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Ms Dalit Bar

Ms Dalit Bar

Mobile 0412 396 644
Counsellor, Art Therapist

Mindsight

Mobile 0412 396 644

I help people who struggle with anxiety, stress and depression to cope better with life's difficulties. I believe all people have equal worth and deserve to have joy in their lives. No matter what their cultural background is, level of education and skills they have. As your counsellor, I will encourage you to respect your distinctiveness and appreciate your uniqueness in the world. I treat all people with respect and acceptance and provide a safe and welcoming space for everyone to be heard.

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Services

  • Counselling 
  • I specialize in art therapy, for individuals and groups.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Communication Issues, Creativity, Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Migrant Issues, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Journal Therapy, Person Centred

    The art therapy method was always a support for me in the healing process. Art therapy has helped me overcome my challenges in life and I would like to help others to find their own meaning through creative expression.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Degree of Bachelor of Applied Social Science - 2014 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Graduate Diploma in Creative Art Therapy - 2006 - Miecat

    Professional Associations

    • Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association
    • Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association
    • Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of Victoria Inc

      Background

      Before setting up my private practice I provided counselling and psychotherapy in an organization called Jewish Care. Currently I see clients weekly in my private practice. I facilitate creative workshops in various community centres and I am also an after hours volunteer counsellor for Grief Line.

      Appointments

      Please call for appointment 0412 396 644

      Transport and Parking

      Plenty of on street parking in the area

      Fees

      Individuals - $100 per 50 minute session
      Workshops - please contact me directly for
      details

      Payment Options

      Cash, Cheque, Direct Transfer



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      10 Questions with Dalit Bar

      • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

      • My counselling career began when I studied Art Therapy in Melbourne to overcome my own relationship problems. I worked at an organization called Jewish Care as an art therapist for 4 years. However I wanted to learn more, so I began studying counselling.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • The art therapy method was always a support for me in the healing process. Art therapy has helped me overcome my own challenges in life and I would like to help others to find their own meaning through creative expression. It assisted me in starting my counselling and art therapy practice this year. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives and I find that I am able to do that through the creative therapies.
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • I am interested in how people view their world and how it influences their values, beliefs and ways of being. I believe all people have equal worth and deserve to have joy in their lives. No matter what their cultural background is, level of education and skills they have. As your counsellor, I will encourage you to respect your distinctiveness and appreciate your uniqueness in the world.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • Everyone has different ways of processing their experiences therefore I take into consideration what will suit you the best and adapt the counseling session to fit you.

        For that reason I focus on number of creative therapies from a person-centered approach. Art therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy are both creative counseling methods that I use.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • I believe clients feel some relief from distress within the first 1-3 sessions.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • It has allowed me to live an honest life full of creativity and relationships with others. I have more awareness and clarity of what is important to me.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • I feel gratitude and honored that I am able to work as a counselor and share people's life journey.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • Of course! We all have bad days. It's how we deal with these bad days and move forward.
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      Ms Dalit Bar

      Dalit Bar

      Counsellor, Art Therapist

      As a counsellor, I specialise in creative art therapies. I really enjoy helping people raise their awareness and understanding of where they are at in their life journey.

      Art therapy can help you identify your blocks in life. It can also help improve self-esteem and confidence by developing healthy coping and communication skills....

      • East Bentleigh
      • Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Journal Therapy, Person Centred