Holistic & Alternative
Art Therapy by Helplink (Galway only)
Art therapy is the use of art materials for self expression and reflection in the presence of a qualified art therapist. Art therapy is a unique process, combining creativity and psychotherapy for growth, awareness and healing. It is done in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
Why do people see an Art Therapist?
Some people can find it difficult to talk directly about their feelings and experiences. Using art materials can be an alternative form of expression.
The art process itself can be deeply relaxing, satisfying and positive. It can provide some physical and emotional relief as we express feelings using tactile art materials.
Art therapy can potentially provide a space where people can experiment, make a mess, be playful and spontaneous.
Do I need to be artistic?
No artistic skill is necessary. It is not about making realistic drawings or painting a masterpiece. The artistic quality of the end product is unimportant. The therapist will not make judgments and all work is accepted in its own right.
What will happen in a session?
Sessions usually last for between 50 minutes to an hour, at the same time and place each week. A range of art materials will be available in each session and you can choose what to make or do, with freedom to express your experiences and thoughts in your own individual way. All images you make, and what you may say about them is treated as confidential
Art Therapy can help with: addiction and recovery, anger, bullying, depression, low self esteem and confidence, grief and bereavement, stress and anxiety and much more!
Group workshops are also available. Please contact us for further information.
The cost for this specialist counselling service is only €50 Euro an appointment.
*To cancel or postpone an appointment you must contact us 48 hours before your appointment is due to take place or you may be subject to a cancellation fee.
(Caregivers must give written permission to us for young people under 18 and children to participate in art therapy).
Hypnotherapy is a specialised form of psychotherapy involving a deep state of relaxation called hypnosis. During hypnosis, skilled verbal communication is used to help direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended change in the client’s internal perceptions (such as feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations) and behaviour.
Professional Clinical Hypnotherapy is a very safe and effective form of therapy and it is applied to a range of medical and psychological problems and to enhance motivation, change, improve skills. People use hypnotherapy for: anxiety and stress conditions, smoking cessation, weight management and addictive behaviour, confidence issues, IBS and depression.
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Hypnotherapy is available by appointment with our qualified and accredited, Garda vetted Hypnotherapist Katja Keane, profile below.
The fee for our affordable Hypnotherapy service (available in Galway City only) is 65 euro per session or 60 euro with a GP referral letter (email or letter).
* Please note if you need to postpone or cancel your appointment you must do so 48 hours before your appointment – a cancellation charge may be applied if you do not.
Professional Counselling and clinical Hypnotherapy are the approaches offered in the New Dawn Clinic. Constructing solutions for more well-being in your life is our goal here in the New Dawn Clinic. Katya Keane, MAPCP, MCHPA,MAMT is a senior counsellor and hypnotherapist with an eclectic background.
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