Art Therapy

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Our free, confidential and non-judgemental Art Therapy service is for young people (aged 12 to 18) in Midlothian.

Art Therapy gives you a chance to try out art materials with an art therapist.

It’s a way of helping you come to terms with difficult thoughts, feelings and ideas by:



•making a collage

•building things using clay or other materials

It’s a bit like playing, and can help you express your emotions.

Everyone has a creative part of themselves (dreaming’s a good example of how this part of ourselves can help us mull over what’s going on in our lives).

Art Therapy helps you to use this part of yourself to help you to relax and express yourself through the images or objects you make. Art therapists can’t read your mind by looking at your art work, you don’t have to be good at art to do Art Therapy, and it is completely confidential.

Art Therapy lasts for an hour a week, and you and your art therapist will decide the best time and place. Your sessions can be at our base in Dalkeith, at your school or at a local health centre. Your art therapist can offer up to 14 sessions and there’s room to have more, or less, sessions.

Anyone can be referred to art therapy by a GP, teacher, social worker, parent or other supportive adult. See the website or give us a call.

Services Offered

  • Emotional Distress
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Mood Disorders 

Contact details



0131 454 0757

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Last Updated: 20/12/2019
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