Retreat into Art Therapy

"Everyone needs a place to retreat; a spot where the world grows quiet enough for the soul to speak." ~Angie Weiland-Crosby

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

Pablo Picasso

"I could say things with colour and shape that I couldn't' say any other way - things I had no words for..."

Margaret Naumburg


For me the relationship is paramount, the relationship is not about speaking or language, it is about connection between two people. Your patience inspired me, this changed my perspective on life. Art therapy can realise a students perspective. Feeling special and comfortable makes difficult conversations easier.


I felt good about the final session. I liked thinking about recovery in an artistic way, I would like more time in the art room. What stood out as particularly meaningful to me was the creation of a fellowship and drawing an angel. Even when I'm alone, I'm not. It has been well worth it, I enjoyed validating and consolidating visually what I have inside. Thank you.


This was the first time I'd tried art therapy and felt very nervous and doubtful as to whether it was worth doing. But after 4 sessions with Joya, it really blew me away. I felt so much better, I felt a big weight fall from my shoulders. I'm able to open up a lot more and Joya is an absolutely fantastic art therapist. Joya listened, and delivered fantastic sessions every time. So thank you so much for your time and effort. 100% worth every minute of your time. Many thanks.


It was good to see how I can make something out of nothing. It's good to learn new things in life, everything was helpful. Just remember if you're feeling down, you can do some art.


Thank you Joya!! I really enjoyed the sessions and its made me think about a lot of 'relevant' stuff!!! You are really good at delivering this and made me feel comfortable to open up, so thanks!!