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Art Therapy

Depression, fear and anxiety are some common and uncomfortable emotions that most of us experience at some point in our lives. Right now you might not be able to see past your current pain and distress. Perhaps you have been going through a tough time, or experienced grief or trauma but are ready to release painful feelings and old behavioural patterns and create new habits that better fit your values and beliefs. I will support you by providing a safe space to work through your pain, and recover motivation, perspective and the experience of joy.

 

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become able to access inner strengths and resources. I achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and responding to your unique needs. My approach is built on mindfulness, creative permission and spontaneous expression and stems from a deep belief that creativity is fundamental to human health and wellbeing.

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Individual

A safe, flexible space tailored to your specific needs

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Art Therapy Group

Make space for creativity, reflect, heal and become inspired to make change.

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One on One 

Making the leap to ask for help is a big step and it is very important that you find someone you feel comfortable with. It may help you to know some of my commitments to you:


You have the right to choose your therapist: If you start with me and then decide that the process is not right for you, you have the choice to stop therapy at any time. I would invite you to discuss this with me as there may be some changes we can make that will suit you better. Most people find it helpful to have a last session so that we can reflect on what was and wasn't helpful and make other referrals if needed.

You have the right to dignity and respect: The first priority in all counselling and therapy is safety, both physical and emotional. I hope to create an environment of unconditional acceptance, empathy and authenticity. Your right to choose how you participate in the sessions will always be respected. I will never pressure you to say or do anything. I believe you are the expert in your own life and I will not lecture you or tell you the right decision to make.

You have the right to privacy and confidentiality: I highly value your right to privacy and will generally not discuss any personal details with any other person without your specific consent. I keep basic notes about our sessions which are stored in a password protected online environment and are not usually disclosed to anyone else without your consent. However, there may be circumstances where am obliged to disclose information about you, including:

  • A child or young person is deemed to be at risk of significant harm

  • There is risk of significant harm to a worker, client or third party

  • Where a Subpoena or Request for Information Exchange has been received and accepted

  • Where a serious crime has been committed, or there is clear intent to commit a serious crime 

  • During peer de-brief activities or clinical supervision (no identifying information will be disclosed)

Note that every effort will be made to discuss each instance with you before disclosing identifying information, unless doing so may increase risk to safety. If you have any questions about this, please talk to me for clarification.

Cancellations and missed appointments: I understand that life is not always predictable and seek to be flexible with appointment times. I request 48 hours notice of changes and advise that a penalty may be payable if less than 48 hours notice is given of a cancelled or rescheduled appointment.

Value for money: A decision to see a counsellor or creative therapist means that you will not have access to Medicare subsidies. You will find that my rates are very reasonable and often less than the gap that you will be paying for a psychologist, after a rebate from a mental health care plan. It is difficult to get significant change in less than six sessions so I offer a six session bundle, paid upfront, and decreasing the cost of each session. Note that if you have private health insurance that covers counselling you may be able to claim a rebate.

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Art Therapy Group

There is a deep awakening when you begin to re-discover your creativity. If you are ready to gather with others for inspiration, connection and creative play, with different mediums you may enjoy a workshop or art therapy group.

Creative arts groups help you tune in to your own unique creative process while releasing attachment to meaning, control, expertise or final product. You will have the opportunity to play in an environment free of judgement and an invitation to reflect on your creative process. The process is gentle and deeply respectful - at no time will you be pressured to do anything. The groups are built on mindfulness, creative permission and spontaneous expression. They stem from a deep belief that creativity is fundamental to human health and wellbeing.

Not sure if it's for you? The first week of some groups are an introductory week where you can try it out for a minimal contribution to cover costs. I do not do this for Art Therapy groups however you are welcome to come along to another introductory group to get a feel for how they work.

If you are interested in an Art Therapy group, please get in touch before booking in as I like to have a quick chat to make sure it is the right group for you.

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Clinical Supervision

Individual or group-based clinical supervision for Counsellor or Human Service professions.

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Workshops

 Help you to make space for creativity, recognise and learn to trust your intuition.

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Member Resources

Join the community and gain access to resources to guide you through a home-based practice.

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