Meet Eleanor Betts, Art Therapist at Rainbow Counselling, Sheffield

Meet Eleanor Betts, Art Therapist at Rainbow Counselling, Sheffield

Introducing Rainbow’s Art Therapist, Eleanor Betts who works primarily with young people aged 13-20 and adults who are receiving cancer care.

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses creative ways to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences. Sometimes it is hard to find the words to express ourselves; perhaps our experiences and feelings are too difficult to talk about, or the words don’t seem like enough. Art making and the use of images can be a helpful way to help express what may feel inexpressible.

Art making also has physical and psychological benefits. It can feel soothing, reduce anxiety and help develop a sense of well-being and self-esteem.

You don’t need to be ‘good at art’ or have any prior experience of art making. Read more from Eleanor’s Counsellor profile >

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War and Anxious Times for Children and Families

War and Anxious Times for Children and Families

Following the many anxieties that were raised during the pandemic the world has now been plunged into a new set of anxieties around war and conflict, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

War and Anxious Times for Children and FamiliesJo Holmes, BACP’s Children, Young People and Families Lead reminds us of the importance of sharing our concerns, and to not be afraid to help children in particular to find a safe place to explore worries and fears they may have.

Pete English, who works with children and young people offers some helpful tips that may equally help adults too…

“When a child expresses their worries and anxieties, listen intently to them and help them to talk about feelings. Maybe have a feelings chart so that they can find the appropriate word if they don’t have the vocabulary yet. Don’t just brush it off with comments to make you feel better. Have a united front if you’re parenting together. Model that you’re able to express your feelings too but that you have control over them.”

Check out the full article from BACP >

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