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ART PSYCHOTHERAPY

Art Therapy is a therapeutic modality that supports clients wellbeing in a creative, safe, non-confrontational way

Art Psychotherapy at Kids Inspired uses a child-lead approach to provide clients with the opportunity to explore and express themselves through art making within a safe and therapeutic environment.

Therapy Services

Creative expression allows the client to process and explore their internal world, using both verbal and non-verbal approaches. With the support of an Art Psychotherapist, space is created so that clients can:

- Express themself creatively

- Play freely

- Regulate their internal state

- Externalise their inner world

- Process emotions and thoughts

- Build social skills

- Improve self-esteem, confidence and resilience

- Reduce anxiety symptoms

- Promote positive mental health.

Each session is tailored to client's individual needs, therapy goals and their capacity. Our approach is client-centred, child lead, caring and compassionate. No artistic skills or experience is required; we focus on the process not the product.

Starting Art Psychotherapy:

An initial parent session helps the therapist to:

• Gather background information on child and family history

• Discuss goals from a parent’s perspective

• Explore benefits and expectations of Art Therapy

• Answer any questions!

Ongoing sessions are then booked with your child and initially focus on:

• Getting to know the client and familiarising them with art materials and the space

• Explore what art therapy is and the difference between art classes and therapy.

• Establishing boundaries and expectations for the sessions,

• Building rapport.

Further information:

- Sessions are 45mins (NDIS) or 50mins (self-referral)

- Non-directive approach (allows the client to make art based on what organically comes up in conversation, or based on an idea the client comes in with)

- Directive approach (pre-planned art-based activity targeting a particular skill or topic)

- All art materials are provided by Kids Inspired, however your child can bring their own.

- Sessions are conducted by our Art Therapist, Tahlee, who is registered with PACFA

(https://www.pacfa.org.au/)

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costs

*Current as of

4 March 2024

These charges are in line with NDIS hourly rates for service provision by an Allied Health Professional as of July 2023 which are $214.41 for Psychology services and $193.99 for other Allied Health therapies.

$

per hour session

156.16

These charges are in line with NDIS hourly rates for service provision by an Allied Health Professional as of July 2023 which are $214.41 for Psychology service and $193.99 for other Allied Health therapies.

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