Welcome to Victoria Art Therapy (VAT)
Paint, sculpt or colour your way to RELAXATION.
We are here to improve your everyday life through Art Therapy.
‘If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.’
Why Art Therapy?
There are numerous benefits in practicing Art Therapy.
Here are just some of the ways that Art Therapy assists in attaining a clearer and positive sense of well being:
Manage Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Achieve Self Awareness
Improve communication skills
Connect with like minded people
Build Self Esteem and Self Compassion
Do I have to travel for an Art Therapy session with VAT?
Our art therapists are available online by tele-health to anyone in the world.
We currently offer outreach services in Victoria which entails one of our experienced and qualified Art Therapists visiting your home.
VAT services the following locations in Victoria, Australia: Regional Ballarat, South Yarra, Box hill, Hawthorn, Richmond, Camberwell, South Melbourne, St. Kilda, Prahan, Chadstone, Glen Waverly, Brighton, Oakleigh, Bundoora, Preston, Reservoir, Boxhill, Lalor, Sassafras, Werribee, Donnybrook, Mooroolbark, Ferntree Gully, Rockbank, Greensborough, Eltham, Kealba, Mentone, Caulfield, Wallan, Viewbank, East Melbourne, North Melbourne,West Melbourne, South Melbourne, Frankston, Footscray, Bentleigh, Abbotsford, Collingwood, Carlton, Fairfield, Craigieburn, Doncaster, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Lower Plenty, St Kilda, Hawthorn, Pascoevale, Fitzroy
If your location is not listed above, please let us know as we are expanding and may already have an art therapist available in your area.
We also have a designated creative safe space in Bundoora for clients who prefer to have their session in a different environment.
Art Therapy Melbourne
Art is a creative, gentle, and scientifically supported method of non-verbal expression, promoting increased insight into trauma to help boost physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Victoria Art Therapy in Melbourne combines a person-centred “humanistic philosophy” with a phenomenological approach – uniting clients’ unique thinking patterns and experiences with unconscious processes using psychodynamic art therapy and mindfulness.
What to Expect From Our Creative Arts Therapy in Australia?
Our client-centric, tailored creative arts therapy programs include trauma-informed practice – a framework based on responsiveness to and understanding of trauma while highlighting emotional, psychological, and physical safety. This strength-based technique helps clients regain a sense of control over their thoughts and lives.
At Victoria Art Therapy, we incorporate positive art therapy into our art therapy program, combining art with psychological tools to help promote client engagement and emotional health. These creative modalities help positively align perceptions, adding and enhancing meaning, purpose, and motivation.
In addition, acceptance and commitment art therapy relies on free creativity to provide safe and non-judgemental opportunities for clients to experience, acknowledge and understand unpleasant emotions and memories, encouraging a cycle of growth and learning.
Our focus on narrative art therapy also helps externalise internal thoughts and feelings through visualisation or spoken or written stories. The objective is to integrate non-verbal right-brain memories with the more verbal left hemisphere to help reconstruct more accessible and intelligible recollections for greater narrative clarity.
Our trained and experienced art therapist in Melbourne collaborates with clients – whom we see as experts on their condition and situation – to plan and provide art therapy with compassion, respect, and dignity.