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Answers to common questions

Do I need to be an artist?

Nope! The benefit of art therapy lies in the process and experience of creating – not in the final product.

Is art therapy the same as seeing a counsellor or psychologist?

Kind of. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that combines talk therapy with self-expression through art-making. 

Art is our first language; helping us communicate through movement, creativity and play, well before we learn to speak. Art therapy is a way to explore ideas and thoughts that are hard to put into words.

How does it work?

Language processing, creative thinking and emotional processing all involve different parts of the brain. Art therapy helps integrate these brain structures to help bridge the gaps between these processes, leading to a well-rounded approach to therapy.

What professional registration do you have?

I am registered with the two leading governing bodies for the services I provide: ANZACATA (the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association) and PACFA (the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).

Are we a good fit?

Let's find out!It's important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and that you can establish a trusting relationship - that way therapy is most effective.

Can you see my child at their school?

Potentially! The Victorian Government has included Art Therapy in the Schools Mental Health Menu.  This is a list of endorsed programs, staff and resources that can support schools to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their students.

Click here to see what the Victorian Government say about art therapy 

Ask your child's school if they are accessing government funding for Art Therapy, if they aren't yet then I can speak to them about providing services from your child's school.

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