The therapeutic benefit of making art is widely accepted and in fact, humans have used art as a way of expressing themselves for millennia.  It has been used since stone-age times to record stories and events, as ritual expression for individuals and communities and to identify themselves.  The field of Art Therapy is growing as it regains validity as a method of healing and self-expression.  It is used in many areas of mental health management such as palliative care, grief and loss counselling, trauma and post-traumatic stress management as well as in the disability and aged care sectors.  In fact, anywhere Counselling is used, Art Therapy can often be seen too as a powerful method of mental health management and personal growth.

To find out how Art Therapy can help you,  your organisation,  or for more information about the types of services available, please email

Meri Griesbach      contact@innerseecreative.com.au

 

 

Meri Griesbach is a qualified Transpersonal Art Therapist with experience in the care sector and in managing strategies for Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Life Transitions. 
She is able to provide services ranging from individual counselling, mindfulness and stress management and groups tailored to specific community or organisation's needs.

Situated in Seacliff South Australia with a large welcoming space and mobile services available.

It’s all about you…. Art Therapy at Innersee Creative Counselling is a person-centred form of counselling. This means that you will be able to fully investigate and explore at your own pace with no pre-planned agenda or schedule. Your Therapist is there to support you and provide opportunities for you to gain understanding and make discoveries in a confidential setting. 
Art Therapy is a counselling modality which uses art as a bridge or gateway to new ways of approaching an issue. No skill in art is necessary. There is no expectation to produce a magnificent piece of art. The emphasis is on the information you gain through the process. In fact, sometimes the product of a session can seem quite strange. The Art Therapist understands which art activities might be most appropriate for you to fully express and explore. 
 

The advantage of this method of counselling is that it allows the things which are hard to find words for, to be fully expressed, examined and understood. Some experiences and emotions are just too big or complicated for words. Sometimes our social conditioning and logical problem-solving systems can get in the way of finding creative or alternative solutions, creating a sense of being stuck or being unable to find an answer. Art therapy gives your creative thinking permission to have a say and to find new perspectives. An Art Therapist is well equipped to help you and to give you freedom to do this in a confidential and safe space.