EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
My relevant experiences include working in my own practice and multiple non-government organisations and government organisations. My work has involved one on one art psychotherapy & counselling, case management & case planning, social & wellbeing support, mentoring, advocacy and referral.
I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as those from a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, refugees and those identifying as LGBTQI+. I have also supported individuals facing complex mental health diagnosis and dual diagnosis, domestic violence and chronic homelessness. In my work, I have confidently navigated many systems including liaising and working alongside the justice and court system (inclusive of Legal Aid NSW, Aboriginal Legal Service and Shopfront), Department of Communities and Justice, NSW Health (inclusive of NSW Mental Health), the Department of Education, alternative education programs & pathways, TAFE and tertiary education providers and Centrelink.
I have experience working with individuals facing a number of mental health challenges including Autism, ADHD, Major Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia, Post Traumatic Stress, Dissociative Personality, Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder and Schizophrenia. As well as individuals facing brain injury, Intellectual and/or learning disorders and individuals who are non-verbal.
I hold a Masters of Art Psychotherapy from Western Sydney University and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Sydney.
I am a registered member of ANZACATA, the peak professional association for Arts Therapies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Art therapy is a regulated profession in Australia. The Masters of Art Psychotherapy training includes traditional counselling methods including; Talk Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, Extensional Therapy and multiple art therapy methods.