Frequently Asked Questions
Arts and Play Therapy uses active engagement in the creative process to address mental, emotional, developmental, and behavioural challenges and can be beneficial for individuals that have difficulty verbalising their feelings. It uses the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist in the context of the artistic and play process as a dynamic force for change.
- it can assist in identifying blocks to emotional expression and personal growth
- it can assist in exploring imagination and creativity
- it can provide the opportunity for a person to experience a different way of knowing that is enhanced by different sensory experiences
- it can bypass unhelpful thoughts
- it can help to develop new coping strategies
- it can be fun
- it focuses on strengths and abilities
- arts therapy externalizes and gives form to unfolding material
There are individual reasons as to why someone may seek support. These include, however, are not limited to:
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Grief and loss
- Maintain wellbeing
Your ability to do art is not important and drawing skills are only a small part of art expression. The emphasis is in the process and not the product, which is at the heart of all therapy.
No art training is required, just an open mind and the desire to explore the magic of the expressive arts.
Expressive Arts therapy can include Sand work, drawing, painting, clay, collage, textiles – the possibilities are endless, and together we will determine what is best for you.
No, the person who made the artwork is the expert in what has been created. As part of the reflective process the artwork can be discussed with the therapist.
I am a professional counselor and Arts Therapist
Professional fees: $130.00 up to 75mins
Medicare Plan is not available however concessionary rates and payment plans may apply.
NDIS Self/plan managed are welcome.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Missed appointments and appointments that are cancelled with less than 24-hour notice are charged the full session fee. (except for cases of emergency).
PLEASE NOTE: If you are feeling ill in any way, please let me know and we will cancel or postpone your session to another day (with NO cancellation fee).
Rebates are available for select health funds. Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, St Lukes Health, and Phoenix Health provider number: AC17259T
No referral is required as services are not covered by Medicare and only by select health insurance organizations.