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About Vicki

Founder of SOAR Art Therapy


Hi, I'm Vicki.

I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I have worked in both countries across a range of different services, with clients of all ages. I am passionate about Art Therapy and specialise in trauma informed Art Psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with art making, in a safe therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with ptsd and select mutism (anxiety disorders).

I founded SOAR Art Therapy with the knowledge on how art making can re-integrate trauma, regulate the nervous system and re-program the brain through neuroplasticity. This can empower clients to reach their therapeutic goals in a creative and gentle way. My aim is to provide the highest quality service to all clients to help them reach their wellbeing goals.

If you have any questions please get in contact. I look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you.



Bachelor with Honours in Fine Art

Oxford Brookes University, UK.


Masters in Art Therapy (BAAT, HCPC Accredited)

The University of Derby, UK


ANZACATA (Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association) Full Professional Member P2016-095 eligible PACFA.
HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) A515488
BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) 42818

WWC (Working with Children) 0915828A-01

NDIS Worker Screening 79001904.


- Senior Clinician 06-2020 Play Therapy Melbourne. Offering Art/Play Therapy sessions to a range of ages and parent support, predominately working with clients with a diagnosis of ASD. Co-ordinating and planning care teams. Writing VOCAT reports and comprehensive NDIS plans. Providing online sessions during the pandemic. - Art Psychotherapist Group Facilitator 05- 2020 Adult Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Ward at Monash Medical Centre. Establishing and running an Art Therapy studio groups for the consumers. The group members have a range of diagnosis commonly acute Schizoaffective Disorder. Comprehensive report on outcome of the group. - Counsellor Advocate 2017-2020 Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault. Art Psychotherapist/Counsellor Advocate for individuals. Establishing the Art Therapy group, also co- facilitating Eating Disorders Group.Working in an MDT (SOCIT, DHHS), in the community and with the prevention team. Writing successful VOCAT reports. - Art Group for the Elderly 2015 University of the Third Age, Cairns. Facilitated Art group for the elderly. - Women’s Probation Group 2013 Open Road (Probation), UK. Co-facilitated the ‘Women’s Emotional Wellbeing Specified Activity Requirement’ Group. · CBT model used to increase self-esteem. 
- Art Room 2013 The Art Room, Oxford. Co-facilitating art therapy group for children aged 5-16 with behavioural and emotional difficulties. Trainee Art Psychotherapist - Derby Hospital Psychiatric Ward (Individual and Group Art Therapy) - First Steps Eating Disorders Charity (Individual Art Therapy)




- Introduction to Autism Awareness and Support - A Day with Dr Joe Dispenza: Evidence Is The Loudest Voice - How to Target the Limbic System to Reverse Trauma’s Physiological Imprint : The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine - Blue Knot Foundation Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients: Three Phased Approach - FIRST AID (Including CPR). - ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Dance Movement Therapy Trauma and the Moving Body. - Working relationally with BPD - CASA Working with men who have been sexually abused - Integrating Extremes: A Synergetic Approach for integrating aggression and death in the playroom - Foundations of Facilitation - Trauma Focused Therapeutic Adventure Training - Snow White Model: complex trauma training - Sexual Exploitation Training - LGBTI: Inclusive Practice Training - Art of Reflection: Countertransference Images - CEASE/ANZATA training in SABTS/TTO Cultural Competence training - Core Groupwork Skills

- Presented at the International ANZACATA conference in Melbourne on:
“Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy: Integrating Trauma in the Art Psychotherapy Room”. - Delivering Training for Service Providers on how to write VOCAT Reports. - Masters Thesis Research (Year long Heuristic Research into Art Psychotherapy and Dream Imagery Psychoanalysis in Clinical Art Therapy Sessions) kept as an example in the University of Derby.

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