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.
In order to become an Art Therapist / Art Psychotherapist in the UK it is required to undertake an HCPC Approved Masters degree in Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy.
The training in Northern Ireland, initially established in 2002, is currently evolving. The Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, is keeping a MAILING LIST of anyone interested in the proposed future Masters training in Art Therapy. To request to have your name and contact details added to the mailing list, please email: