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ART THERAPIST’S DIRECTORY

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Sarah Halawani, Art Therapy Directory

Sarah Halawani

Art Therapist

Sydney, North Parramatta NSW
halawani.sarah@gmail.com
sarahhalawani.com.au/art-therapy
Area of Speciality

Sarah believes in the power of art making to cultivate peace and clarity, as well as process loss and pain. Sarah focuses on facilitating growth and empowerment in her clients – some themes include anxiety, depression, feelings of being stuck, building confidence, and overcoming perfectionism.

Melanie Botha, Art Therapy Directory

Melanie Botha

Diploma in Art Therapy

The Shire NSW
studio@cocoarttherapy.com
0432 494 738
www.cocoarttherapy.com
Area of Speciality

Melanie works with individuals who find themselves emotionally stuck, burnt out or lacking direction, with a focus on individuals coming from fast-paced business environments where ‘pause’ is not a word in their vocabulary. Having worked (and still working) in cutthroat environments, she understands what it takes to live life on the edge. When the edge becomes a too familiar place, for the wrong reasons, we find ourselves on the edge of breakdown and exhaustion.

She works with women (and occasionally men) who want to unblock themselves and find meaning in who they are and what they do. Through Art therapy, she helps individuals to see life in colour again and empowers them to maneuver through the noise of imposter syndrome and procrastination. Melanie also facilitates tailored weekend workshops and retreats.

Marina Harper, Art Therapy Directory

Marina Harper

Potential Impact

Cert Art Therapist, Hypnotherapist, HR/Business Degree, Reg Nurse

Sydney CBD and Northern Beaches NSW
marina@potentialimpact.com.au
www.potentialimpact.com.au
Area of Speciality

Marina is the Director of Potential Impact, a consultancy that helps individuals, leaders and organisations be more effective and grow. She specialises in tailored initiatives that blend strategic, creative, yet pragmatic approaches. Art Therapy is in fact one of the key tools often incorporated to build personal effectiveness both in and outside the workplace—a great way to gain self-awareness and creatively problem solve.

Here are just some examples where art therapy has been used: defining new goals and possibilities, understanding and improving communication or influencing skills, resolving conflict or dealing with harassment, becoming more resilient or agile when dealing with stress, becoming more creative, or widening skills and career paths.

Susan Brooks, Art Therapy Directory

Susan Brooks

Cert Art Therapist, Bachelor of Social Work UNSW, Grad Dip Relationship Counselling

Sydney, Northern Beaches NSW
sbrooks@hammond.com.au
Area of Speciality

Bereavement Counsellor at Northern Beaches Palliative Care, Mona Vale, Sydney

Karen Nisbet-Moulds, Art Therapy Directory

Karen Nisbet-Moulds

Cert. Art Therapy, M Counselling, BA Psychology Art Therapist, Registered Counsellor (PACFA)

Sydney, Ryde NSW
Karen@hopefulheart.com.au
0468 320 460
Area of Speciality

Karen incorporates creative modalities, art and play therapies into a client centred framework with children, adolescents and adults who seek counselling for support with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, stress, relationships, life transitions and challenges.

Regine Yuen Williams, Art Therapist

Regine Yuen Williams

Art Therapist (Dip), Marriage & Family Therapist (MSSci Marriage & Family Therapy) AAFT AAFT, Counsellor MACA (4) Australian Counselling Association, Registered Supervisor ACA, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SETI)

Sydney NSW
regineyuenwilliams@gmail.com
www.regineyuenwilliams-counselling.com.au
Area of Speciality

With nearly 20 years of counselling experience, providing therapeutic experience to individuals of all ages, couples (inclusive), families, and groups, I am delighted and excited to incorporate art therapy as an effective and powerful approach to therapeutic treatment. With cultural competence and sensitivity, each course of therapy is tailored to suit the personal needs of the client.

Natacha Desille, Art Therapy Directory

Natacha Desille

Art Therapist and Clinical Psychologist

Sydney NSW
n_desille@hotmail.com
Area of Speciality

I have over 15 years of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and public health. I’m presently working exclusively online and specialise in trauma-informed therapies including EMDR, Relational therapies, Schema therapy and other experiential therapies (somatic trauma-informed therapies, art therapy, mindfulness practice). I also enjoy working with individuals to deepen their connections and improve their relationships. I am warm and compassionate in my approach, and I enjoy helping individuals deepen their connections and improve their relationships (including the one with themselves). I am also an experienced LGBTQI – affirming therapist and welcome neurodivergent individuals from all backgrounds.

Natacha Desille, Art Therapy Directory

Mimi Eieyeh

Certified Art Therapist, Registered Nurse, BVSc

Sydney NSW
meenaerie@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

I have over 14 years of experience working as a psychiatric nurse in a community mental health service. I’m providing case management, psychosocial, neurobiological and nursing interventions alongside art-psychotherapy to facilitate insight, change and growth.

Janette Bailey, Art Therapy Directory

Kate Thornley

Diploma Art Therapy, MA Chaplaincy, BA Social Science, Cert Supervision, Cert Spiritual Direction

Sydney NSW
kate.spirituality@outlook.com
Area of Speciality

Kate specialises in grief and loss. She has worked in Chaplaincy for over 14 years. Kate works with Carers and has provided Workshops’ for Carers in Mindfulness and Vision Boards. Kate uses the practice of contemplation in her meditation group that she facilitates in Orange. Kate has her own art practice as an Artist.

Colleen Nicholas, Art Therapy Directory

Colleen Nicholas

Dip Art Therapist, Dip Counsellor

Western Sydney, South-Western Sydney, Blue Mountains NSW
colleen.connectionscounselling@gmail.com
0414 935 362
www.connectionscounselling.net.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy

Alix Bilton, Art Therapy Directory

ALIX BILTON

Art Therapist, Counsellor and Registered Psychologist

Newcastle NSW
alix@abpsychology.org
Area of Speciality

I have over 15 years of experience working as a Registered Psychologist in private practice, organisational psychology, health and medical fields and military psychology. I’m presently working in Newcastle NSW at Innervate Pain Management and Auspsych using Art Therapy alongside evidence based psychological therapies to facilitate insight, change and growth.

Dr Jae William, Art Therapy Directory

Dr Jae William

Creative Arts Psychotherapist, Psychiatry Medical Officer
Bach Med Sci Hons; Bach Med; Bac Music Hons; Dip Art Therapy

For face-to-face or online bookings in 2024, please contact:

Atune Health Centre, Cardiff
52 Ada Street, Cardiff NSW 2285 Australia
(02) 4954 4511

Area of Speciality

Dr Jae William believes in the power of integrating diverse modalities for a comprehensive healing experience. Creative Arts Psychotherapy is a cornerstone of her practice, providing a dynamic avenue for self-discovery and emotional expression. As a Creative Arts Psychotherapist, Dr Jae bring a unique blend of qualifications to support your holistic well-being. With a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Science Honours, her foundation in traditional medicine, specifically in the field of Psychiatry, is complemented by a Bachelor of Music Honours, reflecting her commitment to the therapeutic power of music. Additionally, her Diploma of Art Therapy adds an innovative visual arts dimension to her practice, fostering creativity and self-expression in the therapeutic process.

Dr Jae William specialises in utilising creative art modalities to address a broad spectrum of mental concerns. With a focus on both music and visual arts, her warm, empathetic, client-centred approach extends to helping those grappling with conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, crisis intervention, and cognitive challenges. Through the integration of therapeutic techniques grounded in psychiatry and the expressive possibilities of music and visual art, her practice aims not only to alleviate symptoms but also to foster personal growth towards overall well-being.

Cherie Binstead, Art Therapy Directory

CHERIE BINSTEAD

Dip Art Therapy, Artist, Author, Illustrator

Newcastle NSW
arttherapy@juizbeggy.com.au
0411 518 421
juizbeggy.com.au
Area of Speciality

Cherie is an Artist, Author and Illustrator, Due to her fascination in the mind-body connection and her personal experiences with using art to heal the soul, regulate emotions and to enact positive change, she has merged her love for creativity and helping others to become an Art Therapist.

Ruth Wiseman, Art Therapy Directory

Ruth Wiseman

Marpe Studio

Dip Art Therapist, Registered Counsellor (ACA)

Newcastle NSW
marpe.studio@gmail.com
marpeStudio.org
Area of Speciality

Creative Counselling and Art Therapy

Herrad Nann, Art Therapy Directory

Herrad Nann

Diploma in Art Therapy, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Newcastle, NSW
arttherapy.newcastle@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Over the past years, I’ve facilitated numerous art therapy groups and worked with individuals. I understand the benefits of using the language of art. Through my own art practice, I’ve personally experienced emotional and mental healing, and I want to share these experiences with you.

My goal is to assist you in embracing your unique self and to guide you through challenging life situations. You will experience more vibrancy in your life.

(Only female clients)

Jo Williams, Art Therapy Directory

JO WILLIAMS

Newcastle & Lake Macquarie NSW
jolwilliams@optusnet.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapist, Counsellor and Primary school teacher specialising in working with children and women both individually and within group workshops.

Jenny Stanley-Matthews, Art Therapist

Jenny Stanley-Matthews

The Centre for Clarity

Dip Art Therapy, Dip Counselling, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Empowerment Coach, Kinesiologist

Lake Macquarie, Newcastle Region NSW
jennystanleymatthews@gmail.com
www.jennystanleymatthews.com.au
Area of Speciality

Jenny is passionate about empowering people to reach their potential and has been helping to positively transform her clients’ lives for over 16 years as a Practitioner.

Jenny recognises her clients as individuals and draws on all of her knowledge, skills, wisdom, and intuitive abilities to personalise your treatment to meet your specific needs. She specialises in identifying and diffusing core emotions and giving her clients to tools and clarity to move forward.

Jenny provides treatments to adults and children, in person and online.

Chantel Ridgeway, Art Therapy Directory

Chantel Ridgeway

Dip Art Therapy; Cert III Individual Support (Disabilities); Cert III Ed Support

Newcastle NSW
welcome@synergyspacearttherapy.com.au
0402 696 885
synergyspacearttherapy.com.au
Area of Speciality

Chantel’s focus is to help individuals heal, energise and become able to access inner strengths and resources. She achieves this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns and responding to your unique needs.

Chantel supports her art therapy clients with a mindful, empathetic and non-judgemental approach.

Minet Brits, Art Therapy Directory

Minet Brits

Diploma Art Therapist, Bach Fine Arts

Central Coast NSW
arttherapy.minet@gmail.com
@minet.artforhealing
Area of Speciality

Art therapy & Creative Kids Provider

Leanne Lott, Art Therapy Directory

Leanne Lott

Dip Art Therapist, Reg Counsellor (ACA)

Saratoga, Central Coast NSW
leanne@creativeconnexions.com.au
creativeconnexions.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Counselling, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Women, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression.

Jodie Freeman, Art Therapy Directory

JODIE FREEMAN

I’m a proud Gamilaroi woman
Cert Art Th, Adv Dip Clin Hyp, Adv Dip NLP
Art Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner

Central Coast NSW
admin@modernaboriginalart.com.au
0468 944 442
modernaboriginalart.com.au
Area of Speciality

Neurodiverse people and people with disabilities and mental illness. NDIS clients welcome.

Aboriginal clients – find a culturally safe and inclusive place to express yourself.

Karen Curran, Art Therapy Directory

Karen Curran

The Heart of Us

Dip Art Therapist and Sandplay Practitioner (Sandplay Australia)
Cert Shamanism & Transformational Mask, Dip Counselling, Member of ACA Australian Counselling Association

Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
info@karencurran.com.au
0412 465 037
www.karencurran.com.au
Area of Speciality

Karen specialises in individual counselling in helping to transform the effects of worry, anxiety, grief, trauma, fears and stress to let your inner light shine. Karen provides a safe, compassionate and creative space to explore your inner world. The ‘Heart of Us’ is a different approach to inner healing or mental well-being, using creative therapies including Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Music, Visualisation and more. Sometimes, all it takes is a little time out to rediscover that inner magic and hope within you to become unstuck and change self limiting beliefs to find the way forward. Children and adults. Also online.

Karen Curran, Art Therapy Directory

Ashleigh Mickle

Bachelors of Education, Masters of Inclusive Education, 200 hr YTT, Diploma Art Therapy

Orange NSW
hello@barefootandbalanced.com.au
0432 743 593
www.barefootandbalanced.com.au
Area of Speciality

Ashleigh is an Art Therapist (Diploma CECAT), Inclusive Education Specialist (Masters), and Certified Primary Educator (Bachelor). Focused on fostering healthy student-teacher relationships, Ashleigh works with students and educators to develop self-reflection and integrate regulation skills. By using art therapy as the primary mode of practice Ashleigh promotes emotional intelligence and stress reduction via embodiment. Passionate about experiences of the mind, body and spirit in the school setting, Ashleigh creates inclusive spaces for personal growth and healing.

Kate Friesenecker, Art Therapy Directory

Kate Friesenecker

Scribbles Art Therapy
Dip Art Therapist (ACCA), BBusSc (UCT), Artist

Bundanoon NSW
Scribblesartastherapy@gmail.com
www.scribblesarttherapy.com.au
Area of Speciality

Kate specialises in using art as therapy to help children and adults find relief from overwhelming emotions, recover from trauma, experience personal growth, reduce stress levels and improve quality of life.

Bring an artist herself, she deeply understands the power that art has to communicate, heal and transform.

Sophia Farrington, Art Therapy Directory

Sophia Farrington

B App Sci (Psych), Hons (App. Psych), MA Clin Psych, Dip Art Therapy – Clinical Psychologist and Art Therapist

Moss Vale, Southern Highlands NSW
sophiafarrington@gmail.com
0401 350 461 (By appointment only)
www.sophiafarrington.com
Area of Speciality

Individual and Group Cognitive Behavioural Art Therapy. For clients of all ages and abilities seeking strengths-based positive psychological and art therapy services. Medicare provider.

Bu Hunnisett, Art Therapy Directory

Bu Hunnisett

Green Feather Medicine: Dip Art Therapist

Bellingen NSW
info@greenfeathermedicine.com.au
0418 633 507
Area of Speciality

Creative Expression Art Therapy and Metaphysical Healing

Alison M. Higgs, Art Therapy Directory

Alison M. Higgs

Cert Art Therapist. Dip Community Services. Dip of Fine Arts

Wingham NSW
amhiggsat@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy

Janette Bailey, Art Therapy Directory

Janette Bailey

Back On Track Counselling: Diploma Art Therapist and Registered Counsellor

Port Macquarie/Wauchope, Mid North Coast NSW
janette@botc.com.au
0429 152 310
www.botc.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy

Elise Wynyard, Art Therapy Directory

Elise Wynyard

Diploma Art Therapist, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Tutor and Supervisor in Social Work

Halliday’s Point, Forster, Taree NSW
elise@elisewynyard.com.au
Area of Speciality

Counselling for adults (over 16) using a number of modes including Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, ACT and Trauma Focused Therapy.

Deborah Devaal, Art Therapist

Deborah Devaal

Art Therapist, Wellbeing Coach, Disability Support

Forster, Mid North Coast NSW
deborahdevaal@gmail.com
www.devaaldesign.com.au
Area of Speciality

Deborah is an Art Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. Her aim is to help people focus on their strengths and wellbeing by assisting clients both online and in-person through therapeutic sessions. Her methods allow clients to manage mental health issues, stress and overcoming trauma by using a personalised approach to assess their needs and then develop the relevant programs for their condition to assist them in their recovery journey.

Azriel Re’Shel, Art Therapist

Azriel Re’Shel

Art Therapist & Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
Dip Art Therapy, BA Psychology, MA Social Work, Yoga Teacher

Byron Bay, NSW
info@azrielreshel.com
0417 064 976
www.azrielreshel.com
Area of Speciality

Azriel Re’Shel is an Art Therapist and Mental Health Social Worker providing evidence and creative based therapies for balance and wellbeing.

I work with individuals who are seeking a deeper meaning to life and are wanting to resolve and heal past trauma to rediscover clarity, wellbeing, joy and purpose in life.

I’ve worked in private practice and with a variety of organisations in mental health care, family violence and trauma. I work collaboratively to empower you to resolve trauma and create a life you love, by utilising art and expressive therapies, Mindfulness and Trauma Sensitive Yoga techniques along with evidence-based psychotherapy. My approach is warm, strengths based and holistic. I welcome all bodies, identities and cultures.

South Australia (SA)

Denise Walter, Art Therapy Directory

Denise Walter

Alma Art & Therapy

Dip Art Therapist, Dip Nurse, Dip Remedial Masseur, Craniosacral Therapist

Adelaide SA
erskinede13@gmail.com
almaartandtherapy.com
Area of Speciality

Alma Art and Therapy acknowledges each person individually, embracing Body, Mind and Soul, strengthening and encouraging us on our paths. Therapy Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Massage and Art Therapy are gentle and safe therapies which assist in reconnecting us to who we truly are; activating the ability to ‘self-healing’, returning to feelings of joy and clarity, bringing flow and ease back into our lives.

Michelle Krieg, Art Therapy Directory

Michelle Krieg

Cert Art Therapist (CECAT) and Grad Dip in Experiential Creative Arts Therapy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Counselling

Adelaide SA
michelle@artfeltventures.com.au
0491 042 930
Area of Speciality

Art therapy sessions for adults who want to improve their wellbeing. I have experience in helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, work/study/life balance and loneliness through a person-centered, trauma-informed lens.

Daniel Stanning, Art Therapy Directory

Daniel Stanning

Cert Art Therapist

Adelaide SA
danielstanning@gmail.com
0402 312 364
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Gender Identity, LGBTIQ issues and relationships

Victoria (VIC)

Jacintha Field, Art Therapy Directory

Jacintha Field

Family and Child Counsellor, Cert Art Therapist

Torquay VIC
hello@happysoulskids.com
0450 461 671
www.happysoulskids.com
Area of Speciality

Family and Child Counselling, Art Therapy.

Beatriz Martini, Art Therapy Directory

Beatriz Martini

Dip Art Therapy, B. H. Sc. (Dr. Acupuncture (Mem AACMA, APPRAH)), Dip Transpersonal counselling, Dip Ed, Dip Yoga (YTT), Dip Pilates, B. App. Sc

Melbourne, Essendon VIC
beatriz@livingservices.com.au
www.beatriz.livingservices.com.au
Area of Speciality

With my varied background, I am quite experienced in complex mental health presentations and various therapeutic approaches, including art therapy, food, exercise, and meditation to assist my clients in recovering from traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, and together we can address your concerns. I see clients of all ages, individually or as groups. Please have a look at my website to book an appointment or feel free to reach out and have a chat, to make sure that I am the right person to address your needs.

Susana Gonzalez, Art Therapy Directory

Susana Gonzalez

Diploma Art Therapist, Psychologist, MAPS; M. Psychology

Melbourne, Murrumbeena VIC
susanahealingsteps@gmail.com
0478 636 076
healingstepspsychology.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Child and Family Psychology, Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Sharen Lui, Art Therapy Directory

SHAREN LUI

Certified Art Therapist, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, MAPS, FCEDP

Melbourne, Box Hill VIC
admin@sprout-psychology.com.au
03 8686 8317
www.sprout-psychology.com.au
Area of Speciality

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Assessments and Family Therapy, Art Therapy

Judith Tobin, Art Therapy Directory

Judith Tobin

Cert Art Therapist, Counsellor, Teacher and Artist

Melbourne, South Eastern Suburbs VIC
judetobe9@gmail.com
0428 381 758
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy and Counselling

Annie Humphries, Art Therapy Directory

Annie Humphries

Art Therapist, Counsellor, Teacher & Practising Artist

Diploma Art Therapy (ACCA), BA Teaching & Learning, Diploma Visual Arts

Drysdale VIC
art.therapy.blossom@gmail.com
0437 817 986
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Realisation, Resolution, Growth, Support and Change

Wenting (Wendy) Liu, Art Therapy Directory

Wenting (Wendy) Liu

Dip Art Therapist, M Occupational Therapist, MBBS

Ferntree Gully VIC
wendy@lit-spark.com.au
0434 098 268
www.lit-spark.com.au
Area of Speciality

Anxiety, depression, PTSD, mental stress resulting from chronic medical conditions, cancer; loss, grief and personal growth.

Language: English and Mandarin (Chinese).

Heidi Franklin, Art Therapy Directory

Heidi Franklin

Diploma of Art Therapy, Certificate of Life Coaching, Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, Masters of Teaching

Bendigo VIC & Online
contact.thelamppoststudio@gmail.com
thelamppoststudio.com
Area of Speciality

Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Christian Spirituality, Church-related Challenges/Trauma, Relationships, Self-worth & Agency.

Queensland (QLD)

Ayden Riethmuller, Art Therapy Directory

Ayden Riethmuller

Cert Art Therapy, B. Nurs, M. MHNurs

Lockyer Valley, Queensland
lucidinsight22@gmail.com
lucidinsight.com.au
Area of Speciality

With my nursing background, I am quite experienced in complex mental health presentations and have acquired therapeutic approaches, including art therapy, to assist my clients in recovering from traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety and other concerns. I am comfortable with clients of all ages, including families, couples and individuals.

Rose Facey, Art Therapy Directory

Rose Facey

Art Therapist and Clinical Psychologist

Brisbane, Burpengary East, QLD
hello@dearmindpsychology.com.au
Area of Speciality

I am a warm, compassionate, and down to earth Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively in public settings (hospital and community based) and private practice (primarily in person and available online). I have experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds, who have varied diagnoses, and complex circumstances. I provide a variety of trauma-informed therapies including Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, and specialise in clinical assessments. Being creative and using our imagination can be life changing.

Ayden Riethmuller, Art Therapy Directory

Debra Shapiro

Luminesce You Art & Art Therapy

Diploma Art Therapy (Australian Community Counselling Association), Bachelor Fine Arts

Brisbane, Logan Area QLD
debrashapiroart@gmail.com
www.debrashapiro.art
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Art Workshops and Meditation

Julie Nixon, Art Therapy Directory

Julie Nixon

Cert Art Therapist, M Counselling, PhD Counselling

Brisbane, Logan Area QLD
julie@nixonsonline.com
Area of Speciality

Expressive therapies including art therapy and sandtray therapy for trauma and anxiety, grief and loss.

Julie Nixon, Art Therapy Directory

Anita Perigo

Psychologist AAPi, Dip Art Therapy

Brisbane, Morayfield QLD
anita@anitapsychology.com
0497 911 554
www.sandrockpsychology.com.au
Area of Speciality

An eclectic mix of Art in Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy (dogs) and Psychological practice that is crafted to suit your needs. I work with experiences such as trauma, grief, anxiety, and the like,  as well as communication, relationships and general wellbeing. I am currently working with clients 18 years and older. Online video sessions or face-to-face sessions available.

Maria Tancred, Art Therapy Directory

Maria Tancred

Dip Art Therapy, BPsych (Hons), MAPS, AAPi, AHPRA Supervisor

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD
maria@tancredpsych.com.au
tancredpsych.com.au
Area of Speciality

As a Registered Psychologist and Art Therapist in private practice, my approach is client-centred. I emphasize creating a nurturing and safe environment where clients can explore their inner world without judgment. I am passionate about facilitating personal healing and growth. I believe in the transformative power of art therapy, combined with psychological principles, to guide clients on their journey towards self-discovery and improvement. I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds who are grappling with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, challenging life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, feelings of being ‘stuck’, or those seeking to enhance their quality of life.

Beth Waghorn, Art Therapy Directory

Beth Waghorn

Cert. Art Therapy , Dip Counselling, Dip Teaching

Agnes Water & 1770 QLD
beth@lifeframe.com.au
LifeFrameCounselling
www.life-framecounselling.com
Area of Speciality

Counselling with an Art Therapy Component. Art Therapy Group work and Workshops. School age children and adults.

Ebonney van der Meer, Art Therapy Directory

Ebonney van der Meer

Clements Medical

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Fellowship Australian Society of Psychological Medicine, Diploma Art Therapy

Magnetic Island QLD
www.clementsmedicalcom.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy with children, teens and adults of all ages in a General Practice setting.

I am passionate about walking the journey with my clients to help them achieve their goals. Combining GP Psychotherapy and Art Therapy techniques, I provide a safe and nurturing environment within which to explore stories, face challenges and tap into their own wisdom on their path to healing and growth.

Meegan Bradbury, CECAT

Meegan Bradbury

Diploma Art Therapist, Bachelor of Nursing, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Graduate Certificate Child & Family Health

Mount Isa, QLD
ArtwithMeegan@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Burnout and de-stressing strategies, women’s wellbeing, indigenous health, child & family health, and living with chronic illness.

Focus
Let’s work together to help you navigate life’s challenges and find creative ways to build inner strength and resilience.

Cate Savant, CECAT

Cate Savant

Diploma Art Therapy (ACCA), Diploma Social Studies, Certificate III Community Services, AD Paediatric nursing (UK)

Gympie, QLD
oceanearthstudio@proton.me
Area of Speciality

A mobile practitioner providing individual and group art therapy and creative expression workshops for adolescents and adults in your own space or out in nature. Locations include northern suburbs of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay.

Sophie Galliano, Art Therapy Directory

Sophie Galliano

Mallee Therapies

Diploma Art therapy (ACCA), B. Hons. Performance Art, Interplay Therapy

Sunshine Coast, QLD
skgalliano@gmail.com
@mallee_therapies
Area of Speciality

Expressive Arts Therapy to nourish and support those with physical disability, intellectual impairment, communication barriers, trauma, depression, ADHD, ASD, and anxiety.
With a special passion for children and young adults with neurodivergence, and challenging mental health.

Holly Milner, Art Therapy Directory

Holly Milner

Diploma in Art Therapy

Sunshine Coast, QLD
weatherpetal@gmail.com
www.hollymilner.com.au
Area of Speciality

Holly uses various forms of art, meditation, and mindfulness practices to help you explore your unconscious. This will enable you to make sense of your patterning and create lasting changes in your life.

Using Art Therapy to unlock limiting beliefs that block and hold us back from our true authentic self, she seeks to connect you back with the creative path.

Believing that everyone can enrich their life with the introduction of art back into their world, Holly has a deep passion to help you to remember.

Michelle Kurth, Art Therapy Directory

Michelle Kurth

Calm and Create

Dip Art Therapy I Dip Nutritional Therapy

Sunshine Coast, QLD
michelle.kurth@gmail.com
www.calmandcreate.com
Area of Speciality

For 20 years, she has worked with adults with PMLD (profound Multiple Learning Disabilities), including non-verbal adults. She works in day centres, respite centres and retirement homes.

Michelle’s Calm and Create workshops combine mindful Art therapy, visualisation and storytelling to help promote better mental health and wellbeing for all ages.

Alison Heather, Art Therapy Directory

Alison Heather

Diploma Art Therapy, Cert III Visual Arts, Cert IV Mental Health (peer work), BSc (Env Health), Diploma Herbal Medicine/Naturopathy, Journey Practitioner (NLP), Certified Yoga Teacher
Alison is a professional member of international Institute for Complementary Therapies (IICT) and the Australia’s Community of Counsellors Association (ACCA)

Sunshine Coast, Maleny QLD
crayons346@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Alison offers tailored art therapy sessions to groups and individuals on the Sunshine Coast.

Alison weaves her magic allowing others to tap into their feelings enabling them to express themselves and find meaning.

Alison’s foundation work is within the Age Care sector where some residents are experiencing life changes, including dementia and Parkinson’s.

Mel Wangmann, Art Therapy Directory

Mel Wangmann

Ipsarty Art Therapy

BA Nursing Science, Dipl. A. Th., ACCA (Australian Community Counselling Association

Sunshine Coast, QLD
admin@ipsarty.com
Ipsarty Art Therapy
@ipsarty
www.ipsarty.com
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy for physical disability, intellectual, autism, ADHD, anxiety, caregivers, chronic illness, burnout, injury, cancer, aged, dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke.

Anna Payne, Art Therapy Directory

Anna Payne

Dip Art Therapy, ACCA, Grd Dip Somatics & Dance Mvmt Therapy (in progress), Cert Comm Services

Sunshine Coast QLD
annapayno@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Art & movement-based therapy for mental wellbeing.

Western Australia (WA)

Mark Walker, Art Therapy Directory

Mukami Ireri

Diploma in Art Therapy, Master of Teaching, Certificate Contemporary Arts and Design

Perth WA
studio@galleriaartstudio.com
0401 204 338
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy with Children and Teens.

I am passionate about working with children and teens to help them navigate, manage and overcome the challenges they often face in their daily lives. I provide a nurturing environment where children and teens feel safe, valued and heard. I tailor my service to meet the unique needs of my clients in a safe non-judgemental space to facilitate healing and growth.

Language:
English, Swahili

Mark Walker, Art Therapy Directory

MARK WALKER

B Prof Stud, B Theol, M Def Stud, Dip Min, Assoc Dip Pers Mgt, Dip Clin Art Thpy, M Couns & Psychthpy, psc: Diploma in Art Therapy and Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Perth WA
markwalkerpsych@icloud.com
www.goodtherapy.com.au/mark_walker
Area of Speciality

Psychodynamic therapy, Art and Sandplay Therapy; interest in veteran with trauma and working with children.

Yvonne Arpino, Art Therapy Directory

Yvonne Arpino

Dip Art Therapist, BA BEd, Art Teacher

Perth WA
yvonne.arpino@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Providing video sessions out of hours.

Kathryn Andrew, Art Therapy Directory

Kathryn Andrew

Southern Compass Art Therapy Services

Cert Art Therapist, Counsellor, Educator and Theologian

Perth, Applecross WA
k@southerncompass.org
0433 090 831
southerncompass.com.au
Area of Speciality

Women, those high on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s, ASD Level 1), carers, and spiritual direction.

Melanie Knight, Art Therapy Directory

Melanie Knight

Dip Art Therapist, Registered Psychologist (APS)

Perth WA
m77mel@yahoo.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art therapy with children and adolescents (especially those with anxiety/ADHD/High functioning ASD).

Olivia Robinson, Art Therapy Directory

Olivia Robinson

Cert Art Therapist & Life Coach

Perth WA (near Fremantle, happy to travel)
livrobinsoncreative@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Life Coach, Reiki, Art teacher, Massage therapist

Adrienne Price, Art Therapy Directory

Adrienne Price

Dipl Art Therapy| Cert 3 & 4 Community Services| Cert 4 Youth Work

Perth WA
adrienne.price@yahoo.com.au
0422 998 692
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Mental Health, Trauma Informed Practices and Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Diversity.

Maria Radici, CECAT

Maria Radici

Maria Radici Healing Space

Social Worker, Diploma of Art Therapy

Perth WA
mariaradici12@gmail.com
www.mariaradici.com
Area of Speciality

Young people and people with mental health and disability.

Michelle Saleeba, CECAT

Michelle Saleeba

Art Therapist, Provisional Psychologist and Counsellor.
Member: APS | AAPi | BAAT | IACAET

Perth WA
michelle@michellesaleeba.com
Area of Speciality

Michelle uses art therapy in conjunction with evidence-based psychological interventions to support clients to explore their difficulties, adopt positive coping strategies, find meaning, and enhance psychological wellbeing. Currently working in private practice, Michelle has over 10 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults in a range of settings, including perinatal mental health, community mental health, and alcohol and drug services.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Jo Tregear, Art Therapy Directory

Jo Tregear

Diploma in Art Therapy, Professional Certified Coach

ACT and Region
jotregear@achievingresults.com.au
0417 449 667
www.achievingresults.com.au
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy and Executive Coaching. Willing to provide online services via Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom.

Northern Territory (NT)

Karen Macklin, Art Therapy Directory

Karen Macklin

Dip Art Therapist, Artist

Darwin NT
Purplemoon.arttherapy22@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

I am a descendent of Australia’s First Nations People.

Creating a safe space for you.

Within each of us lies the power to heal ourselves. Allow me to be the light that guides you on your way.

Tasmania (TAS)

Sheryl Fainges, Art Therapy Directory

Sheryl Fainges

Dip. Art Therapy (CECAT), Master Ed (G.U), Grad. Dip. Visual Arts (G.U), Cert. Of Community Care (JICC)

  • Sorell Tasmania (Wednesdays)
  • Midway Point Tasmania (Thursdays)
  • Bicheno Tasmania (TBA)
sheryl@bluebutterflyartwellness.com.au
www.bluebutterflyartwellness.com.au
Area of Speciality

I have a background in Education and Art. I am experienced in working with programs designed to support and meet various needs of individual clients. I provide both individual and small group art wellness programs. My recent focus is on anxiety and self-awareness issues, but all conditions are catered for.

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires

Art Therapy Directory

Milagros Dotras

Cert Art Therapist, BA Psychology

Buenos Aires
milagrosdotras@gmail.com
milagros.dotras
Area of Speciality

Individual and group art therapy for children and teenagers. Group therapy for mothers during puerperium. Parents counselling.

CHINA

Hong Kong

Art Therapy Directory

Wan Ying Man

Certificate in Art Therapy, Calligraphy, Colour Analysis

Hong Kong, China
wanyingman@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Art therapy and Counseling

藝術治療及輔導

Healing art with Chinese calligraphy, it is intended to teach patience and focus, the beliefs will balance the body, mind and spirit.

書法藝術療癒,當投入耐性與專注,你的信念會將身體,心靈與意志達到平衡狀態。

COLOMBIA

Bogota

Magloire del Rocio Aguirre T, Art Therapy Directory

Magloire del Rocio Aguirre T.

Cert Art Therapist, Cert Coach (ACC), M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology

Bogota
info@magloireaguirre.com
+57 322 271 8596
rocio.aguirre1
@magloireaguirre
@magloireaguirre
www.magloireaguirre.com
Area of Speciality

Dedicated to helping people who have a long career path, and who are ready for a new stage in their lives to achieve their full potential by creating a clear vision that gives them more energy, health, tranquillity, balance and fulfilment. She also works on programs related to increase well-being at work (Stress and Anxiety Management) and Emotional Intelligence. She uses modalities such as Mindfulness, EFT, art therapy and others that complement her coaching practice.

“I love to work with people who want to find meaning in what they do while they contribute to a better world”

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo

Daniel Infante, Art Therapy Directory

Daniel Infante

Certified Art Therapist

Santo Domingo
danielinfanteart@gmail.com
Daniel Infante
Area of Speciality

Expressive art therapy and phenomenological art therapy.

INDIA

Mumbai

Nupur Gupta, Art Therapy Directory

Nupur Gupta

Cert Art Therapist

Mumbai
nupursunil@gmail.com
91-9869437931
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy. Holds a Master’s degree in Creative Art and Art History from the SNDT University in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Education from Boston University.

ITALY

Rome

Claudia Palmira, Art Therapy Directory

Claudia Palmira

Certified Art Therapist, Experiential Therapy Specialist

Rome
claudiapalmira@gmail.com
+39 346 804 0444
ClaudiaPalmira
claudiapalmira.com
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Psychodrama, Meditation and Visions.

Sought after as an exhibition artist and designer, Claudia has led workshops, meditations and talks on creativity and spirituality in Rome, London, New York, Greenwich and Milan. Founder of Open City experiences, a self-development hub in Rome, she has trained with Dr. Rob Gray in art therapy and Dr. Tian Dayton in psychodrama. A New Yorker, Claudia has been based in Rome since 2006, where she guides her clients and groups to live their authentic vision. Speaking English and Italian, clients are accepted from anywhere in the world.

JORDAN

Ammam

Ola Khorchid, Art Therapy Directory

Ola Khorchid

Dip Art Therapist and Psychologist

Ammam
okhorchid@hotmail.com
+962797503281
o.chid
Area of Speciality

Ola is an art therapy specialist who employs an eclectic approach in her practice that integrates art therapy, CBT, and ACT techniques. She offers clients from different age groups and cultural backgrounds an experiential journey that allows them to explore new perspectives and develop skills necessary to transcend limiting behaviours and cognitions in order to attain psycho-emotional wellbeing.

LEBANON

Byblos

Soraya Obeid, Art Therapy Directory

Soraya Obeid

MA Mental Health Counsellor & Art Therapist; MA Fine Arts; Ph. D Student in Expressive Therapies

Byblos
www.sorayaobeid.net
Area of Speciality

Soraya Obeid is a Lebanese art therapist and clinical mental health counsellor who aims to cultivate therapeutic growth in her work and her healing approaches. Soraya works with people of all ages and from different walks of life. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and conducts the sessions in any of these three languages as required.

MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur

Audrey YL Tang, Art Therapy Directory

Audrey YL Tang

Cert Art Therapist / Education Assistance for Specific Learning Difficulties

Kuala Lumpur
audreytangyl@gmail.com
+6012 200 3859
Area of Speciality

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia & ADHD

Dr. Sumathi Raju, Art Therapy Directory

Dr. Sumathi Raju

Diploma in Art Therapy,
EMDR Basic training, Structural Dissociation and Masterclass,
Certified Clinical Trauma Therapy Specialist – Individual

Kuala Lumpur
ssumt.25@gmail.com
@ciertoquerencia
Area of Speciality

Psychotrauma

Dr. Sumathi Raju is a certified clinical trauma specialist with extensive experience in the medical field. She has received training in various modalities of therapy including EMDR and art therapy.

She is dedicated to helping individuals who have experienced trauma and strongly believes in working collaboratively with her clients, providing guidance and support that helps them tap into their innate wisdom. Her goal is to help her clients achieve emotional healing that enhances their self-understanding, personal growth, and self-esteem. She is committed to helping her clients reconnect with their inherent wisdom and live a more authentic life.

MAURITIUS

Tamarin

Art Therapy Directory

Coralie Piat

Dip Art Therapy, BSc Counselling, MA Special Additional Learning Needs

Tamarin, Republic of Mauritius
lartdesoi.cp@gmail.com
(230) 57389093
Area of Speciality

Coralie is an art therapist and a special additional learning need teacher. Her aim is to help people focus on their strengths and wellbeing by assisting clients both online and in-person through therapeutic sessions. She is passionate about empowering people to reach their potential.

She incorporates creative modalities, art therapies into a client centred framework with children, adolescents and adults who seek counselling to support them with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, stress, relationships, life transitions and challenges.

Domaine de spécialité

Coralie est art-thérapeute et enseignante spécialisé en trouble de l’apprentissage. Son objectif est d’aider les gens à se concentrer sur leurs forces pour développer leur bien-être en aidant les clients en ligne et en personne par le biais de séances thérapeutiques. Elle se passionne pour donner aux gens les moyens d’atteindre leur potentiel.

Elle intègre des modalités créatives, des thérapies par l’art dans un cadre centré sur le client avec des enfants, des adolescents et des adultes qui recherchent des conseils et outils pour les soutenir dans l’anxiété, la dépression, les traumatismes, le deuil, le stress, les relations, les transitions et les défis de la vie.

Languages:

English, French and Mauritian Creole

MYANMAR

Myanmar

Natacha Desille, Art Therapy Directory

Eriemenia Eieyeh

Certified Art Therapist, Registered Nurse, BVSc

Location : Myanmar

မိမိ အီရယ်

No 32 Loikaw City, Kayah State

န. 32 နောင်ယား (က) ၊ လွိုင်ကော် မြို့ ကယားပြည်နယ်

meenaerie@gmail.com

အထူးကျွမ်းကျင်မူ အပိုင်း

ကျမ ဩစထျေးလျနိုင်ငံ၊ ဆစ်ဒနီ မြို့ မှာ စိတ်ကုသရေးဆိုင်ရာ အထူးသူနာပြုအဖြစ် လုပ်သက် ဆယ့်လေးနှစ် ကျော် ရှိပါပြီ၊၊ လက်ရှိလုပ်ကိုင်နေတဲ့  ဆေးရုံပြင်ပဠာန မှာ  ပြည်သူ့ကျန်းမာရေးကို တဦးချင်း အတွက် စီမံခန့်ခွဲရေး၊ စိတ်ပညာ နဲ့ လူမူဆက်ဆံရေး၊ အာရုံကြောကျန်းမာရေး နဲ့ သူနာပြု အတတ်ပညာများ အပြင်  ယခု ပန်းချီအနုပညာ နဲ့ အတွင်းစိတ် ကုသရေး ကိုပါ ဆောင်ရွက်ပေးနေပါတယ်၊၊

ကျမဟာ မြန်မာပြည်မှာလည်းနေထိုင်တဲ့ အတွက်ကြောင့် ကျမကို ပန်းချီဆွဲခြင်းအားဖြင့်  မိမိတို့ စိတ်ဒါဏ်ရာ ကုသ လိုပါက ဆက်သွယ် မေးမြန်းနိုင်ပါတယ် (ပုံဆွဲတတ်စရာ မလိုပါ၊ ခံစားမူ ထုတ်ဖော်ဖို့၊ အတွင်းစိတ် ဒါဏ်ရာ မြင်ဖို့ နဲ့ အဲဒါ ကို သိနားလည်ပြီးရင်  အသစ်ပြုပြင်တည်ဆောက်ဖို့ ပန်းချီ ကို အသုံးပြုတာသာ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်)၊၊ မြန်မာ ပြည် တွင်း နဲ့ မြန်မာပြည်ပ မှာ ရောက်ရှိနေပြီး၊  မြန်မာ စကားပြော  စိတ်ကုပညာရှင်  ကို အလိုရှိပါက ကျမ ကို တိုင်ပင် နိုင်ပါတယ်၊၊  အတွင်းစိတ် ကို ကိုယ့်ဖာသာ  ကိုယ်တိုင် သိနားလည် လာပြီး၊ ပိုမို လွတ်လပ် ပျော်ရွှင် ကာ တိုးတက် ပြောင်းလှဲ သော အလေ့အကျင့် များတည်ဆောက် နိုင်ဖို့ ကျမ ကူညီ ပေး နိုင်ပါတယ်၊၊  မြန်မာ စကားပြော သူ တွေ ကို ကျမ အွန်လိုင်း ဝန်ဆောင်မူ ပေးပါတယ်၊၊

NEPAL

Kathmandu

Lajja Dixit, Art Therapy Directory

Lajja Dixit

Cert Art Therapist

Patan Dhoka and Kathmandu
nepalartherapist@gmail.com
977- 9843643433
Area of Speciality

Working in the psychiatric unit at Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, dealing with patients with all kinds of mental health issues. Working at different hospitals that require the support of Art Therapy for vulnerable patients. Also, working with vulnerable clients of all ages who are survivors of human trafficking via different projects and institutions. Private clients of all ages and issues who require support with issues relating to mental wellbeing.

NEW ZEALAND

Preece Point

Linley Huggins, Art Therapy Directory

Linley Huggins

Full member of ACCA ( Australian Community Counselling Association)
Dip Art Therapy CECAT ( College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy)
Diploma of Education ( University of Auckland)
Batchelor of Fine Arts (Canterbury University)
Practicing Fibre and Mixed Media Artist

Preece Point, Coromandel, NZ
hugginslinley@gmail.com
heartofgoldcottage@gmail.com
@linleyhuggins
Area of Speciality

Let the Sunshine In

Linley lives, teaches and practices in one of Aotearoa’s most beautiful environments, where the New Zealand bush meets the Coromandel Harbour. She works in a culturally responsive way that acknowledges the importance of whakapapa and the therapeutic benefits of engaging in artistic activities as a vehicle for “going deeper, seeking meaning and endeavouring to make the unconscious conscious”( Malchiodi., 2012; Gray.,2019). With cultural competence and sensitivity, each art therapy client-centred session is designed to empower creativity and facilitate wellbeing. Linley also provides on-site accommodation for tailored weekend workshops and retreats using found materials and art modalities combined with creative writing and journaling.

PAKISTAN

Karachi

Farzeen Ali, Art Therapy Directory

Farzeen Ali

Diploma in Art Therapy

Karachi
farzeenaf@yahoo.com
neemtreeart@gmail.com
farzeen.ahmad
@heartwork_neemtree
Area of Speciality

Art Therapy, Intellectual Disabilities

SINGAPORE

Singapore

Angel Chan, Art Therapy Directory

Angel Chan

Cert Art Therapist (CECAT), Master of Counselling (Monash University)

Singapore
angelchan32@gmail.com
Area of Speciality

Angel has vast leadership and work experience in the government as well as in the non-profit sectors for more than 25 years. She understands and feels the challenges and stresses that working executives face at work, at home and in their personal relationships. Many corporate clients approach her to make sense of their mental challenges and struggles and achieve inner balance and harmony.

As a strong advocate for women’s empowerment, she also works closely with women who are experiencing violence, as well as women who are abused financially and emotionally.

Through counselling and art in therapy, Angel helps to bring more clarity and empowerment in her clients. Angel also conducts group art therapy in schools, corporates and other community settings. Sessions with Angel always feel safe and therapeutic.

UAE

Dubai

Art Therapy Directory

Pervin Khajotia Idnani

Diploma in Art Therapy

Dubai, UAE
pervin_k@hotmail.com
00971508560203
Area of Speciality

I like to use guided drawing and clay field therapy to work with children and adults to help them express a variety of emotions through a variety of art forms. Clay sculpturing can be extremely healing, especially for trauma work. Art as an expressive medium can be immensely effective in helping my clients regain lost self-esteem, regain self-worth and rediscover their full potential!

ZIMBABWE

Harare

Vanessa Hounsell, Art Therapy Directory

VANESSA HOUNSELL

Diploma Art Therapist, Bach Liberal Arts, Counsellor, Artist

Harare, Zimbabwe
vanessa@arthouse.co.zw
+263 772 565313
www.vanessa.co.zw

Available for Skype sessions. Please contact me to set up an appointment and make Skype contact.

Area of Speciality

Art therapy and expressive arts therapy using combined modalities including art, writing, music, movement, play combined with cognitive behavioural/talk therapy.

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