Hi I’m Kerri, the owner and Director of Healing Through Arts. I have a Post Grad in Arts Psychotherapy, Dip Counselling and am a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher as well as an artist. I’m passionate about social justice and equality and am driven in motivating myself and others to stand up for ourselves, take control and be as authentic as possible. I have always had an intense curiosity about life, nature and a wonderment of all life forms that is constantly propelling me to find deeper meanings to pretty much everything. Since 2004 I have worked in areas such as community mental health, community and residential aged care, refugees and asylum seekers unaccompanied minors and the disability fields. My vision for Healing Through Arts is providing professional, empowering and innovative services to all people for the purpose of healing and growth using the infinite supply of the creative arts as the tools for self-discovery.
I’m Raphael, and am a trained Arts Psychotherapist, and also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology (BBSci), and another in sociology (BA). I am a member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA).
From an early age, without knowing it, I used art as an emotional outlet. It was after studying psychology and learning about Art Therapy that I realised this and pursued a career in Arts Psychotherapy.
I am deeply interested in people, in our behaviours, and in interactions – as individuals, as families, as communities, and as societies. To put it simply, I like to find out what makes us ‘tick’. Some of my interests which I enjoy reading about include the neuroscience of creativity, society, culture, the brain and brain development, the philosophy of consciousness, and existential philosophy.
Curiosity and compassion drive my art therapy practice. I am always learning more about the vastness of human experiences, symbols, and consciousness, and integrating this into my approach as a therapist.
Hi, my name is Sophie. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Uni SA Magill Campus whilst working as an Administration Worker at Healing Through Arts. I’m gaining valuable work experience within the Business industry and in the future strive to educate others on my knowledge of Psychology. My hobbies include going shopping, hanging out with friends and going to the gym.
Hi, I’m Georgia and am an Art Therapist and also a professional Visual Artist (B.A)
I believe in the importance of concentrating on our emotional intelligence and encourage people to connect with themselves. Over the past 3 years I have supported ‘at risk’ women and children, helping identify and develop personal meaning. I have training in counselling, school therapy interventions and after school care and specialise is relationship building with young person’s experiencing trauma.
For my own therapy I attempt to explore representations of the ‘self’ by photographing the construction and deconstruction of architecture.
I believe Art Therapy can multiply pathways by which a person can seek meaning, clarity and healing. While one might find talk therapy to be useful, another might prefer to use movement, art, journaling, sensory engagement or a combination of different artistic experiences during Therapy.
I look forward to working with you and the wonderful team at Healing Through Arts.
Hi I’m Bec, a wife and mum of 2 boys and joined Healing Through Arts from the Humanitarian and Welfare sector. I am a born and bred South Australian who has qualifications in Psychology, Sport and Recreation and Management and am currently studying an Advanced Diploma at Ikon Institute. I work 3 days a week as Administration Officer so be sure to pop in and smile next time you come in.