Creative + Expressive Arts Therapies
Henry Hedgepodge Academy of ART is a creative therapies centre located in beautiful Pembrokeshire, Wales, owned and run by myself, Deborah Withey. Through the magic of the internet it has become both a virtual and a bricks and mortar centre allowing me to work online with individuals wherever they may be.
Henry Hedgepodge for children, and Cheese + Pickles Studio for adults, is a safe studio and virtual space for art as therapy, designed to use self-expression as a method for healing, growth, creative learning and the exploration of your inner gifts.
The aim of our work together is to find whatever creative medium feels right for you to provide both an emotional respite and a stimulation of creative energy to release -- joy. Think of it as finding your "secret sauce". Our work though colour therapy, art making, nature printing and creative storytelling, are pathways to release emotional and physical distress.
Everyone is welcome, in particular, those who have or who are experiencing bereavement, going through chemotherapy or experiencing emotional or physical challenges.
I have a good deal of experience working with individuals of all ages on the Autistic Spectrum, with anxiety, are trauma-experienced, gender transitioning and are living eating disorders.
For children in particular, as well as leading therapeutic sessions, I use expressive arts methods in my sessions for both literacy + numeracy for children struggling with reading, grammar and beginning maths.