In counselling sessions, alongside talking, clients may choose to use one or more creative media from time to time to help process any difficult areas, which they then are more able to identify and then often to vocalise them which helps healing. The resulting creation doesn't have to impress anyone, it is the process of making and doing within the therapeutic relationship that can have the most positive effect. Adults, young adults, young people and some children can benefit if this is their preferred approach.
There are many possible directed creative arts interventions, however, with this therapy, it is preferably chosen by the client rather than suggested by the therapist. Ideas usually emerge if the client pauses to see what images appear through the metaphor of creative arts and work with the materials to which they feel drawn.
Creative counselling can happen outdoors as well as indoors, being sensitive and ethical towards the natural environment within the creative process.