The therapy space is a warm and understanding space in which patient and therapist are constantly communicating, through words and through art. It is a place of mutual learning, growth and reflection. Nothing is too big or too scary to be shared in this non-judgmental space.
Every person, every relationship and every problem is uniquely different. The psychiatrist Irvin Yalom said that therapists must design “a therapy for every patient”. Art therapy makes use of our creative capacity in order that we can design the therapy that is right for you.
The art therapy space is built on the basic human tenets of respect, love and sincerity. What is shared within that space is confidential and the therapist is in a constant process of professional growth and supervision, to ensure the best possible approach for the patient’s wellbeing.
What might I get out of art therapy?
After a Postgraduate diploma in Art Therapy, I went on to complete a Masters program in Art Psychotherapy at Metáfora, Barcelona. Then I started to develop my private art therapy practice, working with children, adolescents, adults, elderly people and groups. I have collaborated with many organisations such as: Mescladis, Amics de La Gent Gran, Olivaret Nursing Home, ES International School, Surya, Studio Abierto, Life in 360 and Learnlife.
Through art therapy, I have also become part of a greater professional network of therapists and people committed to helping others develop their creative voice through expression and self-discovery. I am part of the collective ArteTerapiaLab, and have co-designed art therapy experiences and workshops with many of my colleagues, including ProyectoConectARTE. During the pandemic I ran a series of workshops called "I'm Not A Psychologist" sharing art therapy tools with educators. I now teach at Metáfora where my art therapy journey began, facilitating groups and teaching classes on the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy, in Spanish and in English.
As an art therapist, I am in a constant state of growth and creative exploration. I attend conferences, engage in my own personal therapy, supervise cases from my private practice and present cases and workshops as a lecturer at Metáfora. I have attended conferences about Art Therapy and Trauma (with Cathy Malchiodi, PHD), investigation conferences organised by the Asociación Profesional Española de Arteterapeutas (ATe) and practical courses on adapting Art Therapy to an online format (FormATo). More recently, I have additionally started training as a Therapeutic and Reflective Writing facilitator.
I am passionate about all aspects of creative exploration, and how this can be used to help us discover all of the wonderful complexities of our inner worlds which, ultimately, informs so much of what we do in the world around us. Art Therapy is a useful tool for anyone, including (but not limited to) people seeking help with:
I can connect with you anywhere
I may be able to come to your home
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Life in 360
Passeig Taulat 212, Poble Nou