Art Therapy

"Often the hands will solve the mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain" -C.G.Jung

Our Services

Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, color, and shape, clients can express thoughts and feelings that may be hard to articulate with words alone.

Children & Adolescents

Specially designed sessions for younger clients, using art to express emotions and develop coping skills.

Adults & Seniors

Tailored one-on-one sessions focusing on personal issues, difficult life transitions and goals.

Group Therapy

Collaborative sessions in a group setting, fostering shared experiences and support.

Online Art Therapy

Virtual sessions conducted via secure video conferencing, offering flexibility and accessibility.

What is art therapy?


Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication and expression. It combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of different art materials.

Therapeutic Goals and Benefits

The primary goal of art therapy is to help individuals improve their emotional, mental, and sometimes physical well-being. It aids in self-expression, self-discovery, and emotional release.
Art therapy can be particularly beneficial for those who find it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings verbally, offering an alternative and often more intuitive means of communication and personal exploration.

Application and Clientele

Art therapy is versatile and can be used with people of all ages, from children to the elderly, in individual or group settings. It's particularly effective for those dealing with mental health issues, trauma, physical illness, social or emotional difficulties, and developmental or learning disabilities. It's also used in various settings, including hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.

Artistic Skills and Creative Process

No artistic talent or previous experience is required to participate in art therapy. The focus is on the process of creating and the personal meaning derived from this, rather than the final product. This therapeutic process helps individuals express themselves, explore their emotions, manage stress, and boost self-esteem and self-awareness.

About Leigh-Anne

BA (Psych & Rel. Stud.) (UCT). Hons (Psych) (Stellenbosch).
Hons (Art Therapy) (UJ). MA (Art Therapy) (UJ)

HPCSA Reg: AT0001902.

Practice Nr: 1155946

Hi, I’m Leigh-Anne Alexander, a qualified Art Therapist based in the Helderberg area. I hold a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from the University of Johannesburg.

I am a registered Art therapist with the Health Professions Council and a member of the South African National Arts Therapies Association.