Art Therapist

Art therapists use the creative process to help individuals express themselves and explore their emotions, using various art forms as a therapeutic tool to improve mental well-being and promote personal growth and healing.

Day-to-day Tasks

You might work with clients who have:

  • learning disabilities
  • speech and language difficulties
  • an injury or illness or are recovering from an addiction

You'll help clients:

  • work through their emotions and express themselves
  • come to terms with difficult times in their lives
  • move on in a positive way

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through a university course. You'll need to complete a postgraduate qualification approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and you should have a degree in art or creative therapies to do a postgraduate course.

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