Explore Your Inner Landscape
A Space to Create Art & Discover Meaning
WHAT IS TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY?
Transpersonal Art Therapy combines client centred counselling with art processes to provide a creative, holistic approach to healing and transformation. The art is used as a tool to help externalise what’s going on internally for a client. By creating an image, colour or symbol, we can turn a thought or idea into a tangible thing and work with it; helping us to gain new perspectives and a deeper understanding of the issue or emotion we are experiencing. Transpersonal Art Therapy supports clients to access their own inner wisdom and intuition. Some of the techniques used are personal journalling, mapping tools, dreams work, guided meditations, card readings, myths, ceremonies and rituals.
Art Therapy is not about creating a masterpiece - it's about expressing and exploring what is real and authentic to you. The focus is never about the quality of the art, rather the message it perceives. Anybody can do Art Therapy, no experience needed and all processes and art mediums can be modified to suit your needs.
'Transpersonal which literally means "beyond the persona or personal" marries psychology and spirituality.
In psychological terms, transpersonal means revealing the true self and inner authenticity.
It is a path to self-awareness and self-realization, which unites ancient and modern wisdom and offers a range of tools and techniques to explore the many aspects of our existence'
ART THERAPIST- PHOEBE CLARE MCKAY
Hello, my name is Phoebe Clare and I identify as a white cisgender woman. I graduated in May 2019, with an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy, with the College of Complementary Medicine. I hold a membership with Holistic Therapies Australia and recently received my Certificate in Shamanism and Transformational Mask.
I acknowledge the traditional owners of Country throughout Australia and support the recognition of traditional Aboriginal Lore across the Nation. I pay my respects to all elders past, present and emerging on this land.
I am of European descendance; my matrilineage coming from the Netherlands and my patrilineage is Picti, an ancient Scottish Highland tribe. My ancestors migrated to Australia, onto stolen land, in hopes of a brighter future. I acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and apologise for the wrong doings of my people.
I would also like to acknowledge the Land that raised me, Lutruwita/Tasmania. I am so thankful for her teachings, guidance and nurturing. It is from this love for her and taking responsibility for the damage caused by white colonialism that I feel so passionate about aiding First Nations People in Healing Country, a journey I'm travelling deeper into.
Through my own personal healing journey of loss, grief, depression and anxiety; I found creativity, art, visualisation, nature, and deep listening to have the most profound healing qualities. Art therapy provided me with a framework to navigate through difficult situations, it taught me how to express and be with any emotion, and reconnected me to my own wisdom and inner knowing. I have a strong love for the sacred mysteries of menstruation and the natural, cyclical world. I work around the medicine wheel; a rich tapestry of my own make up, pulling from Celtic/Pagan traditions of seasons, archetypes of native Australian animals, the elements, Luna and Solar energies, plus the archetypical Masks of the Shamans.
Through the Shamanic I was able to harness my gifts as a practitioner and birth The Sunroom. It’s been such a blessing to finally have a physical space to be able to share my practice and hold others, on their own transformation and healing journey! LGBTQIA and POC friendly.
I provide one-on-one art therapy sessions and menstrual guidance sessions at The Sunroom, Curl Curl, as well as monthly Heart-Space Circles at The Plantroom, Brookvale on Kuring-gai Country. I am also available for group work and ceremonies/rites of passage.
I look forward to journeying together and meeting you, wherever you are at!
Wild blessings, Phoebe Clare
"It was an amazing experience, a wonderful first circle. I felt very comfortable and safe. I really enjoyed the medicine wheel and clay work. It was memorable and different opening up about sensitive topics with people I've never met. It felt great to be open and vulnerable. Just wanted to say thank you for creating this beautiful space and opportunity."