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!


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 https://www.leapin.com.au/what-is-plan-management/

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

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • 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.

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 ikoninstitute.com.au

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


Creative Arts Counselling with Children

Using creative means for expression is a really essential skill when working with children who often don’t find the words to express their feelings and emotions.

Below is some information about a great couple of training days up at the Sunshine coast on the 22. and 23. of November facilitated by one of my leturers when I studied Art Thearpy. If you are interested in learning more about Sandplay and the use of creative tools when counselling children, check out the link below.

2014 Creative Arts Counselling with Children



Art Therapy for Women who experienced Trauma and Domestic Violence.

The Women’s Resource Service will be offering another Art Therapy Group for women who have experienced trauma or domestic violence. This group has had overwhelmingly positive feedback from women who have been able to feel more confident, better able to cope with their fears, anxiety and stress. The group also provides women with an opportunity to be not so isolated and to make connections with other women to promote healing. Starting 22nd of October 2013.

The group is facilitated by Art Therapist Claudia Gyr and run at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Please contact Michelle Walter to make a referral or women may contact the WRS directly on 6684 4299.

23rd ANZATA Arts Therapy Conference

Kinship Ties of Creativity: Past, Present and Future

19 and 20 October (with a Masterclass on 18 October)

University of Western Sydney, NSW (Parramatta campus)


The conference which will be held in October at the University of Western Sydney, NSW (Parramatta campus). This event marks the 20 year anniversary of Art Therapy Masters education at UWS which will be celebrated with a cocktail party on the evening of Saturday 19 Oct.


The theme of the conference is Kinship Ties of Creativity: Past, Present and Future, bringing together cross-cultural perspectives of the creative arts therapies within Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region. The conference focuses on the modalities of drama, art and dance/movement. Interactive workshops and clinical presentations will address current issues experienced within the field of arts therapy, as well as provide opportunities for delegates to participate in interactive presentations that enhance creativity.


The keynote speaker is internationally renowned art therapist Dr Shaun McNiff, Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As well as local registered practitioners, this two-day event will feature speakers from New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and North America.


The conference will be preceded by a day of master classes on Friday 18 Oct. One masterclass will be presented by our keynote speaker, Shaun McNiff, while the other will be presented jointly by Andrea Gilroy and Jill Westwood of Goldsmiths University. These masterclasses are both absolutely world class events and will each have limited numbers, so make sure you book as soon as you can.


Art Therapy conference


Free talk about the Power of Self Compassion

This is a free evening talkby Professor Paul Gilbertfor our local community at the Lismore Worker’s Club on Thursday July 4th, entitled Strengthening the Mind through the Power of Self-Compassion.Please come along if you think you might be interested in being a little more self- and other- compassionate in our rather stressed out world. See below for further details.







 In just over two weeks time, Professor Paul Gilbert (UK), founder of compassion focused therapy – one of the most influential of the new psychotherapies – and his colleague Dr. Dennis Tirch (USA), author of the Compassionate Mind Guide to Anxiety, are coming to the Northern Rivers for talks/workshops. These are their only Australian events other than the international conference in Sydney which brought them to Australia.


On Thursday, 4th July, 5.30-7.00, Lismore City Council, North Coast Medicare Local, Northern Rivers Social Development Council, Southern Cross University and the University Centre for Rural Health are sponsoring Paul to give a free talk for Northern Rivers residents at the Lismore Workers Club. The talk is entitled: Strengthening the Mind through the Power of Self-Compassion. Paul’s work is thought provoking and relevant to us all. The event is free to everyone. Do come if you can; and please invite any family, friends, colleagues, clients, students or patients that you think could be interested.

Healing Early Childhood Wounds Workshop

Diane Poole-Heller is teaching in Sydney 16th-18th of August 2013.  In her words about the workshop:”Learn effective approaches to healing childhood wounds with essential body based tools that help clients enjoy fulfilling relationships”.

I can highly reckommend Diane Pooole-Hellers workshops for people interested learning more about childhood development, attachment styles and somatic experiencing. Her trainings are some of the best trainings I every attended and has influenced the way I work with people greatly.

She is also a very skilled presenter making the workshops engaging and very inspiring. For more information check out the link below.