art Therapy on Facebook or Instagram for more up to date news!
Services can be provided across Northern Ireland in the following areas:
- Lisburn and Castlereagh
- Antrim and Newtownabbey
- Ards and North Down
- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon