Lizzie is an Art Therapist. She works with children and young people when things feel difficult.
People come to see Lizzie for a variety of reasons. Lizzie helps people:
A parent, carer, family member, teacher, doctor or other adult may be worried about how you are feeling, or you might have asked for help yourself.
In art therapy people use art (painting, drawing, clay, doodling, collage…) to help express themselves. Making art to explain a worry or problem can sometimes be easier than finding the words. You don’t need to be ‘good’ or talented at art to come. Lizzie helps you (and sometimes other people in your family) to think, talk about and deal with your feelings, experiences, challenges and successes.
The sessions are once a week.
Whatever you (and your family) say to Lizzie in sessions is private, unless she thinks you are unsafe or you want her to tell someone else.
Therapy has helped me stop being shy
I’ve realised that people think I’m a nice person
Lizzie is a loving person that listens and gives ideas
I learned stuff. It helps my feelings
Thank you for letting me come here. You helped me with my worries
Lizzie was kind. I was confident to talk to her and I done lots of art and had fun
It was good because it helped me get things off my mind
Therapy is good because it helped me with moods, anger and fighting with my carer
If I had never met Lizzie I would still have bad memories in my mind. She’s my star who I can rely on. I know she will never give up on me or anyone else. She helped me with family worries but I don’t [have them] now because she has been there for me