Arts therapy promotes self-discovery. By engaging in the creative process, individuals can gain insight into themselves and their trauma.

The act of creating art can uncover hidden thoughts, feelings, and memories that may have been buried or suppressed. This self-exploration can lead to a deeper understanding of the trauma and its impact on their lives.

Moreover, art therapy fosters personal growth. Through the art-making process, individuals can develop coping skills, build resilience, and enhance self-esteem. Artistic expression can empower individuals to take control of their healing journey and encourage them to explore new ways of thinking and being.


Arts therapy is a highly effective approach for trauma release. It provides individuals with a safe and supportive environment to express and process their emotions, experiences, and memories. Through various artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpting, individuals can tap into their creative side to communicate and heal in a non-verbal and non-threatening way.


What is Arts Therapy?
Creative Arts Therapy makes use of different creative media to support healing when words are not enough. Arts Therapy proves especially effective in Trauma work, where creativity can be safely applied to build a bridge between body, mind and soul. Additionally, the language of art allows clients in multicultural contexts to feel felt and connected to themselves and others. Arts Therapy is a therapeutic process that integrates creative expression with psychoanalytic techniques. There are different modalities like visual artmaking, drama, dance and movement.


Creative Arts Therapy helps to develop new coping strategies. The creative process includes drawing, painting, crafting, colouring, sculpting, or collage. As clients create art, they foster self-expression and insight. They may reflect on what they have made and discern how it makes them feel. By exploring their art, people discover various new and old ideas and beliefs, which may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours consciously or subconsciously.

Arts Therapy engages the sense of touch using various materials and activities.

Providing an opportunity to explore and comprehend both internal and external sensations at a profound level.

Our Creative Arts Therapy Services

  • No previous art skill required
  • Arts therapy is available for private clients
  • Arts therapy is available for NDIS plan-managed, self-managed or NDIA-managed participants
  • The session fee includes all materials
  • All ages are welcome

How do I know if Arts Therapy is right for me?

Research demonstrates Arts therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain Trauma 
  • Complex Trauma
  • Learning & Developmental Disabilities 
  • Autism
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Ageing & Geriatric issues
  • Stress
  • Physical health conditions

No, you don’t need art skills or talents to participate. Art therapy is open to everyone regardless of their skill level or background.

Our Creative Arts Therapist

Elisabeth Eitelberger


Art Psychotherapist

Elisabeth Eitelberger is a professionally registered member of ANZACATA. She has longstanding experience in supporting a diverse range of clients of all ages. She has a special interest in Complex Trauma, Neurodivergence, Gender Identity Development, different Mental Health Conditions and Chronic Pain.

Elisabeth completed a Research Masters in Philosophy at the University of Vienna and a Masters in Creative Arts Therapies at Murdoch University in Perth. Besides her therapeutic practice, Elisabeth has maintained a professional career as an interdisciplinary artist for the past three decades.

From an early age, Elisabeth felt the desire to explore the meaning and purpose of life through the healing power of art and through an existential lens. Her holistic approach to working with individual clients is informed by the latest research in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.