Naomi Pears-Scown

Naomi Pears-Scown

Art Therapist


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Highlighted specialties
anxietystresscommunication skillsbody image and eating disordersattachment issuesstrength based therapy
Biography

I have a background in the mental health and disability sectors and am passionate about supporting people to access their innate creativity and improve their wellbeing. I have worked with a range of individuals, facilitating weekly arts therapy groups, creative workshops, self-development groups, and individual therapy. 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 sensory work, mindfulness, expressive exploration, visual art, storytelling, talking, play, trauma-informed practice, and movement. In my practice, I chose to use art materials that are gentle to the environment to support connection with nature. The children, adolescents, adults, and elderly people I have worked with have experienced arts therapy to be helpful in caring for and exploring difficult emotions and grief, addressing trauma, working through self-harm, release excess energy and tension, learning self-soothing behaviour to reduce stress and anxiety, learning to problem solve, developing effective communication skills, improving bodily awareness and, developing, strengthening, and integrating a sense of self.

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

Cross-cultural difficulties

Depression

Grief and loss

Mental health disorder

Migrant adjustment

Personal development

Self esteem and confidence

Sexual abuse

Religion and spirituality

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Identity

Client

Adolescents

Adults

Children

Therapy

Art therapy

Mindfulness

Person centred therapy

Strength based therapy

Trauma therapy

Fees

Individual's standard session

$100

60 minutes

I Am Hope - Gumboot Friday Fund

$0

60 minutes

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

Sensitive claims

$0

60 minutes

ACC Sensitive Claims Counselling

Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

Locations

- Upper Hutt, Wellington, 5018

- Lower Hutt, Wellington, 5010

- Te Aro, Wellington, 6011