At Elephant and the Dove Art Therapy we believe that to find balance in our lives we must learn how to bring our heart and mind into harmony with each other. It is important to become aware of our emotions and our thoughts so that we can learn to take responsibility for our responses and choices in a conscious way. Creative expression through art therapy supports us in becoming mindful of how we feel and what we are thinking. Our art becomes a mirror and we can view what is going on in our lives from a different perspective. With our expanded awareness, we can work towards finding more mental and emotional balance.
We work with people of all ages to teach tools and techniques that increase personal awareness and encourage full expression. We are trained in a variety of other counselling areas which allows us to work with individuals to help them discover the method of expression that feels most comfortable.
"I love standing strong because not only is it something to do after school, but it has actually helped me and has led me to make new friends and learn new skills."
Sarah, age 11
“I have been with standing strong since I was 11 years old and it has really helped me open up my mind to different people and coping methods for any situation I’m in at that moment”
Kirby, age 14
“I like standing strong for its fun and happy environment where we get to learn new skills and participate in fun activities. standing strong has help me make new friends and gives me something to look forward to during the week”
Stella, age 17
“We were having a really tough year until we found Standing Strong Bayswater! My daughter Beth was struggling at school with friendships and her anxiety was so high. Being around other girls with the same issues has made her feel less alone. She loves the topics each week and really loves the STRONG Heart sessions. Thank you!”