Mullumbimby Art Therapy Rotating Header Image

Therapy Wisdom Summit

I would like to share this information with you about a free on line event as I trust this will be relevant to anyone interested in psychotherapy either as a therapist or client who likes to understand more about the gifts of trauma and how we best move forward within ourselves and in the bigger world. An amazing line up of international experts in the field!

Creative Arts Group

Reflect, Create and Connect

Come and spend a day to touch base with yourself through creativity and group support. Many people I talk to have been conditioned to think they are not creative or skilled enough to be so. These believes often date back to our childhood where we had negative messages given to us in this regard. Some of us have buried that creative spark somewhere deep inside since then. Most of us long to rediscover this part in some shape or form.

Here the good news! Absolutely no artistic skills are needed. You don’t need skills to be creative! Skills come to you naturally as you engage and find enjoyment in the process

What you do need is a curious open mind and a little courage and persistence to learn to move past the inner critic to free up your creative flow.

I offer a nonjudgmental environment where we can practice the art of creating with non-attachment to outcomes and the use of “mistakes” as spring boards to new discoveries.

The focus is on the process of creativity and self discovery and not on the end result.

The day will start with mindful grounding and followed by diving into your playful, creative process, prompted by loosening up exercises. We will include moments of reflections, which then will take you deeper into yourself and your painting process.

(Please note: This is not a therapy group but the process can bring up issues. So you do need to be in a stable life situation and have enough support to manage what may surface through these groups).

Every 2nd Saturday of the Months. 9:30am- 3:30pm. 

Cost:  $95/ Cons. $85

Drawing Paper and glue’s, magazines, scissors provided. Bring your own acrylic paints and brushes (and special paper if you like).

(Open to expression of interest of once a month weekday group 10-1pm $55/Cons $45)

To get once a month reminders and information join my email list on homepage

Facilitator : Claudia Gyr

MA Cerative Arts Therapy

“ The creative process can be a truly healing experience as we learn to trust our intuition and follow our spontaneous expression. This translates into all areas of our lives”.

Family Constellation Group

This work is based on the assumption that we all are part of a bigger field or force connecting us to each other and to our ancestors. It is also based on the assumption that there is an order in the system of where you belong and the responsibilities which come with that place.

Family Constellation work explores the systems we live in and the impact they have on our lives. It brings awareness to relational entanglements in intimate relationships, family, work place and to related health issues. This process supports experiential integration of unacknowledged parts of our systems and within ourselves which can lead to long lasting positive effects.

Family or Systems Constellation is not limited to explore family Systems but can be used to explore any life situation we like to find more clarity, integration and possible resolution.

Through directly experiencing the field energy in the group we learn also to trust that all movement is essentially a movement towards healing and integration and that the power of intent, love, trust and curiosity is what supports this movement.

Small Groups are held every 2nd Monday of the Month

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

By Donation

Booking Essential

To reserve your spot text Claudia on 0421675474 or leave a message to when I can ring back if you have any questions.

Art Therapy and Counselling through NDIS

There are three ways you can manage the funds you recieve from NDIS, self managed, plan managed and agency managed. The first two options allow you to choose from any providers including providers who are not registered with NDIS. Here is a link which explains the three options in more detail

If you are self managed or plan managed, the NDIS funded services you can access through me are:

  • Counselling
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative groups
  • Individual Art sessions

The creative arts can be used in many ways, including with most physical disabilities.

Call 0421675474 to discuss what kind of support you are looking for.

Pottery Classes on Request

Come and join me to play with clay for a day. Together in a small group we will explore simple hand-building and surface decoration techniques using colored slips. This is an easy and fun way to open your creativity and achieve very beautiful results. I have an extensive collection of stamps and stencils to explore the endless possibilities this simple process offers. You will make 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates to take home and treasure. Successful results guaranteed. :-)

Studio is now fully air conditioned for a comfortable creative experience !


“I had such a wonderful creative time under the skilled supervision of Claudia. Lovely energy amongst the participants. I ended up with 3 pieces that now reside on my hallway table. And I love them! Thank you Claudia for a very special morning spent in your incredible studio”.Laila Bell, Artist/Sculptor

“I enjoyed a couple of pottery classes with Claudia and loved every minute. Very well equipped studio, inspiring help and fabulous results even for me, an absolute beginner. I also found the size of the group just right. Claudia had time for every one Thank you shall be back ;)” Iris Detenhoff, ‘Moontime Diary’.

“Beautiful venue, wonderful teaching and demonstration, allowing lots of creativity.” Tara Cooper

‘Wonderful. Has such a thorough knowledge and very inspirational and holding great space to create. Thank you.” Ceara Kilgariff

“Fabulous-so much covered in 4 hours and super inspiring.” Wendy Kilgariff

10am to 1pm

Cost $75 (for group of 6)

(For smaller or bigger groups costing will be adjusted accordingly)

The price includes all materials, clay, slips and glazes and access to all studio equipment and tools.

Firing cost is extra $8/kg. first firing. $12/kg glaze firing (minimum 1kg per firing).

Reservation is essential.

Open Studio Day every Tuesday and Wednesday 9am -3pm

For ceramic students who learned the basics and can work independently.
Use of studio space and all equipment and coloured slips $10/phr. and firing service cost as above.

(purchased in 3 hour vouchers which you can use as you please).

For other possible options using studio space (for individuals) contact Claudia

There is one pottery wheel so you need to book ahead of time

Also available :one on one Pottery wheel tuition with Claudia $90/hr or book 6 sessions (and get one free) for $450 This includes all materials/clay slips and glazes.  Firing cost as above.

To reserve your spot text Claudia on 0421675474 or leave a message to when I can ring back if you have any questions.

Facilitator Claudia Gyr :

Claudia completed a 3 ½ yr potters apprenticeship in Switzerland in 1979 learning all facets of making a living from pottery.

She has been teaching pottery in Switzerland at an adult education school for 4 years before immigrating to Australia in 1988.

In 1992 she opened her own pottery studio with adjoining art gallery in the Channon where she made a living as a potter and gallery owner for 8 yrs.

After the sale of the gallery Claudia studied and then worked as an Art Therapist and only recently through one of her clients found her way back to clay.

Now still working as a part time art therapist and without the pressures of having to make a living from clay she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others in a relaxed and supportive environment.

“Looking forward sharing some creative and playful time with you.” Claudia :-)

Info Session for Art Psychotherapy Degree offered in Mullumbimby 2018

Dear All,
I like to inform you of an other upcoming information session for this years degree course in art psychotherapy through Ikon Institute. In this session you get a little experiential taste of art therapy and get to ask any questions you may have.
Info Session is this Sunday 11am at the Byron Community College.

Please note :
This is a 3 year course that students have an option to exit earlier with a Diploma or associate degree with a one or two year commitment only rather than the full three year degree. This means you are getting government support for the course.
More info is in this weeks echo page 20 or click the echo link below.

Wishing you all a very happy, joyous and peaceful year!

Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy Course offered in Mullumbimby

Dear all,
The first year of teaching a wonderful group of students the Adv. Dipl. of Transpersonal Art Therapy in Mullumbimby through Ikon comes to a close.
The feedback has been very positive and we are now planning next years degree course which is a
3 yr. Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy course
with more depths and more time to integrate all the rich learning which is provided through Ikon.
You can defer payments until you are working approved for FEE HELP.
There will be an
info session on 25th of November in Mullumbimby giving you a taste of what is to be expected and a chance to answer any questions you may have (see flyer attached).
Apply Now for 2018
Call Phil 0n 1300 000 933 click 2
Or visit

Art Therapy workshops and accredited Art Therapy trainings

Dear All​

​​Very exciting news!​ My art/art therapy studio will be finished by the end of the year!
​​It was well worth waiting for. A spot with the fantastic views, plenty of light and airflow, just five minutes outside of Mullumbimby on 10 acres of privacy and peace :-)
I will run regular weekend half to two day art/art therapy workshops plus a regular clay creation group (yes, I rekindled my old passion for clay too) and will post more information about dates and workshops at the beginning of next year. If you are interested in being on my mailing list just fill in the contact form with your request.

The other good news:
is that Ikon is running one of​ their accredited training program to become a qualified Art Therapist for the first time in Byron Bay.
​This is a one year Diploma Course in Art Therapy. ​
I will be teaching some of the subjects (and most probably from my studio) amongst other teachers who will visit from interstate.

Please feel free to forward the information to anyone you feel may be interested :-)​

PS if you require Vet-Fee​-help you would have to apply asap as there will be changes next year and Vet courses no longer receive that kind of help. This is the reason Ikon likes to start already on the 15th of December 16 so that people who do start now, can receive this financial support.
See the link below and don’t hesitate to contact them directly for more information.

Last but not least there are still places left for the one day Introduction to Art Therapy at the Byron Communtiy College this Saturday the 26the of Novemenber. Just call the College on 02 66843 374

Postcards From the Edge, a three week creative arts group

This is a 3 week creative arts group funded through The Buttery Bangalow and facilitated by Claudia Gyr/Creative Arts Therapist and first session co-facilitated with Jenni Cargill-Strong. Please note time has been changed to 12:30-15:30 pm


Intruduction to Art Therapy Day
















This one day group has been running through the college for the last four years and offers an enjoyable day, connecting with each other, exploring and experiencing art therapy processes and learning about the many ways and areas it can be used in mental health and personal develpment.

Date of Workshop : Saturday 5th of December 10am -4pm

Place  :Mullumbimby , Byron Community College

If you are interested please get in touch with the college directly on

02 66843374

Facilitated by Claudia Gyr/ MA Creative Arts Therapy