Drawing and Talking Therapy
|Victoria Wells joined Stone Bay September 2023. Victoria loves all things that allow you to be creative, writing is also a passion of hers. Victoria has a degree in Education Studies and is currently studying Art Therapy.
|Nicki joined Stone Bay School in June 2015,she is a Teaching Assistant level 3 and is passionate about making a difference and getting the best outcomes for our Pupils. Nicki is an Arts Award Advisor and loves seeing our pupils embrace all that the Arts offer and obtaining a recognised qualification.
|Tracey has worked at Stone Bay for four years, predominantly with our older students but she has worked across all key stages. Tracey has previous experience in mainstream schools where she worked for thirteen years, as a Learning Mentor/HLTA.
What does Drawing and Talking look like at Stone Bay?
In a safe and quiet environment on a 1-1 basis the young person will complete 12 sessions over 12 weeks.
The child will be encouraged to take the lead with their drawings. Drawing enables a child to express in a visual form any
overwhelming events, worries, preoccupations from deep in the unconscious mind. Whereas at a conscious level the child may not know ‘What is wrong.’ Drawing enables symbolic and safe expression switching between reality and dreams.
Over time through talking gently and in a supportive fun way it will create a secure attachment with the child and their imagination will begin to unfold. Through the Drawing and Talking process a child can heal and create a different ending to their visual story. Once coming to the end of the Drawing and Talking therapy sessions it's important for them to get back a sense of power in their lives and build their self-esteem.