GradDipPsychAdv, Sandplay therapist, M.A. Creative Arts Therapy, GradCertCreativeArtTherapy, GradCertEarlChildEd
Veronica was registered as a provisional psychologist March 2020 with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Psychology board of Australia. She is also a student member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (AZACATA). Services that Veronica can offer include psychological counselling, cognitive, educational and mental health assessments, diagnosis and treatments at a reduced rate.
Veronica’s counselling perspective is an integrative and client centred one that has a strong focus on building an empathic, respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Veronica uses this relationship alongside humanistic, experiential and cognitive behavioural perspectives to empower individuals to create their own decisions and building blocks for positive change. In addition, Veronica’s approach also involves numerous modalities such as storytelling, expressive arts, sand-tray, animal assisted and play based therapies as well as talk therapy so as to meet the needs of each individual client. As a professional art therapist since 2009 Veronica is looking to create a unique psychological approach to working with the human experience.
Veronica is also a volunteer boxing coach and believes strongly in the ability of exercise and movement to create positive shifts in mood and provide the motivation to transform painful emotions. She also loves gardening and making art when she can.
Veronica is now keen to extend her training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), trauma informed approaches, grief and bereavement and Schema Therapy. Veronica is also excited to extend her Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) training later this year with her Kelpie named Timber.