Art Psychotherapy is a form of counselling that uses creative modalities, including art making, drama, and movement to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.
My life’s experiences have taught me much about myself. My studies have given me a theoretical understanding of life’s teachings, which allows me to use evidence based practice in my work with you.
I can help you to look at yourself in a non-threatening way, using Art Psychotherapy, Counselling skills, Mindfulness practice, Psychosomatic Therapy and integrative massage. In short: Soul Massage. Massage means to knead, to push and to pull, to touch and to feel. Together we’re looking at touching and feeling your Soul, kneading it, bringing movement in it, sometimes giving it a bit of a push or pulling it back. Whatever you need at this moment in time.
I believe in you. I believe in your capacity to be the person you want to be, I believe in your inner strength and that I can be of service to look together at how you can use your inner resources. But most of all, I can reflect back to you the wonderful, magnificent Soul that you are.
You should know…
I believe a part of you deep inside knows what you really want. Sometimes people disconnect from what they really want in life, because they don’t believe they will ever get it. Or don’t deserve it. And it may have been so long ago for you, that you really don’t know anymore. Sometimes, feeling life is too painful and you’d rather not feel and choose to live in your mind. Only you know that you’re living a lie. And your body may tell you so.
To listen to the intelligence of your body and to opening up to this inner voice that whispers directions in your ear – sometimes yells out loud in pain – can be challenging.
We don’t always like what we hear, we don’t always understand what we hear or see or feel. Nevertheless, part of you knows. And sometimes we just need a helping hand, a listening ear, a gentle nudge in a new direction, or someone that sees you for who you truly are and just loves you.
If you honour Self, you honour Life, if you honour Life, Life will Honour you..
Simple enough, but profound. To honour self is to respect yourself. To respect yourself is to appreciate yourself. To appreciate yourself is to care for yourself. To care for yourself is to attend to your wellbeing. To attend to your wellbeing is to eat and drink with awareness. To be aware of yourself is to honour yourself . . . and so the cycle will continue. In no way are we empowered or regenerated by thoughts of self-criticism or self-judgement, or ‘should do better’ etc. These reduce us, something we do not need, nor do we need people in our lives whose remarks and casual comments reduce us.