Creativity as Therapy


‘I am very grateful for the imaginative and flexible nature of Linda’s support, as well as her sense of humour and non-judgemental, compassionate attitude.’

Client Testimonial


Creativity as Therapy -

Sometimes in therapy words seem inadequate to describe what you wish to share. Sometimes we just don't have the words that can describe how we are feeling. We find ourselves exploring aspects of ourselves previously unknown to us that require other methods of communication - may be profound emotions and feelings that don't have words, only images and pictures - the felt sense of ourselves.

I use play therapy and drawing and painting if my client is happy to experiment with these mediums. This is definitely NOT about you needing to be an artist, but about getting in contact with deep elements of ourselves, and they can be expressed with toys, sand, colour, shape, and texture. I have a sand tray and various toys (people, animals etc), paper, paints and pens.

An example of toys that are sometimes used during play therapy sessions with Linda Bishopp, trauma specialist in Kent

I also work with mandalas (see also Bright Creative Workshops) and may ask you to create one outside of the therapy session to bring in for discussion.

When we get used to this type of communication much can be discerned from this way of expressing ourselves. We can communicate with the unconscious mind and learn to register and understand some of the hidden parts of ourselves, which can then become integrated into the conscious mind - all working toward greater wholeness and be a lot of fun too!



I learnt to give myself permission to feel my emotions, to show my emotions, and to recognise my ‘inner child’ and forgive her.’

Client Testimonial


Linda Bishopp

MA Psychotherapy, DMS, Dip. Couns.,

Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Healer
Founder The Therapists Network

07905 038 378