Naomi Pears-Scown

Naomi Pears-Scown

Art Therapist


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Highlighted specialties
anxietystresssexual abusebody image and eating disordersart therapy
Biography

Emphasising the creative process over the end product. Compassion, self-expression, and reflection as tools for healing. A space for presence, grounding, and growth. Arts therapy sessions are held in my beautiful, bush-surrounded studio in Orewa. You might begin a session knowing exactly what you’d like to work with and talk about, or you might not. You might have an idea or issue that you’d like to explore, or maybe you don’t. It might have taken all the energy you have to just show up. However you arrive, I’m here with you, to guide and collaborate and hold this space for you. I will not be making any diagnoses or interpretations based on the art that you make, or how you make it. This is a space and opportunity for you to explore, pause, reflect, be curious, and to make your own meaning of what might come up. Our time together is confidential, respectful, and collaborative. Arts Therapy is for people who would like to use creativity, along with other tools, to increase their ability to cope with challenges. Sometimes people enter Arts Therapy when traditional talk-based therapies have not worked for them, or when they want to explore their creativity as a tool for healing in their lives. Feedback from clients I have worked with have found my approach helpful in relaxing them and helping them feel grounded, making them feel safe in their bodies, giving them space to process their pain and trauma, and engaging them in an activity that is both fun and freeing. I am passionate about supporting people to access their innate creativity and improve their wellbeing. My personalised approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, mindful, and person-centred. My style and personality is gentle, sensitive, grounded, and compassionate. I like to work in a client-led way, and provide prompts and materials as a starting point to help anchor clients and honour their experiences. I implement a broad range of interventions that integrate several therapeutic areas at the same time such as visual arts making, writing, mindfulness, sensory work, storytelling, talking, play-therapy, movement, and mindfulness.

Qualifications

BA (Social Anthropology & Religious Studies), MAAT (Clin) (Hons), AThR

Specialisations

Anxiety

Body image and eating disorders

Communication skills

Grief

Self harm

Stress

Trauma

Abuse

Attachment issues

Autism

Child behaviour and development

Disability

Depression

Grief and loss

Mental health disorder

Personal development

Self esteem and confidence

Sexual abuse

Religion and spirituality

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Identity

Client

Adolescents

Children

Adults

Therapy

Art therapy

Mindfulness

Person centred therapy

Strength based therapy

Trauma therapy

Fees

I Am Hope - Gumboot Friday Fund

Free

60 minutes

For children and adolescents through I Am Hope's Gumboot Friday Fund

Sensitive claims

Free

60 minutes

ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling

Individual's standard session

$130

60 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Funding Options

acc

ACC Sensitive Claims

Locations

- 498 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa, Auckland, 0931