Arts Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses that uses art media as its main mode of expression and communication. Art therapists/art psychotherapists use art as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.

Workplace settings for Arts Therapists: 

  • Arts Therapists work in a variety of settings with a range of clients:
  • At our psychiatric hospitals, mental health services, day centres, hospitals and disability units
  • Support services for individuals with substance misuse issues, such as drug/alcohol dependency units

Below is an example of the Arts Therapist Career Pathway, listed in pay bands.

Band 7  Band 8a Band 8b

Arts Therapist 

Senior Therapist

Art Therapist Manager


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Therapy careers require you to gain post-graduate Masters’ degree qualifications in the relevant Therapy. NHS and University careers’ guidance recommends that individuals exploring these careers gain paid or unpaid work experience prior to applying for programmes.

Our Trust offers volunteering and work experience opportunities.

Paid work experience opportunities may be gained via applying for Support Worker roles that include job titles such as Support Worker, Support,Time and Recovery Workers and Engagement and Recovery Worker.