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Creative Arts Therapy is a form of therapy, and includes disciplines such as art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy, and psychodrama. Unlike traditional arts expression, the process of creation is emphasised rather than the final product.

Creative Arts therapy practice involves the use of imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, horticulture, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing.

Therapists share the belief that through creative expression and the tapping of the imagination, people can examine their body, feelings, emotions, and thought process.

We have pulled together a growing list of Arts Therapists based on the Mid North Coast. This is an introductory listing updated regularly and Arts Mid North Coast makes no recommendations for any one provider. We also leave it up parties to discuss other arrangements that might be made for such services.

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Creative Arts Therapists – Mid North Coast

Janette Bailey
Back On Track Counselling: Certified Art Therapist, Registered Counsellor
P: 0429 152 310 E:
Port Macquarie/Wauchope

Marg Coutts
B.A., Dip. Ed., M.A. (Art Therapy)
P: 0403 529 178 | E:
Bellingen, Nambucca, Coffs Harbour

Dr Emma Gentle
MA (ArtThrpy), MA(AnthCommtyWk), ANZATA
P: 0415 687 310 | E:
Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey

Alison M. Higgs
Cert Art Therapist. Dip Community Services. Dip of Fine Arts

Bu Hunnisett
Green Feather Medicine, Dip Art Therapist
P: 0418 633 507 | E:

Ruth Nolan 
ProfMACATA, Creative Arts Therapist (MA MIECAT) ANZACATA
P: 0431 868 149 | E:
Kempsey, Nambucca

Elise Wynyard
Cert Art Therapist, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Tutor and Supervisor in Social Work
Halliday’s Point, Forster, Taree


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