Sometimes feelings and conflicts are too threatening for a child to face directly.

Art Therapy can assist children experiencing:

  • Family changes 
  • Low self-esteem 
  • School difficulties 
  • Illness and hospitalisation 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Aggression 
  • Emotional difficulties

In art therapy, a child can express conflicts and solve problems through symbolic expression using both art and play. Threatening feelings, fantasies, fears and conflicts can be discovered, clarified and safely released, leading to resolution through the child’s own imagery and imagination. The child learns that they can both manage and face their fears, leading to increased self-confidence and reduced anxiety.

Amanda provides individual art therapy, and a summer holiday program for children aged 3 - 12yrs..

 

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Testimonials

It was fun and I really enjoyed the artwork that you got us to do...my favourite part of the workshop was when we named a feeling and had to express it on a piece of paper.
— Chiara, 8 years old
Chiara really enjoyed the experience, she liked finding the butterfly as a symbol to express some of her feeling...a great experience for Chiara, thanks Amanda
— Nicola, parent
I enjoyed the story and my favourite part of the workshop was making the animal
— Lucas, 8 years old
I think Lucas got value out of the workshop, it certainly gave him an avenue to be reflective
— Emily, Parent
I enjoyed painting out feeling and making paper clay animals...it was fun
— Ellen, 9 years old
Ellen said she enjoyed the workshop, she liked the painting – she said she would have liked more time
— Angela, Parent