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Frequently Asked Questions

What is holistic art therapy?


Holistic Art Therapy is about expressing yourself through creativity rather than words. The client subsonsciously lets their guard down and can open up vocally after drawing. The emphasis is about the pricess, not the content or the quality of the artwork. Trough this process clients find relief from overwhelming built-up emotions, life challenges or traumatic experiences. I do not analyse the client's work, as pictures can often represent something completely different from what they appear. I work beside the client - non-judgemntally to guide them, helping them make sense of their situation and providing straegies and support for them to use in their time of need.




What is involved in a session?


One-on-one sessions are 50-60 minutes long and either in-person or online via Zoom. During the first session, we discuss what you would like to achieve by the end of your counselling journeyt. We talk about your traumatic experiences and discuss ways to help how you are feeling. Different techniques suit different people such as art, music, sant-tray, dance or minful medtitation. My online kids always ask for homework to do. This is fantastic as it helps you on track with your progress. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to retrain the brain to a more positive mindset.




Do I have to be artistic to attend a session?


No, people do not ned to have any artistic ability or special talent to participate in Art Therapy. People of all ages including children, teens, and adults can benefit from it. It is more about the process of creating, not the finished product. One of the greatest misconceptions is that it is about how well we can paint or draw.




Is their a Government rebate available or am I covered by my private health insurance?


Most of my clients are either private or NDIS plan managed. There is no medicare or Private Health rebates available at this stage for Art Therapy. However, times are changing and an article by the World Health Organisation says Árt Therapy is finally being taken seriouslt as a tool for boosting health'so it is only a matter of time before things will head more in this direction. It is also advised to double check with your private health insurer.




What is the benefit of an online course?


Group sessions allow you to bond with other group members who are in similar situations. Some people prefer one-on-one sesions and others feel more comfortable in a group setting. It is completely normal to feel a little nervous at the thought of engaging in a group session but you do not have to share your words or works if you do not feel comfortable snf I talk to the group before we start about confidentiality. It is interesting to learn from others though, and see how people desl with their situation differently. At the end of the course tou can create a private Facebook group between yourselves in which you can share ideas and support each other in the future. Contributing to helping others is an excellent way to heal yourself.




How do we pay for sessions?


If you are NDIS plan managed, I invoice your plan manager once a month. All online payments must be made by Paypal or direct debit in FULL to secure your place. One-on-one private session payments muct be made before your leave your session by cash, paypal or direct debit.




What is your cancellation policy?


24 hours notice must be given on a on-on-one appointment before cancelling or you may be charged. If you do not attend a workshop where payment has been made to hire a venue, there is a no refund policy but you can re-book the workshop again at a later date.





If you have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!