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 Psychodrama Director & accredited group process facilitator. My work experience in mental health was in Bangalore and in Melbourne Australia. Prior to becoming an expressive art therapist, I worked as a Human Resources leader and a life coach. I invite you to a short video.
I follow an integrative approach which brings together :
- Expressive arts (visual art, visualisation, photography, poetry, sounds, writing, dreamwork, personal mythology, rituals),
- Body- Mind (authentic movement, yoga & breathing, mindfulness, focussing, embodiment, spontaneous movements)
- Action methods (Psychodrama, improvisation & dramatic playing)
I offer a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space to individual clients, couples and groups. I am a culturally sensitive, strength-based and person-centric in my approach. I have extensive experience engaging with clients who have experienced complex trauma, family Violence, Sexual assault, grief/ loss, neglect, anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experience and identity/gender dilemmas. I specialise in supporting clients from Culturally & Linguistically diverse background (CALD).
I believe that by unearthing self-compassion, creativity and spontaneity, we orient to choice and tenderness. I embody this philosophy through attuning with the body, images, feelings and sensations.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who work and live on this land.