Art Therapy with Amy?

Amy is a registered art therapist, cartoonist and artist with a special interest in motherhood, adolescence and childhood mental health within the context of our increasingly technological capitalist society.

Amy values promoting strong community and self-confidence in uncertain times. She works with authenticity and integrity to help unlock your potential.

Art therapy with Amy can promote growth and healing beyond traditional talking therapies. See the different possibilities below. 

Therapies

Bushwalking counselling

Experience the fresh air,  sunshine and the vista offered in our World Heritage Listed National Park. Meet Amy at your chosen location for professional counselling in nature. If transport is an issue for you, ask about the pick up and drop off service.

Movement gets your blood flowing and helps to shift stagnant energies. Experiencing new places, or revisiting ones you may have forgotten, lights up parts of your brain that help to shift depression and improve decision making and confidence. Counselling outside of the clinic setting removes more barriers than physical walls.

Ground yourself in nature, and reset yourself…. It’s like turning it off and on again!

Group sessions

Group art therapy sessions are a different experience to individual work.

In a group setting the therapist will act as a guide and facilitator for the peer group to journey together through a shared or similar experience.

It is a more affordable way to access art therapy, with the added benefit of meeting like-minded people.

Ask about creating a program for your group, or watch for invitations to join a future group program

Home sessions

Each session you will be welcomed into the space and given an opportunity to share an intention or concern, then invited to choose materials to express any thoughts or feelings.

The last part of the session the therapist will discuss the art work within a counselling context to help clarify your intention or concern.

Supported by the qualified therapist, use art materials to explore emotions and feelings to guide you into the subconscious parts of the brain.

The Therapist will not interpret your art, but will guide you to discover the hidden meanings in your artwork. 

My Approach

My philosophy is Jalling the Drom, an old gypsy phrase meaning to wander the road and see what you might find.

Together we explore your inner landscape using art materials or by walking in our World Heritage National Park in the Blue Mountains.

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

I acknowledge that beneath the asphalt and concrete laid by the colonialist it remains Aboriginal land. I live and work on Dharug and Gundungurra land and pay my respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

“Warami yanama budyari gumada”

(Hello  walk with good spirit).