Feedback is something that is vital to any therapists practice. We need to be open to feedback to tweak, review, change and continue to better our delivery of therapy. I feel in my case the experience of my participants is even more important as I work in some very new settings for art therapy where literature in the Irish context is non-existent. Particularly in the museums/galleries where I facilitate art therapy groups for adults and in a Dublin pre-school where I carry out dyadic work with children and parents.
I have added some of the feedback from my work in the gallery setting, collected over period 2020-2022.The following adults have all given consent for me to share their feedback comments of gallery art therapy.
I attended without any expectations as to how the classes would go, but for me the whole experience was such a powerful, yet gentle approach to trauma healing. For many years I have attended talk therapy, but having now found art therapy, I feel it really gave the parts of me that are hiding an opportunity to be expressed and come to light, be held and witnessed within a safe group. Andrea is an amazing facilitator with such a warm and caring energy. I would love to attend again in the future! Anon 2021
The course opens a window into your elusive inner world. Andrea highlighted facets of my work I’d have missed. Enjoyed the group - pleasant and considerate. Living in a rural area, wonderful to take part in an enriching experience from the comfort of my home. Anon 2020
|Really interesting course. In a very subtle way this course made a great difference. Particularly helpful during lockdown. Lovely to connect with gallery art and other people and very well facilitated by Andrea. Learnt a lot. Anon 2020|
By being facilitated to fully immerse myself in the therapeutic intervention, I felt my individuality was very much acknowledged, and my process held extremely professionally and empathetically, despite being part of a cohort. My personal gains, from attending the 8 sessions, was not compromised in any way, by being part of a group. Testament to our excellent therapist, Andrea. Anon 2022
|I found the art therapy challenging but so useful to help understand & learn more about myself! I found the group dynamic particularly beneficial. I learnt so much about myself from listening to others. Anon 2022|