Art Therapy Services in Vancouver

What happens during an art therapy session?

A typical session starts with some time for talking about your interests in art therapy and any areas of growth or concern that you are currently working on. After this "check-in" time, you will have a chance to become familiar with the art materials, which are all available for use. Then you can choose whatever materials and medium you would like to work in and it is your art-making and visual exploration time. Usually, there is music playing and a pot of tea to add to the experience of being in the creative "zone." After the art-making, there is time to talk about the art-making process, ways of connecting to and learning from your images, ideas for further discovery and ways to apply what you learned from your creations. 

What are the rates for an art therapy session?

Art therapy sessions are $90 (1 hour) to $135 (1.5 hours). 

Art materials are all included.

An initial consultation is available free of charge, by phone. Please email dunlopcatherine@gmail.com if you would like to book an initial phone consultation.

Who can come for art therapy?

The art therapy sessions can be for an individual (children 5 years+, teenagers, and adults), for a family, or for a group (up to 7 people). 

Previous art experience is not necessary.

How many art therapy sessions are recommended?

It is possible to benefit from just one session, depending on your goals and your situation. During the session, you will also learn about activities you can continue at home on your own. However, the ideal scenario would be to come for at least three art therapy sessions...that way there is a chance to build on the work done previously in the initial sessions and to connect deeply with your inner wisdom. For some people the ideal model is six sessions, for others it is to continue with art therapy sessions over many months. Whatever is best for you can be done.

What are the hours for art therapy sessions?

Art therapy sessions are possible on weekdays anytime from 9:00am to 9:30pm (the last session starting at 8:00pm) and on weekends anytime from 11:00am to 8:30pm (the last session starting at 7:00pm). Please email dunlopcatherine@gmail.com to book your session. 

Creative Expression Workshops In Vancouver

What Are creative expression workshops?

We offer three types of Creative Expression Workshops: 1) art-making nights in the studio; 2) half-day workshops on weekends in the studio combining art and a specific theme; and 3) workshops and/or art therapy sessions offered onsite in organizations customized to specific needs.  

Art Nights: learn some new art techniques, make some art, laugh, drink wine, and make some more art (Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30pm - the next session to be announced soon).

Art-Based Theme Workshops: explore some new areas of personal growth while making art (Sundays, 1:00 - 5:30pm). Please see Events and News  for information on our upcoming workshop: The Art of Intention.

Workshops/Sessions Offered Onsite in Organizations: help strengthen workplace teams and increase innovative thinking with creative, arts-based activities. Also, you can bring in Cathie as an independent contractor to offer art therapy services within your organization.