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How Sand, Drawing and Letterwriting can Help Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

26th July, 2016

When words are too difficult due to trauma, therapeutic techniques using art, sand and letter writing can help victims of child sexual abuse

In his blog, Justin Lee Slaughter, RMBACP, explores the use of creative therapy and explains some of the techniques used and the therapeutic benefits of art therapy to people of all ages.

Get the latest statistics from NSPCC report 2015 on child abuse and hear about how creative therapy can help unlock young people, when words are too difficult to express how they feel.

About the author: Justin has a background in counselling and psychotherapy, social science and in healthcare with a broad range of experience in both adult and adolescent mental health. He manages a small private practice in Brighton and volunteers as part of a counselling team at THT Brighton and Hove, as well as working in community mental health support services. Justin practices using a humanistic Integrative approach, drawing upon a variety of approaches under the humanistic umbrella, which include: T.A, Gestalt, Existential and Person Centred ways of working.

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