I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.
- Georgia O’Keefe -
I view my role as one where I support participants to achieve their individual goals and to assist them in attaining enhanced physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
My approach assists participants to experience positive changes to their functioning, development and overall wellbeing, and it has been proven beneficial for people with physical and psychosocial disabilities to improve and maintain their quality of life.
Services are accessed under the Therapeutic Supports and Innovative Community Participation registration groups (with Early Childhood Supports to be added soon).
The concept of choice and control for participants and their families underpin my practice.
NDIS Provider Registration No.:
405 0033 706
HOW PARTICIPANTS BENEFIT
Through the combination of psychotherapy and creative expression, clients’ minds, bodies and souls are cared for.
Not only is this form of therapy client-centred, inclusive and outcome-oriented, but it is easily adaptable to meet the needs of individuals as well as groups.
Benefits to participants may include skills development across a range of areas, an improved sense of independence and improved communication. Clients may also experience benefits of improved behavioural flexibility, social skills and adaptability and emotional regulation.
Arts Therapy assists participants to enhance their sense of belonging and acceptance, and experience a sense of pleasure and accomplishment as well as an increased sense of purpose.
Important to note:
Arts Psychotherapy is an Allied Health profession delivered by a Master-level trained psychotherapist.
Art is a language,
an instrument of knowledge,
an instrument of communication.
- Jean Dubuffet -
HOW WE WORK together
We work together with the focus on realising each individual’s potential and supporting their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
1. Achieving your Goals
When we start working together I make sure that I understand your goals and outcomes you would like to achieve.
We subsequently create a Service Agreement to plan how you will achieve your goals. This may include how you know when your goals have been achieved, how you review your Service Agreement, the way you will pay for the service and what happens if you are not able to attend our sessions.
2. Unique and Individual
In our sessions we use a combination of traditional psychotherapy as well as a wide range of creative mediums and strategies, all of which are tailored uniquely to suit your specific needs and achieve your outcomes.
3. Safe and Professional
Our sessions take place within clearly defined boundaries in a safe, confidential and nurturing environment.
Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.
- Eileen Miller -
ACCESSING & MANAGING SUPPORT
NDIS participants may access Therapeutic Supports and Innovative Community Participation services to support them to achieve their goals.
Participants whose funds are managed by the NDIA may only use NDIS-registered providers, who also request payment directly from the agency. For self-managed funds participants pay their therapist directly, while with plan-managed funds the therapist invoices the third party managing the funds.