Real Life Stories

These are all true and sometimes disturbing stories - the real names have been changed.

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Artist: Bill Taylor-Beales
Artist: Bill Taylor-Beales
Artist: Bill Taylor-Beales
Artist: Toha Hasan

Whilst facilitating a creative process the Arts Therapist is most importantly responsible for managing a clinical process; one that includes an initial and ongoing assessment of the client’s status and needs (in consultation with the client) and includes the regulation of depth according to the client’s capacity to manage degrees of identification with the cause and symptoms of trauma. The Therapist is ready to fully support the client as the origins of trauma become clear and intense feelings associated with deep distress come to the surface.  The sense of safety and security that results from the client’s confidence that the Therapist can manage their distress, and is not afraid of their pain, makes the process of gentle healing from deep wounds possible.