Art therapy can be a powerful tool for transformation, healing and growth. It is a form of therapy that encourages and supports people to express feelings and experiences using basic art materials in a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment. Art-making can decrease stress and physical symptoms, help express and release difficult or overwhelming emotion, and can lead to greater self-knowledge. It can also re- connect us with the sensory pleasure of using paints, pastels and clay. Art therapy offers a way for people to “tell the stories” in new creative ways, in the presence of a caring and supportive witness. It can lead to new understandings and insights, transformation, and healing and growth.Individual art therapy and counselling services for children, adolescents and adults, who are dealing with issues such as:
Services are provided in English by Marijan Grobbink, M.A., who is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Canadian Art Therapist.
Services are located in the office of the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, in the Bronson Centre, Suite 209, 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa ON K1R 6H5 Phone 613-235-2516 Fax 613-235-4234. Please call for more information or to book an appointment.