Alongside teaching, I am also an experienced and registered Psychotherapist currently in practice. See my qualifications here.
I see clients both in my studio and if needed, on site (such as schools, nursing homes etc). My clients include children, teenagers, adults and older people.
Art Therapy is a widely used form of therapy that uses both verbal and non-verbal communication. The non-verbal communication comes through the use of art materials. This can be beneficial when thoughts and feelings are difficult to talk about or to understand. Art Therapy can help people with anxiety, depression, to resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and achieve insight.
Art Therapy can encourage clients to:
- express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise
- explore their imagination and creativity
- develop healthy coping skills and focus
- improve self-esteem and confidence
- identify and clarify issues and concerns
- increase communication skills
- share in a safe nurturing environment
- improve motor skills and physical co-ordination
- identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth.
Throughout Australia, Art Therapists are currently working in schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, the flying doctor service, community services, in private practice, etc.
Art Therapists achieve registration through the Australian & New Zealand Arts Therapy Association. To achieve registration all art therapists must successfully complete an approved Masters level postgraduate course.
For referrals please go to my Contact Page.
I have supervised numerous students who are working toward various psychotherapy qualifications. I have also worked through the University of Western Sydney supervising students on placement who are enrolled in post graduate studies in Art Psychotherapy. See my qualifications here. Students rates will be applied to supervision.
For further information regarding supervision please go to my Contact Page.
EW (5yrs) - 'Captain Fred'