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Stella Joel
Art Therapist

Stella Joel

Stella Joel has worked as an Art Therapist for 15 years both within the NHS and privately.

Stella combines art therapy with counselling skills, alongside a trained therapist. The combination of art and therapy can enable you to address issues from a different perspective.

Stella provides a supportive environment, seeking to enable each person coming to therapy to find a way of using art which is suited to them. She provides a range of art materials and it is not necessary to be good at art – a willingness to use art materials is all that is required.

If you have found that talking alone does not seem to lead to resolution of issues and symptoms it is possible that art may provide a way of getting to the heart of the issue – more quickly than using words alone. The process of making art can be enjoyable and can make therapy more accessible, particularly for young people.

Stella provides support in resolving issues related to trauma; issues relating to loss or feelings which may currently feel overwhelming. She also aims to enable you to discover your strengths.

Training

  • Art Therapy Diploma (postgraduate course)
  • Medieval History and Fine Art M.A Hons 
  • HCPC registered
  • Member of British Association of Art Therapists

The process of art making can be spontaneous and I help to facilitate a connection with feelings or thoughts which may seem too complex or confused to put into words. An image or sculpture can hold feelings experienced and they may seem less overwhelming and more manageable in a visual form. Making a connection between the art and what is happening emotionally is what often enables the person attending the session to identify what underlies their symptoms of anxiety or/depression or the feelings associated with an event.

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