Art Psychotherapy

At Brighton Counselling Collective we're proud to be able to offer people the possibility to explore their difficulties through Art Psychotherapy.


Art Psychotherapy is available to adults, small groups, children and teens.


If you want to book an appointment or have more information please get in touch.


What is Art Psychotherapy?


Art psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uniquely uses the art-making process, as well as talking, as its primary mode of communication.  It offers an opportunity for creativity and self-expression that helps to communicate emotions that may otherwise be difficult to verbalise, and can express unconscious feelings or themes for both the client and therapist to explore. 

How does it work?


Art therapy sessions work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group depending on the needs of those taking part. The overall aim of art therapists is to enable a client to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and facilitating environment. 


Creating aesthetically pleasing artwork is not the goal, though it may be a ‘feel good’ by-product.

Sam Leicester - Art Psychotherapist


I completed my Masters in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College London in 2013 and have a 10-year working history in the creative, educational and social care sectors. 


Before training as a therapist, I worked with young people in Brighton and London as a manager of specialised housing projects with LAC client groups and am also a trained Further Education (FE) art teacher. 

Available Services

Contact Us

07500 665903

41-43 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5DQ

Since graduating from my Masters, I have continued to focus my work with children and young people in a variety of settings with different client groups including EBD, forensic, specialist ASD education, mainstream education and residential children’s homes in the South East of England. 


I have worked with many different presenting issues including depression, complex PTSD, personality disorders and extreme anxiety. I also maintain a private practice in Brighton, and am delighted to be a part of the Brighton Counselling Collective. 


I am a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and also, the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). 


For more information about Sam and the services he offers, please visit his website at

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Brighton Counselling Collective  39 Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5DQ