Often, despite the very best of intentions, family and friends are not the people with whom to discuss certain aspects of ourselves and our lives. Speaking to someone outside our circle of family and friends can give us the opportunity to open up in a different way, to bounce things off someone who is both experienced and objective.
One on one counselling provides a safe and confidential space to examine who you are, where you are in your journey through life, what's working in your life and what's not. Realising and accepting that there may be a problem is the first step to solving it. Seeking counselling at difficult moments in our lives is an act of courage rather than one of defeat.
As a counsellor, I bring a wealth of life experience - including my own past experience of anxiety and depression, spiritual emergency - to the counselling arena. My qualifications in Transpersonal Art Therapy and in Material Anthropology have shown me that images are an incredible gift from the unconscious in enabling us to see what's going on inside us and how that impacts on our lives. Being able to see the connections between our internal and external worlds is quite often the beginning of being able to make the necessary shifts and changes in our lives. Often, these internal shifts and changes happen automatically, as a result of doing a drawing, painting or some work with clay.
I offer face-to-face counselling and am also available on Skype for those who are further away.
I run groups through Gosford Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Neighbourhood Centre and Tuncurry Kincumber Community College. As these are community orgainisations, costs are kept to a minimum. Group workshops generally consist of from 3 to 15 participants and range in cost from $55.00 to $85.00 with concession rates available.
If your organisation is interested in learning more about art therapy and how the use of art, art therapy processes, creativity, storytelling can aid in problem-solving, decision-making, identity-formation, please feel free to contact me.
Initial appointment: 1 1/2 hrs - $140.00
Subsequent appointments: 1 hr - $90.00
Extended appointments: 2 hrs - $165.00
Reduced fees are available for those on a fixed income.
A cancellation fee may be charged if less than 24hrs notice is given.
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss your situation or if you'd like to make an appointment.
Mobile: 0420 593 121