ART THERAPY WITH JESS

Art therapy is a creative, gentle and healing therapeutic technique. It uses creative expression in various forms to explore feelings, release emotions and stress, develop self awareness and enhance the connection between body and mind. 

Our art therapist has a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice and is trained to work with mental health issues, grief and loss, support life transitions, build confidence and develop insight – social and emotional.  

Jess facilitates art making using a phenomenological framework (your art is not interpreted or judged) with an emphasis on exploring meaning and ways of knowing.  Presenting and emerging issues are explored utilising a range of materials include clay, drawing, painting, collage, installation, movement, and sound. Psychotherapeutic techniques include supportive counselling (life stress, mental health, disability), grief counselling (bereavement, terminal illness, family breakdown, divorce), trauma processing, and mindfulness. It offers another pathway to healing and wellbeing that can use verbal expression in the process but is multifaceted and not as reliant on verbal language.  

It is a judgement-free and ability-free space in which to use creative arts to express, release and explore the self, heart, body and mind.  

Appointments are available for clients aged 15 years and adults. 

 

  • Wellbeing &. Mindfulness

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Stress & Life Transitions

  • Grief & Loss  

  • Pre & post-natal adjustment 

  • Trauma  

 

NDIS Services:

  • Therapeutic Support

  • Capacity Building 

  • Community Engagement Assistance

  

Online Services available via telehealth & In-person services available. 

 

Further reading: 

Art Therapy | Psychology Today Australia 

Drawing a Picture of Health: An Art Therapy Guide | Psychology Today Australia 

Arts Therapy - Allied Health Professions Australia (ahpa.com.au) 

 

Australian Story ABC – An Unlikely Match, Magda Szubanski

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