Welcome to Creative Butterfly Expressive Arts Therapy!

“I would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the lands that I reside and practice on. I acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and show respect to Elders past and present. I acknowledge that I call home the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nation. 

I do this to show continued commitment and responsibility to improve knowledge of local First Nations people, their cultures, and their relationships with various groups. From coast to coast, I recognise the unceded and ancestral territory of all the Indigenous people who call this country their home. Please join me in a moment of reflection to recognise the mistakes and harms of the past and to think about how we can each, in our own way, move forward in the spirit of collaboration and reconciliation.”

Healing through Creativity with Art Therapy

Using Creative Arts to Bring joy to Your Life

What is Art Therapy and How Can it Help?

Art Therapists are frequently told that "I'm not good at art" when they have conversations with people about Art Therapy.

The good news is that you don't have to be, as working with me is all about the process of creating something meaningful to you.

I provide a safe, curious place for you to create through drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, sand tray, music and movement along with other processes. After the art making, we discuss what is meaningful about what you have created and how this can help you in your everyday life. Art therapy inquiry aims to unravel whatever challenge you may be experiencing in your life at that moment while focusing on your strengths to assist you in reaching your goals. 

Art making is a powerful form of communication that can improve health and well-being and greatly reduce stress and anxiety.

Art Therapy benefits those who have suffered trauma. The effects of experiencing singular or multiple distressing events stay in the body's nervous system, muscles, and connective tissues. It can adversely effect an individuals everyday life if the trauma stays unhealed. I specifically work with women and children who have experienced childhood trauma, domestic violence, or any other type of abuse. In addition, I've worked with those who have loved ones that are at the end of life, who have a health crisis they are working through, or for those who have difficulty with traditional forms of therapy.

Art Therapy sessions can be face to face in person, online as telehealth, in a group or within the Creative Butterfly art journalling online community.

Art Therapy has many additional benefits which include:

- expressing feelings that may be difficult to verbalise

- exploring imagination and creativity

- developing healthy coping skills and focus

- improving self-esteem and confidence

- increasing communication and social skills

- sharing in a safe, nurturing environment

- improving motor skills and physical coordination

- identifying blocks to emotional expression and personal growth and

- finding your voice with sound techniques to assertively speak your boundaries and communicate your needs.

One on One Sessions available

Group Sessions run almost every month.

Telehealth Appointments available


Our Online Journalling Community

Journalling promotes understanding, acceptance, positivity, and communication