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Therapeutic Art

We offer therapeutic art as part of the centre's holistic approach to cancer care.

What is it?

Therapeutic Art is a complementary therapy that offers a creative route to strengthen and support our inherent health forces, even when these have been severely displaced by illness. All sessions at The Olive are delivered on a 1:1 basis with a practising therapist.

Do I need to be artistic or able to draw?

As the focus is on the process of art making, no skills are expected or needed.  Making an image in a therapy session is not about creating a “work of art”, but about tapping into the spontaneous, intuitive part of the self that knows what’s really going on for us beneath the surface, perhaps beyond the edge of   awareness.  

Do I need to provide anything?

The centre provides all materials for each session, so you do not need to bring anything with you. Additional materials will be provided if you require them.

How do I book a therapy session?

All sessions are booked through the manager or an appointed volunteer. You can book in person, by telephone on 01293 534465 or by e-mail.

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Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre
Registered Charity No: 1157386
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive, Crawley
West Sussex RH11 7DH

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