“Talk therapies just wouldn’t work with this student, art therapy

really suits him.  For what he gets out of it, I think it’s really good value.”

Barry School Principal, Sallynoggin

“my daughter loves going to art therapy, she is more able to ask for what she needs now. ”


“It was great to have Emily’s presence at the school. She tried innovative ideas which were very well received by the students.”

Linda HedermannArt Therapist, Scoil Chiaran Special School

“Our student has come on in leaps and bounds.  You can reason with her now.  She has far less meltdowns.  She’s much calmer.”


“before Art Therapy, things were really really bad.  Art Therapy is the reason I want to come to school on Thursdays, – I don’t want to miss any sessions.”

studentage 10

“Sometimes it just takes a term for a kid to turn around, it can reach kids who otherwise would not get support. It works at their pace”

vice principal

“after the first few weeks, my son started to come home and have long conversations about art therapy.  Before that, he never told us anything about school.  Then he started to talk about other things in school.”


“I’ll really miss this group, and just being together”

student with special needs

“I’m not as angry anymore, I haven’t been in serious trouble since I started going to Art Therapy”

student with special needs

“Art Therapy helps me stay out of trouble, it helps me stay calm.”

student with special needs

“During her time with the Neighbourhood Youth Project 1 Emily interacted well and worked with children with challenging behaviours.  Emily was well prepared and organised, preparing materials, planning sessions and reviewing them effectively. I have confidence that Emily will work appropriately with different clients and will be adaptable to any new situation.”

Paul MaddenNYP Manager

“I’m really happy with my son’s progress, art therapy has helped him, he liked going.”


“I’ve seen changes in my son, he is getting more independent, making friends and growing up”


“It was a treat to be with everyone, broad chats, making little links. With space to think and process/make quietly.
I Loved leading and especially being led, it felt like dance, the space and air felt soft. I loved using touch to become familiar with the tree, the quietness of the tree, the different way to experience it.  Also, you didn’t require us to ‘perform’ or display”

Deirdreart in the woods participant

“It was like being taken away from my usual environment and way of thinking, like a taste of another way of being, a way to see things differently. It really brought me into my body, and a feeling of letting go, and trust and sharing with another person.  It was special to be out in nature, gentle, playful, nourishing and a treat.”

Wendyart in the woods participant

I notice a difference the day before and the day after art therapy for my student. Progress has been made.