Highlands Holistic is a practice offering highly-qualified therapy for adults and children seeking a greater understanding of psychological stresses, gain the ability to refocus and to achieve a feeling of peace in their current circumstances.
Highlands Holistic Art Therapy & Counselling is owned and operated by Linda Burgess, an art therapist and mental health social worker. This alternative counselling service in the Southern Highlands is where you are in the driver's seat for what happens in your therapy sessions. Various psychological strategies and transpersonal techniques are used to help guide you down the track that you want to take. Linda will sit with you as you take charge of your own healing on the journey to wellness.
Who Is It For?
Transpersonal Art Therapy is for anyone trying to make sense of issues, find meaning in the moment, or plan for their life’s path. Highlands Holistic Art Therapy & Counselling specialises in working with mental health issues in adults, teens and children, as well as with children who have encopresis, or issues around soiling, or an autism diagnosis. Parents may be asked to be present and to sometimes participate in these art therapy sessions with children.
What Are The Benefits
A greater understanding of issues you are facing, a feeling of peace.
Taking the focus from recounting sometimes difficult experiences, placing the emphasis instead on how to progress from where you are to where you want to be.
Cut through the noise of your mind and go straight to the intuitive part of your brain.
Increased confidence, a feeling of general wellbeing and balance, and being in-tune with oneself.
Using creative tools to get in tune with your inner wisdom.
Learn about identifying feelings, how to express yourself, improve self-esteem, and gain some insight into what is going on for you.
What To Expect
In art therapy sessions, you will use art materials such as clay, paint, charcoal, pastels, textas and masks in a pressure free way with no emphasis on skills or techniques. This free form of art will take you on a journey through your inner landscape to learn about what you need to continue your story, find way of healing mental health issues, work through trauma or find answers without getting stuck on other people's agendas. Meditation, guided imagery, stories, discussion, music, movement and other modalities are also used during the session.
Counselling sessions can be offered as an alternative or in addition to art therapy and will include focussed psychological strategies such as: interpersonal therapy, meditation techniques, behaviour modification, skills training, cognitive interventions with the emphasis being on what works for you.
Learn to identify and process emotions
Learn to access the intuitive part of your brain
Suitable for children, teens and adults
Qualified in Psychology, Transpersonal Art Therapy, Social Work and Adult Education
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 13:00
3/2-4 Bowral Road (Ward Lane),
Mittagong, New South Wales
2575 , Australia