See where the journey takes you…

Our lovely client, Vanessa, shares how she learned to express emotion through creativity… My art teacher when I was 15 said that we should “see where the creative journey takes us while creating a piece of art”, and I quite literally cringed in response. I hated metaphors or similes, I hated inspirational quotes, I hated anything that … Read more See where the journey takes you…

Eating disorders, Dramatherapy and Susie Orbach

The percentage of men suffering from eating disorders is dramatically raising in the last years. Recent reports from the Royal College of Practitioners in 2010 indicated a 66% rise of male hospital admissions, and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in 2015 estimates around 11% of those affected by an eating disorder are males. However, … Read more Eating disorders, Dramatherapy and Susie Orbach

Chrissy’s Creative Experience

Chrissy shares her thoughts as she leaves creative group… I feel really sad to be leaving creative group. Art therapy has been a part of my journey since I first started treatment a year and a half ago and it has helped me in countless ways. I began my recovery journey doing only one creative … Read more Chrissy’s Creative Experience

Learning to Love Creativity Again

The creative process is one which fractures the rigorous, planned and colourless nature of an eating disorder. It is intuitive. There is no preconceived idea of what something should be, it does not have to look a certain way. It can be a playful exploration, and a record of what is going on in your world, … Read more Learning to Love Creativity Again

My Quest to Find My Inner Woman

What does it mean to connect to your inner wild woman? This is the question to which I am always in search of, though drawing ever closer to, the answer. When I arrived at The Recover Clinic, in one of my very first groups (Core Group), we were asked to name 3 things we knew to … Read more My Quest to Find My Inner Woman

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true”] Starting at the Recover Clinic [/custom_headline]I started at the Recover Clinic in October 2013. I was lost, confused and didn’t know where to turn; I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to recover from my eating disorder, all I knew was I couldn’t live my life the way I had been … Read more How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

Creative Therapy

[author title=”Ann Davis” author_id=”Ann Davis”] At the Recover Clinic, we view creativity as the antithesis of an eating disorder. Creative therapy helps you to connect with an authentic part of yourself, to express something unique to you and your experience in the world. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in imagery can offer distance and a … Read more Creative Therapy

Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy

When new clients find out that I’m an arts psychotherapist and that they are going to be starting therapy with me, a common reaction is one of fear because they imagine I’ll make them draw, paint or create and then stand in judgement of their efforts. So you think you can’t draw Somewhere along the … Read more Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy