I am a wife and mother from Newcastle. I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, yoga, walking in nature, surfing (just learning hehehe), camping, cooking and (of course) creating art.
I am currently studying a Degree in Psychology. I hold a Diploma in Art Therapy completed through College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy; Certificate III in Individual Support (Disabilities) and Certificate III in Education Support.
I have 10 years of experience as a disabilities support worker where I have supported children and adults with autism, challenging behaviours, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energise and become able to access inner strengths and resources. I achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns and responding to your unique needs.
My promise to you as your art therapist:
~ I will be fully present in our sessions to support you with a mindful, empathetic and non-judgemental approach.
~ I will value your right to privacy and confidentiality.
~ I will display patience to allow you to explore and describe your image/object, because my perception of your image/object would be totally different and incorrect and it is imperative that this perception comes from within you!!!
My promise to you as your disability support worker:
~ I will encourage you to be as independent as possible during our support shift.
~ I will treat you with the dignity and respect that you deserve.
~ I will be committed to working with you to achieve your goals.
I’d like to share a passage by Freud which I love: “We experience it (a dream) predominantly in visual images … part of the difficulty of giving an account of dreams is due to our having to translate these images into words. ‘I could draw it,’ a dreamer often says to us, ‘but I don’t know how to say it.’” (Freud, 1916-1917, p. 90).