Making art while thinking about your life can bring about a shift from deep inside.
About Art Therapy
Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy.
Art therapy is used to treat a broad range of concerns from trauma to anxiety, addiction, OCD and emotional overwhelm. It helps boost resilience, self regulation, confidence and social skills.
Art therapy opens the door to the unconscious. It inspires, it soothes, it promotes growth.
All art materials are provided as Andrea works with clients to identify and process emotions.
Art makes psychotherapy playful and tactile, it tells without talking.
Andrea's work with art therapy has spanned 20 years. She has experience with many and varied people of all ages. Art therapy is a passion for Andrea so you will get heartfelt, informed attention aimed at empowering you and helping you to heal. In art therapy you can set your own goals that may include:
- communicate emotional needs
- understand everyday reactions
- externalize worries and dreams
-feel calmer and more capable
Services I Offer
A Happier, Healthier You
If you’re looking for individual therapy sessions, then you’ve come to the right place. I hold a space potent with healing potential and implement various methods to help you shed burdens or develop new attitudes towards life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and feel the relief that quality care can deliver.
Child and Family Therapy
Nurture and nourish
Why might a child need therapy?
There are plenty of reasons why parents seek therapy for their children including but not limited to: anxiety; ASD; giftedness; impulse control issues; divorce; social challenges; eating disorders; loss of a loved one; OCD; out of home care and all that comes with that; etc.
Art therapy is a natural way to offer a child therapy. Finding words to express feelings can be difficult but art comes naturally and takes the spotlight off the child. Art therapy gives children a safe space to think about and process their feelings in a supportive relationship with Andrea who has worked with children since 2001.
Art makes it easy for children to tell without talking. Some things (like anxiety) don't really have words, so art therapy is a wonderful way to help children though places they aren't readily growing by themselves.
Andrea has developed safe open ways of engaging children. This oftentimes will include parent/s or carers being welcome in sessions as this can lift the whole family and help the child feel at ease.
Team Building or Staff Training
Think Outside the Box
Soft skills are everything. They are what differentiate us from AI.
Offering your team an art therapy experience will build soft skills.
How do you know when a team is functioning with cohesion? Work gets done and it feels easy! Staff look forward to work and the vibe is good. Miss understandings are easily clarified and respect has deep roots in trust.
Does that sound like your team? If not
Andrea can help. She's an expert in group dynamics, building communities of practice and bringing a fresh perspective that your team can leverage to improve staff relationships and retention.
The benefits of staff development days utilizing art therapy:
empathy and respect
a good laugh
Lets face it - not many of us are artists but if your team dares to risk art making together, the rewards will be immediate.
We are social beings
Social connectedness is core to our humanity.
Art therapy is great in groups because together we can inspire each other and we can see parts of ourselves in the art of others. This builds a sense of belonging and community.
Andrea has run art therapy in all sorts of groups since 2003:
schools and preschools
children with cancer
Group work helps us see our similarities as much as it helps us learn to honour and protect our diverse individuality.
Here For You
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Art Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.