Expressive art therapy
Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing. To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness – Natalie Rogers
Namaste. I am an expressive arts therapist (MATh), Associate-Director in Psychodrama & accredited group process facilitator. I offer a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space to individual clients, couples and groups. I am a culturally sensitive, strength-based and person-centred therapist.
I follow an integrative approach which blends -
- Expressive arts (visual art, visualisation, photography, poetry, sounds, writing, dreamwork, personal mythology),
- Body- Mind (authentic movement, breathing, embodiment, attuned movements)
- Action methods (Psychodrama, improvisation & dramatic role-playing)
My predominant work experience in mental health was in Bangalore, India (2014) and more recently in Melbourne (2017), Australia. Prior to becoming an expressive art therapist, I worked as a Human Resources leader and a behavioural/life coach. I have extensive experience engaging with clients with a history of complex trauma, family Violence, grief/ loss, anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experience and gender dilemmas. I specialise in supporting clients from Culturally & Linguistically diverse background (CALD).
I believe that when we unearth within self-compassion, creativity and spontaneity, we attend to our inner experiences, feelings and choices with tenderness. I embody this philosophy to support clients to attune to their body, feelings and sensations. I encourage my clients to express the sadness, anger, pain, fatigue, uncomfortable sensations, nightmares, dis-ease, dis-stress & dis-regulation in safe ways. I recommend that my clients to keep a journal to stay warmed up to the therapeutic process in-between sessions.