Code of ethics

Code of ethics

Choosing an art therapist is not so easy. Understanding, trust, confidentiality and a friendly atmosphere are some of the ingredients that build a successful therapeutic relationship. However, do not underestimate the typical qualifications that your therapist should have.

In Switzerland the code of ethics for art therapists and all the complementary health professions are defined by the Fondation ASCA, fondation suisse pour les médecines complémentaires. The code of ethics refers to issues such as professional development, clinical supervision, confidentiality, cross-cultural relations, private practice etc.

To find out if your art therapist is a member of ASCA please check the link at ASCA - Thérapeutes agréés.

In Geneva it is also necessairy for an art therapist to be registered at the droit de pratiques complémentaires du canton de Genève.

In the UK you can be assured that your therapist is qualified by checking the independent health professions council' s website ( In other European countries it can be more difficult. Please check the relevant health websites in the countries of your interest.

I am registered in the canton of Geneva and I am also in the process of enrolling in the ASCA foundation.