Welcome. Thanks for visiting my website. Please take a look at the following pages and see the kinds of programs and services I offer for groups organisations, individuals, adults and children, and also some background on what Art Therapy is and how it can be used. Go to: About Art Therapy for more details.
My aim is to use various forms of creativity, counselling and mindfulness techiniques to help deepen self awareness and enhance ones experience of life in a warm, healing and safe environment.
If you wish to know more about Art Therapy and/or how to contact me please go to "About Art Therapy" and "Contact info" in the menu bar to the left.
Otherwise please read on to see the services offered.
Art Therapy Groups
Individual Counselling/Art Therapy sessions
for Adults and Children
Community Art Projects - Mosaic Murals
Team Building and Staff Support
Workshops - one day or weekends
Art Therapy for Individuals - these are counselling sessions with a creative component to help deepen your experience and gain insight into areas that may not easily be accessed or expressed verbally. You do not need to consider yourself creative in any way to experience benefits from these sessions. I am a qualified Member of the Australian Counselling Association and trained Art Therapist.
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Art Therapy Groups - Therapeutic groups are a wonderful way to be among others who may be struggling with similar issues and to face your life circumstances in a safe, contained and warm environment. Examples of some areas covered are Health issues, Family Violence, Depression/Anxiety and Post Natal Depression. These can be run through Community Services organisations or Community Centres. To enquire about existing groups or if your organisation wishes to start a therapeutic group please don't hesitate to contact me.
I also run childrens Art Therapy groups. For more details on Art Therapy for Children see following page "About Art Therapy"
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Workshops - I run regular one day creativity workshops please enquire for dates or to express interest.I am also available for small groups who may want to enhance their weekend away or to mark a special event. I can supply materials and can come to you. Call me to discuss your ideas or for more details on the types of activities we can do.
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Community Service Organisations :
I am particularly aware of the many pressures and stresses upon workers in this field. The sessions I provide can be an opportunity for workers to release and express and take time out to nurture themselves and find insight and meaning. I believe caring for the carers is critical for a smooth running and effective work environment.
Creative Connections: team building and staff development
Create interest and meaning in your next team building or staff professional development Day: Happy relaxed staff make a productive and motivated workplace.
Do your staff need an opportunity to relax, release and renew themselves?
Would your team benefit from increased insight and greater harmony?
Creative Connections offer a creative approach to professional development, staff support and team building for corporate, government and community organisations.
I am a highly experienced facilitator with a passion for delivering creative team building and staff support programs to business, organisations and community groups in a wide range of settings. Sessions are tailored to meet your organisation’s needs. Add a special touch to your next staff development day that is fun, relaxing and also productive and meaningful.
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Mosaic Workshops - I run regular mosaic workshops for the public and for organisations who may want to run a mosaic project for a particular client group. I have facilitated many mosaic mural projects.
I find creating mosiacs a wonderful symbolic act of taking something broken and putting the pieces together to create something new and beautiful. Its a very healing, calming and relaxing process.
I am available to any groups of people who want to learn the art of mosaics.
Please contact me if you would like to organise a workshop for your organisation or your friends.
"The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit." -Angeles Arrien
Quotes from Participants of Art Therapy Groups
Participants who have
participated in my groups have this to say about their experience:
“ I feel so relaxed
after that session. I got so much insight seeing things in a visual way”
“What a relief to express in that form, I feel at peace. I never have the space to do things like this”
“I love how connected
it made me feel to the others in the group and to myself”
“That was such great
fun and I’m surprised at what I’ve created, the time went so quickly”
“I didn’t think I was
artistic but now I realize we all are.
In the process I’ve realized new things about myself”
“I really have enjoyed
getting in touch with a part of myself I rarely ever express “
“It felt like a really
safe space and I’ve really seen things within myself from a whole different
"It feels good to be taking this time for myself to explore my creativity and to grow as a person"
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to my website. As the site is new I am still working on it. There's much more to come!