What people say

Person with
lived experience

"Your work taught me to draw my own emotions and that helped me identify and describe them...There is no doubt in my mind that your sketches helped me immensely to move along in my therapy and personal growth." 

Therapist

"they are an incredibly powerful tool to illustrate how the therapy process can enable people to shift some of those emotions, whilst taking into account how difficult this can be."

Person with
lived experience

"Your illustrations have helped me articulate how I feel, they have validated my feelings and experiences and have helped me communicate to my therapist. They have also encouraged me to explore my own therapy through drawing."

Person with
lived experience

"I use them to explain to people how I perceive/ feel things when my own words fail."

Therapist

"I've been sharing some of the illustrations with my patients and I use them for myself as well."

Person with
lived experience

"I have shared these with my mum and I've also used them to try and gain insight into her behaviours."

Person with
lived experience

"these illustrations help unpack how when we are emotionally deprived, we seek attention and "acceptance" in any way we can get it."

Therapist

"they make complex therapy concepts more relatable and accessible."

"They help me realise some things about myself, make me feel less alone and make me inspired to ask my therapist things to help me understand my own story more."

Person with
lived experience
Person with
lived experience

"they give words and life to how it feels to live with a mental illness."

Therapist

"very easy to read, colourful and relatable (many are relatable to people with or without a mental illness)."

Person with
lived experience

"Raw, emotional, unique, thought provoking, charming. I relate to their truth."

Person with
lived experience

"I love the bold colours...and the very distinct portrayals of difficult emotions. it makes me reflect and overcome desensitisation of my own experiences to process what has happened, express myself, and grow."

Therapist

"There are no other cards to my knowledge that capture the complex interactions between schemas, vulnerability, needs and coping responses to them."

Person with
lived experience

"I like how raw they are.

I think they can clearly communicate what for multiple reasons can be hard to describe."

Person with
lived experience

"I just believe your work is very important and deserves maximum exposure in the field."

Therapist

"as well as being educational they evoke a therapeutic response, which is very clever"

Person with
lived experience

"[I] have shared them with my partner to help her understand my deeper feelings and needs"