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AThR Registered Art Therapist

I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.'


I've found that through the process of making art,

we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.

As a registered Art Therapist, I have a background and interest in a range of mental health challenges - including eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, and depression.  Whatever my client's experience, I hope to meet them with warmth, compassion and authenticity.



In my practice, I work from a trauma-informed and person-centred framework that allows me to offer tailored and individualised support, depending on the clients unique needs. Although I'm deeply passionate about art therapy, I'm also not attached to working strictly in this way; sometimes the client doesn't make any art at all in our sessions and that's completely okay!

What is art therapy? (And is it for me?)

Art Therapy is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy, which involves using a range of materials and the creative process of making art, to foster self-awareness and self-expression, and elicit therapeutic change.


No artistic skills are required to experience the therapeutic benefit of art making, as clients are invited to explore the power of metaphor and symbolic value inherent in the images they create. The role of the facilitating art therapist is not to analyse these images, but instead support the client in forming their own narratives and sharing their experience of the art making process. The images created in the art therapy studio aren't always 'pretty', because the focus is just on expressing your authentic self.  

Art therapy can assist with many experiences and challenges, including - 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self-esteem

  • Eating disorders

  • Addiction

  • Grief & loss

  • Change adjustment

How are Art Therapists qualified?

Finding the right therapist for you is more than just a qualification, but it's also important to work with someone who you trust and feel safe with. To practice as a registered art therapist, the following requirements must be met -

  • A Masters in Art Therapy

  • A minimum of 750 hours of supervised clinical placement

  • Professional membership of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)

  • Continued professional development, including regular clinical supervision


Initial consultations for an individual session are a great opportunity for both the client and the therapist to learn a little about each other and to workshop some plans for going forward.

In all sessions, a range of different art materials are provided and the client can choose which - if any - they'd like to use. 

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I acknowledge and show my respect to the Nyangbul people of the Bundjalung Nation, as the traditional custodians of the land on which I am based. I acknowledge their wisdom and connection to the land, and pay my respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

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