in my painting studio I offer individual sessions and small groups. you become active on a different level from words. painting guides you to your very own solutions and helps you appreciate your qualities and sorts out what hinders you to feel comfortable.
anxiety / fear of flying
we work with both methods person-centered and solution-focused art therapy, as requested.
impression not expression
solutions focused art therapy lom®, differs from other methods of art therapy. it focuses on impression rather than expression. impression meaning, painting under guidance, clear and simple paintings.
you bring along a topic that you want to approach or we will sort out your main topic in conversation. together we are looking for a metaphor you will like to paint. portraits are just as effective and can be healing. questions on a scale basis asked at the beginning and at the end of the painting will show the visible changes.
lom® solution focused art therapy developed by Bettina Egger and Jörg Merz does not seek a solution through verbal intervention, but through a clearly defined painting process. the solution-focused approach has its origin in the "solution focused brief therapy (SFBT)" developed by DeShazer and Berg.
in the person-centered painting we work with the qualities of the painting person, not with the problems. you don't have to know from the beginning what exactly you want to paint.
you start with the colour that appeals to you the most, then you add another one until the picture that you need right now is created. nothing has to be concrete. sometimes just colours appear and need attention.
your picture is not judged, interpreted or analysed.
modellling with clay is very appreciated by children and by adults. stories are developed and landscapes can be created and changed until it feels right and complete.
different from the pottery clay, the model'art clay never dries and is a material that is easy to form. used in architectural or art model making or used for therapeutic purposes.
you don't have to know how to paint. all it takes is an interest in what you create and the joy of colours. your work is neither judged nor analized.
you will find your own solutions which helps to transfer discoveries into your everyday life. by painting, you start to look and act differently. you develop trust and see yourself from a new perspective.
most children have a natural ability to express themselves. they enjoy creating and it leads children to understand themselves and their world. the art therapy room is a safe place. self esteem, self acceptance, self awareness and coping skills grow and answers are found to face life`s challenges.
resonance® gouache colours support and promote mental expressiveness and have a harmonising effect. they are non-toxic, rich in colour pigments and completely safe for our environment.
model'art clay is non-toxic by virtue of being made with natural mineral fillers and organic binding agents, and it conforms to the european safety guidelines for toys.
individual session 1h €50
groups max 4 persons 2h €30
I am a trained and qualified painting and art therapist, specialized in solution focused arttherapy lom® (lösungsorientiertes malen dr. bettina egger und jörg merz) and person centered painting therapy with humanistic approach. I have many years experience as a clinical art therapist in mental health hospitals. in my own practice in lucerne (switzerland) I worked with adults and children and was accredeted by swiss health insurances EMR. I live at the atlantik coast in county kerry ireland. my artstudio is in bunavalla, caherdaniel.
as sculptor I exhibited my artwork and executed costumer orders.
languages: english, german and french