SU MEI TAN
Lead Art Therapist, Artist, Yoga Instructor
Bsc (Hons) Arch, BFA (Hons) Social Practice,
MA World Heritage, MA Art Therapy
With a passion for the creative arts and helping others, Su Mei started life in the world of architecture which led to her co-founding a charity which brought third world countries building and design services. She realised that she enjoyed the time where she shared her passion of ART with the children. This led to a pursuit of a Masters in Art Therapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne and completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts Honours of Social Practice and Community Engagement at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne University where she collaborated with others to start a Malaysian Mental Health Arts Collective - www.mykolektif.com.
She has had experience as an art therapist in the clinical setting at Northpark Private Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working with patients who experience various forms of mental illness. Her speciality is working with people experiencing the symptoms of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Su Mei is now working as a NDIS Support Coordinator, helping people out by connecting them to various supports that they need. She is also a trained Yoga Alliance instructor who did her RYT 500 training at Brahmani Yoga, India. She has shared her love of yoga in many countries around the world.
Her goal is to establish a network of creative art therapists and yoga instructors who will be able to work with NDIS participants, using the power of creativity to empower those in need to find tools to help themselves.
Steve is a graduate from the Master of Art Therapy at La Trobe University and is a professional member of ANZACATA.
A practicing Art Therapist experienced in working with a diverse range of clients including cancer survivors, carers and family members facing the life-changing tumult that serious illness brings, children with traumatic backgrounds and a diverse range of needs, Men's Groups and Aged Care residents.
Steven McPherson practices Art Therapy with a person-centred, strength-focussed, empathetic approach. Seeking to commune with clients in shared creative activity where distress is held securely and curiosity is inspired to explore and find meaning in the difficulties of life.
Art Tearapy Placement Student 2020
Poorva Bansal is currently undertaking a Visual Arts course at Australian National University, She has been exploring and refining the art of Indian block printing. She intends to start a Masters of Art Therapy in 2021 and is currently working as an intern with Art Tearapy.
Transpersonal Art Therapist, Nutritionist, Health Coach
Art Tearapy Placement Student 2019
Janette is passionate about supporting women’s health, mental health, wellbeing and healing, and has worked across evidence-based natural medicine, food and nutrition, mental health and health.
With a holistic philosophy and approach Janette takes a broad view of wellbeing, considering all facets from the physical, psychological, social and spiritual.
Janette absolutely loves art therapy and is excited about the role it can play in health and healing.
Transpersonal Art Therapist
Art Tearapy Placement Student 2018
Nicky is a qualified Transpersonal Art Therapist who draws upon her diverse background in the arts, travel, gardening, Lomi Lomi body work, meditation, and movement to create spaces for self-encounter - to explore, connect, learn, grow and discover a capacity for healing, wholeness and transformation. She is the Creative Arts Business Manager at the Guild of Objects, drawing upon her business skills from her former career as a financial counsellor and her passion and experience as a Transpersonal Art Therapist. Whether she is designing a program or facilitating a workshop, her focus is on finding the embodied pathways through the complexity that frequently lies behind whatever is negatively impacting the individual or organisational wellbeing.