How can we help?
Creating Expressions provides:
Facilitated and therapeutic group discussions, often drawing on the creative arts.
Weekly one to one therapeutic sessions for young people and adults, which will also often involve the use of creative techniques*.
Debriefs after traumatic incidents
Therapeutic help for couples
Mediation between two people or small groups.
*Research has shown that creativity can help as a means of expressing yourself and your feelings as well as being a good way of communicating. Creative art techniques also reduce stress and create a better understanding of ourselves.
We have found that using creative art really does help a lot of people we work with. It can be as simple as using paper and coloured pencils. Everyone has a choice about what they do and what they want to try!
Do any of these apply to you:
I am angry or frightened
I can’t talk to anyone.
They are always judging me, I can’t win.
I want something else, but I feel trapped,or there's no hope.
I can't control my thoughts or reactions.
I don’t know what’s wrong, but I want it to be different.
We are Creating Expressions. We are counsellors who are trained, qualified and experienced in working with young people (and those who are ‘older’!). When deciding whether to see a counsellor, you need to feel that it’s okay to talk to them, that they ‘get you’. We specialise in work with young people, particularly from the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities.
Life can be hard and it can feel like there’s no end in sight to the bad times, and no way out. It is tough trying to get through when you feel alone and can’t trust anyone. But it doesn’t have to stay this way.
Get in touch with us. We can provide a space for you to talk about what’s on your mind. We’re here to listen and to help. Together, we could find some answers.
Parents or Caregivers:
Do you feel you can’t talk to your child? They may seem very unhappy or are always angry or they won’t tell you what is going on in their lives. They may feel that they don’t want to worry you, that you won’t understand or can’t help.
But you are worried.
We will be facilitating community parenting support groups, exploring their issues and concerns, including managing behaviour. The groups will be a safe forum of communication and will look at trust and relationship building.
We also offer one to one sessions and couples support.