The Art Whisperer
I believe art therapy is a deeply healing medicine. I integrate in an explorative way the principles of humanistic, transpersonal and soul-centered practices and as a therapist value companioning people safely in a compassionate, respectful and supportive way. Having practised art therapy as a healing tool for over 20 years, it has given me a wealth of insights into how powerful art therapy can be in the healing process and a catalyst to understanding self.
I offer a unique art therapy counselling service offering you a combination of art therapy companioned with traditional dialogue therapy. I can help you create opportunities to discover and make sense of your experiencing using holistic and soul centered approaches that encourage your creative heart and soul to speak.I also can come to your environment if that suits you better.
Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Experiential
My approach in counselling is holistic in that I take a look at each individual in the context of his or her life. Together we find ways to deal with what is currently needing exploration in your life and work towards reaching a place where movement forward is possible. In the first session we will explore your presenting issues, what you hope to gain from therapy/counselling and relevant personal circumstances and background. Treatment plans will be subsequently discussed and implemented over an agreed number of sessions. Whether you wish to resolve a particular issue in a few sessions, or are seeking support for a more complex or pervasive situation, we will find a way of working together to achieve ongoing well-being and deepened self-awareness and acceptance.
Counselling / psychotherapy services and support around mental health issues including stress, depression and anxiety, self-esteem / lack of confidence
Grief and loss experiences including bereavement, relationship breakdown and other life crisis events.
Having worked as an art therapist for over 20 years in public health I have experienced art therapy as a valuable clinical tool with clients who have experienced life altering illness or injuries. The focus on the psychosocial aspect of recovery has been my passionate pursuit.
Also clinical supervision has been a crucial aspect of what I can offer my clients. This was confirmed when I collaboratively researched, ran and presented a pilot study using art therapy as a reflective tool for clinical care co-ordinators in a rehabilitation setting at the Arts and Health Conference in Melbourne in 2010. I have clinically supervised occupational therapists, students, social workers, speech therapists and physiotherapists in groups and 1-1 .
You can contact me via website or email and I will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss an appointment with you.
Public Transport: Malvern Road Tram route.
Car Parking:One side of Malvern Road all day parking after 9am.
$120 per hour.
You can discuss with me when you have made contact.
It is an honour to have the opportunity to support and assist you in a creatively healing way. As I work with each person we find an emotional, physical and spiritual place that is personally relevant.
I have been a nurse, have a Bachelor of Fine Art, major in ceramics (RMIT) and a Master’s Degree in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT Institute)
I look forward to being your companion on a journey of self-discovery! ...