Client Stories

We’ve found that one of the best ways for you to learn about what we do…is from our clients themselves. Here you will find plenty of information about our client’s experiences of group therapy, the recovery journey and much more.

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Our client, Vanessa, shares her beautiful journey of discovering her voice through creativity and the arts… Putting pen to paper never seemed so easy, Exploding emotions and thoughts on a black space, Filling it with distress but also celebration, Talent shine through like the light from the above constellation.   Expressing through infant abc’s, Warmth in my soul from something …

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

This poem and drawing was created by one of our clients in Brighton, as a gift to another client… If there was a crown for your being, I’d honour you the warrior, For you are the warrior of warriors; The victorious monarch of courage so glorious, Standing tall when all falls, With nothing but your body in tow, No castle …

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using miniature objects in the sandtray; …

The arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

The arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

The arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

‘Creativity is the breaking of boundaries, the affirmation of life beyond life.  Out of its own sense of integrity, life asks us to affirm our own intrinsic nature, our essence as human beings’ (Zinker). As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist I use 7 art forms in my therapeutic approach with clients: art, puppetry, sculpture/clay, poetry, sandplay, music and bodywork/movement.  These art forms provide …

Every time you fall darling

Every time you fall darling

Every time you fall darling

Mille’s Poem Every time you fall my darling, remember the thousands of times you have fallen and risen, rising follows falling, so surely a fall is yet another door to new, to lessons, to understanding, it is yet another opportunity to witness your own strength and courage, and all of all faith, faith in the soul, in the body, in …

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

We wanted to share the poems that empower and inspire us to be all we can be! Share your favourites in the comment section below… 1) “i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave i am sorry i made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re …