GradDipPsychAdv, Sandplay therapist, M.A. Creative Arts Therapy, GradCertCreativeArtTherapy, GradCertEarlChildEd
Veronica was registered as a general psychologist January 2022 with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA; GradDipPsychAdv) and Psychology board of Australia. She is also a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) (2019) and a professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (AZACATA; MA) (2009). Veronica supports these qualifications with additional sand play and animal assisted therapy practitioner certificates.
Veronica’s approach is integrative, experiential, trauma informed, and a client centred one. It has a strong focus on building a collaborative therapeutic relationship and is supported by cognitive behavioural components.
Therapeutic methods that Veronica uses include storytelling, creative arts, sand play, somatic experiencing, animal assisted therapy as well as traditional talk therapy which are all tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client. As a professional art therapist since 2009 Veronica is looking to create a unique counselling approach to working with the human experience. She believes that the arts in conjunction with our somatic experience provides us with a powerful and honest way to access our knowledge and empower our own positive transformations.
Veronica is dedicated to supporting young people and adults with:
- life transition
- life stress
- personal values
- hopes and dreams
- exploration and journey
However, should cognitive or educational assessments, or behaviour management be required Veronica can assist in passing this process to one of our specialists at Mullum Road.
At other times, Veronica supports a community gym as a volunteer boxing coach, loves engaging in nature, gardening, and making art.
Welcome baby Stix who joins her big sister Timber at Mullum Road. She is a one year old kelpie dog and is full of life and affection. Stix will soon be undertaking her foundation course for her official therapy dog training and she can't wait to show off her skills to you.
Veronica is now excited to extend her training in Somatic Experiencing and developing her skills in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with her Kelpie named Timber.
Timber is a gentle and affectionate companion and an active aspect of the therapeutic process who will help to reduce stress, provide a sense of safety, and help individuals in attaining their therapeutic goals.
We can’t wait to meet you 🙂