Group Creative Arts Therapy 

Psycho-Education

Professional Deveopment

Wellness Coaching Workshops 

 

As your Creative Arts Therapist or Psycho-educator, I offer a safe, client centred approach to every session. I will encourage you to experience new processes and knowledge which may enable personal wisdom to surface. I strongly believe that we each hold our own answers to ease us away from the  'Stuck' feelings that we commonly experience. Often it is the process of witnessing our truths that enables transformation.

 

I am practiced in the benefits of: 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Holistic Counselling - Phoenix Institute

  • Associate Degree Holistic Counselling - Phoenix

  • Advanced Diploma in Art therapy - Phoenix

  • Diploma in Corporate Wellness - Centre of Excellence

  • Advanced Certificate Mindfulness Practice - Monash University

  • Advanced Certification in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Master Class in Trauma Interventions Short (Documentary Here)- Lead the Way Institute

  • Creative Expressions: Story Writing, Journaling & Poetry    Inspired by Nature: Outdoor Therapeutic Environments  Crafting Health: Craft and Manual Arts.                                The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health - University of Tasmania, Arts and Health, School of Medicine in the Faculty of Health

  • Mindfulness Practice-  Monash University  

  • Cert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency - N.S.W University, Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA) 

  • Cert 1V in Training  and Assessment- Victoria University 

 

I have been working in private practice since 2012. During my counselling career I Have worked with a variety of  people in our community, including those experiencing refugee and displacement status,  homelessness, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and survivor of domestic violence and those recovering from addiction with intravenous and other drug use and alcohol abuse. 

Resume:

  • Mental Health Practitioner in Private Practice since 2012 - ongoing

  • Adult Creative Arts Therapy Group, Louis Joel Arts and community  Centre, Altona, 2012 - ongoing,

  • Psycho Education in Trauma Informed Care, Corporate and Community, 2018 - ongoing

  • Advocate for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse             2004 - ongoing

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  • Pain Management Support Group - Wyndham Council, 2018 - 2020

  • Aged care supporting people experiencing long term mental health issues and a recent, additional diagnosis of  dementia          2018-2019 

  • Art therapist consultant at an end of life hospice for chronically and terminally ill children. Very Special Kids / Creative Art Therapy Australia 2014- 2019

  • Member of a mental health H.A.R.P team at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne 2016-2018

  • Contributor to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations 2014

  • Art Therapist Inner Space -  Intravenous drug use and other addictions, many homeless 2013-2015

  • Recipient of City of Hobson Bay Inspirational Woman’s Award 2012.

  •  Contributor to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse 2011

  • Victorian coordinator of Survivors Australia - Support for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 2009-2011

I continue to be involved in community mental health education,

proactive in reducing mental health stigma and have contributed to improve Australian laws with regards legal responses to child abuse for future generations.

"When we are true to our own values our lives will present less conflict in one's own thoughts, emotions and body felt experiences." (Natalie Rogers.)



 

Symbology, myth and personal story

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Group and individual processes

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Music and Movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am more than happy to wait in the cart while our client chooses some colour chips for a new creative project. I never get tired of hearing what a good girl I am.