After working as a fine artist and discovering the benefits and value that the creative process had for me, I knew that I wanted to help others learn how to express and communicate through art.
My experience lies in therapeutic support for diverse population groups, including young children and their families, adolescents and the elderly. My approach is person centred, strengths-based and aims to work with the individual and their wider network. My personal strength is the ability to incorporate the visual arts into therapeutic healing and growth.
My key values are empathy, curiosity, acceptance, passion...and of course creativity! Building relationships is the foundation of any work that I do. I believe that through a collaboration and human connection we can achieve a greater understanding and appreciation of ourselves and those around us.
I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I would like to pay respect to their elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Master of Art Therapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Graduated 2017)
Program Co-ordinator, Colour Them Safe- Art for Youth Wellness, Youthworx, Melbourne (2019)
Peer Mentor, Eating Disorders Victoria, Abbotsford, VIC (2018)
Mindfulness Teacher Training, ‘Mindfulness in Australia’, Melbourne (2019)
Internal Family Systems Therapy Training, 2 Day Introduction Course, Melbourne (2018)
Speaker at H.E.L.P Conference 2017- ‘Art Therapy in Paediatric Health Care’
Speaker at the Australian Mitochondrial Foundation Paediatric Conference 2018- ‘Art Therapy in Paediatric Health Care’
Introduction to Counselling, LaTrobe University, Melbourne (2017)
Art Therapy Placement, Lighthouse Foundation, Cremorne, VIC (2016)
Art Therapy Placement, Ronald McDonald House, Parkville, VIC (2017)
Art Therapy workshop with Cathy Malchiodi, Melbourne (2016)
Respite Care Worker, Lighthouse Foundation, Cremorne, VIC (2017-2018)
Art Therapy for Grief and Loss -Workshop, Melbourne, (2018)
Art Therapy Volunteer, Abbotsford Primary School, Abbotsford, VIC (2018)
Family Support Worker, Private Family Home, St Kilda, VIC (2018)
Fundraising Curator and Exhibitor, Windana Drug & Alcohol Recovery, St Kilda, VIC (2015)