Individual and Group Art Therapy sessions for Adults, Adolescents & Children ~ in the Macedon Ranges & Mount Alexander Shires
What is Art Therapy?
It uses creative processes such as art-making using a wide variety of visual art mediums, drama, dance, movement and writing (uniquely for each person or group), within a therapeutic relationship to improve and enhance wellbeing holistically: the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental, all intertwined. Art Therapy can be supportive to people across the life span and with varying abilities and encompasses a variety of psychotherapy theoretical frameworks. Creating and making meaning is the main emphasis, rather than creating a final product. A Registered Art Therapist focuses on developing a confidential therapeutic relationship, with clear boundaries and established intentions.
Art Therapy & Community Arts ~ Group Events & Retreats
~ Wellbeing for Women navigating Mental Health ~ Spring day retreat (Art Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Naturopathy) at Bundaleer Homestead, Gisborne – 2021
Art Therapy ~ One-to-One Sessions
Sessions are available for Children, Adolescents and Adults: no referral is required. I provide a safe, confidential ‘holding space’ as I companion whomever I am working with, offering my integrity and compassion, using creative processes and a wide range of art materials. Art Therapy is a form of Counselling or Psychotherapy and no prior art experience or expertise is required. Focus is on a shared ‘inquiry’ using various arts mediums that may include: clay, paint, sand trays, drawing, collage, movement, natural objects, textiles, writing & poetry, images, sculpture, photography, symbols or rituals ~ rather than creating a polished art piece.
Home, Hospital & School visits
I draw on my Registered Nursing experiences of giving both hospital, home based care and draw on my work in schools, to adapt Art Therapy sessions to the bedside, home or school.
An additional small travel fee can be negotiated.
Hours & Fees
One-to-One sessions are available by appointment with rooms in Kyneton and Castlemaine. See ‘learn more’ for more details.