Art Therapy assists you to gain clarity and make positive changes in a creative and culturally appropriate manner through the medium of art making, meditation, mindfulness, sandplay, dream work and more in a safe, nurturing environment.
Drawing on your creative right brain hemisphere, processes are integrated with models of counselling and psychotherapy. This allows you to gain a different perspective on issues and find solutions.
No previous art experience is necessary – Art Therapy guarantees to draw out your unique creativity, clarity and confidence to bring about emotional, spiritual and mindful wellbeing for you.
How does Art Therapy work?
Kerryn Knight and her fellow qualified Art Therapists at Kindred Art Space are trained in psychotherapy processes and specialise in the use of art-making and the creative process within the therapeutic relationship. Therefore Art Therapists go through similar training to other types of traditional “talk therapists” but have the additional training in using the healing arts within the Therapeutic process.
As part of the training of Art Therapists at Kindred Art Space, they do have a basis in interpreting art on varying levels. Yet this understanding helps them to ask key questions of you, empowering you to find meaning rather than just relying on their giving you advice. The meaning, personal associations and feelings of the artwork is always held by you. Kindred Art Space Art Therapists hold the energetic space for you in a safe and nurturing environment helping you unlock your power to find your answers. Just as each art piece is one of a kind, the attached meanings to them are highly individual, very powerful and hold the potential to create deep and long lasting change for the better.
Kerryn Knight, Founder of Kindred Art Space is a Transpersonal Art Therapist, practising level 2 member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and Professional Supervisor with over 12 years experience in the Industry and is committed to her ongoing Personal & Professional Development.
For more about Kerryn and the other Art Therapists at Kindred Art Space – please visit our Therapist Directory
I’m not artistic – is Art Therapy suitable for me?
There is no need for any art experience as Art Therapy does not focus on an art outcome. Instead it’s power appears within the art-making process itself. Art Therapy is two-fold acting as a release but also as a tool for self-discovery. Kerryn and the other Kindred Art Space Art Therapists guide you through processes that stimulate your right brain hemisphere empowering you to unlock your potential, look at issues from a different perspective and find solutions or simply just find peace within – you are in control of each session.