Olivia Marsden

Olivia Marsden

Art Therapist


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Highlighted specialties
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Biography

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. Everyone is creative and arts therapy focuses on what you learn about yourself within the process of creating. 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.

Qualifications

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

Specialisations

Stress

Social anxiety

Sexual abuse

Self esteem and confidence

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Loneliness and isolation

Life changes

Grief and loss

Feeling stuck

End of life

Emotional control

Disability

Depression

Burnout

Bullying

Behavioural issues

Body image and eating disorders

Anxiety

Attachment issues

Anger management

Acceptance

Abuse

Client

Adults

Children

Adolescents

Therapy

Trauma therapy

Strength based therapy

Person centred therapy

Mindfulness

Art therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Attachment theory

Narrative therapy

Fees

Individual therapy

$90

60 minutes

ACC Sensitive Claims

Free

60 minutes

ACC Sensitive Claims Therapy

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Locations

- 108b Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, 5032