“People tell me that using the art materials in art therapy is like finding another way of talking and expressing things that are difficult to put into words. Through the process of creating images and reflecting upon them, you can make connections with past experiences and present difficulties to help you to develop a greater understanding of your situation and yourself. This can be very grounding, enabling you to see you have more choices and to feel more in charge of your life. Recent research has found that after art therapy sessions participants show lower cortisol levels regardless of their skill.”
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Rebecca Arnold is the Art Psychotherapist at Priory Hospital Altrincham.
Rebecca has fifteen years’ experience of delivering specialist art psychotherapy groups across a variety of mental health services for Priory Group Altrincham on the General Programme with adults and also on the Eating Disorder service for young people. In addition, she provides individual art psychotherapy for outpatients.
Rebecca is registered with the HCPC and is a member of The British Association of Art Therapists.
Rebecca is a trauma-informed, psychodynamic Art Psychotherapist with a background in CAMHS.
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- BA Fine Art Hons (Leeds Metropolitan University),
- Postgraduate Diploma In Art Psychotherapy (The University of Sheffield)