Olivia Marsden

Olivia Marsden

Art Therapist

Sorry Olivia is not taking new clients at the moment.



Arts therapy uses a range of creative processes within therapy to support expression, connection and individual meaning-making as tools for healing. I will support you to trust your own creative process, allowing a space for self-expression, reflection and curiosity. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to suit individual needs and offer creative prompts which integrate visual and sensory processes, play, story telling, mindfulness, talking, writing and movement. By engaging in a multi-layered creative process, you can learn new things about yourself and gain new perspectives, promoting growth and change. You don’t have to be ‘good at art’ to engage with arts therapy. Arts therapy focuses on what you learn, notice and sense within the process of creating which facilitates communication and the direction of your therapeutic support. I am passionate about supporting clients to connect to there own inner resources within a trauma-informed, creative, compassionate and warm approach. I have experience working with community mental health sectors, intellectual disabilities, dementia-care, palliative care, corrections, group therapy and individual therapy with children, adolescents, adults and elderly. Based on the Coromandel Peninsula - I currently between Thames & Whitianga.


BC (Expressive Arts),MAAT (Clin) (Hons),AThR


Client Type

adolescents, children, adults

Therapy Type

trauma therapy, Humanistic Psychology, narrative therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, person centred therapy, strength based therapy


  • abuse

  • acceptance

  • anger management

  • attachment issues

  • anxiety

  • body image and eating disorders

  • behavioural issues

  • bullying

  • burnout

  • depression

  • disability

  • emotional control

  • end of life

  • feeling stuck

  • grief and loss

  • life changes

  • loneliness and isolation

  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

  • self esteem and confidence

  • sexual abuse

  • social anxiety

  • stress


Individual therapy (Age 12+)


$120 NZD

ACC Sensitive Claims


$0 NZD

Children (5-11 yrs)


$110 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support


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