The relationship between the therapist and the client is of central importance, but art therapy differs from other psychological therapies in that it is a three way process between the client, the therapist and the image or artefact.
A number of NIGAT members are Art Therapists, however the Professional Body representing Art Therapy in Northern Ireland, is the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). There is a regional BAAT group and a Northern Ireland Representative.
Anyone interested in finding an Art Therapist, or more about Art Therapy locally should contact the BAAT representative.
For those seeking qualified Art Therapists in the Republic of Ireland contact IACAT.
If you would like to read more about some of the history of Art Therapy in Northern Ireland, please look at our history of NIGAT section.