Available Services

Individual art psychotherapy

Individual art therapy can be offered as long or short-term intervention. The emphasis is on the triangular relationship between client, therapist and the image. Emotions can be intensely expressed and contained within this close therapeutic relationship. Individuals sessions last 50 minutes at the same time each week and in the same room, providing a confidential space for individuals to make images and share their difficulties.

Group art therapy 

Group art therapy uses the group analytic and group interactive models. The groups are non-directive, relying on emergent themes within the sessions and how these themes resonate between members. Groups last 50-90 minutes at the same time each week and in the same room, providing a confidential space for individuals to make images and share their difficulties.

Intro Art Therapy Workshops

In taster of art therapy workshops, general themes are used to experience ways that colour, texture and materials can contain or express feelings. Workshops can include staff members who wish to find out more about art therapy. No psychoanalytic work occurs in a group workshop. However the experience will act to inform clients about how they might make use of regular group or individual art therapy.

Guided Relaxation

I have run guided relaxation therapy for over eight years with individuals suffering from neurological conditions.

I use guided relaxation techniques such as:

  • Autogenic
  • Colour
  • Visual imagery
  • Deep breathing relaxation

Key goals in relaxation therapy is to help individuals lower stress levels, and connect with their inner self and how they physically and mentally feel.

I encourages patients/clients to bring relaxation strategies to their daily life in a way that best suits their needs – giving oneself permission for ‘time out’.

Fatigue Management 

I have run individual and group fatigue management in neurological rehabilitation for over six years.

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is characterised by a sudden loss of energy and it may be difficult to continue daily activities. Fatigue is very different from the tiredness or exhaustion that people without neurological diseases experience following strenuous exercises or a busy day at work. It cannot be worked through and the recovery time tends to be longer.

How can fatigue management help?

Fatigue management helps individuals to find ways of managing their life to prevent or lessen the impact of fatigue.

I offer various kinds of fatigue management:

  • Intro to fatigue management
  • Dealing with fatigue
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Stress management
  • Sleep/exercises/nutrition

Individuals that may benefit from fatigue management

Individuals that have suffer neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome , head injury, and stroke.

If you would like to know more about fatigue management or interested in fatigue management sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.

If you would like to more about services that I provide or are interested in having a group or individual session please contact me.

Email: melody@melodyweightman.com

Mobile: 07903 102575