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Art Therapy Services Offered by Thrive...

Sometimes there are no words to describe how we feel....

This is the gift of art therapy.

To allow the person to explore and express their experience, without words,

yet feel like the art speaks to them in ways that no one else could ever understand...

Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art materials. As a mental health profession, art therapy is employed in many clinical settings with diverse populations. Art therapy can be found in non-clinical settings as well, such as in art studios and in workshops that focus on creative development.

The role of the Art Therapist is...


  • to hold the space – providing a safe, supportive space for the client to explore and work through issues

  • to be client centred – client directs the process with the support of the therapist

  • to facilitate client insight, change, growth and integration

  • to NOT analyse client art work... the client is the expert in their own life and thus the artwork speaks and creates meaning for the client


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Individual therapy...


Providing onsite or mobile art therapy sessions in your home or workplace.


Therapeutic services tailored to adults, teens, children, families.


Sessions run for 90 minutes and the number of sessions required are dependent on individual need



From $165 per hour (inc GST)- individual session

$220 per hour (inc GST) - couples and family session

Concession available for Health Care Card Holders

Please note: Medicare rebates not currently available for art therapy services.

NDIS self managed and plan managed funds welcome


Group therapy...


Providing therapeutic group sessions for any issues/themes on request and as negotiated. All groups are facilitated usinga trauma informed and strength based approach. Groups can include:


  • Wellbeing groups

  • Mental health support groups

  • Social Action groups

  • Community development art project groups

  • Team building groups


Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 participants. Group sessions require a 3 hour minimum


Fees: advised at enquiry


Fees can be negotiated for community groups, NGO's and concession card holders


Workplace services...


Providing art therapy services for workplaces including team building sessions, employee counselling, community development projects utilising art based therapies and information sessions about art therapy 


Fees apply as per group sessions.  

Further charges may apply for additional services or materials not listed here.





Payment options include: Cash, EFT and all group work and workplace services are provided with a tax invoice 




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