About Sara Anderson
Sara Anderson is an expressive arts therapist, registered therapeutic counsellor, group facilitator and artist.
As an expressive arts therapist, her practice is highly versatile and built upon curious creativity for what is possible. With compassion, she will meet you (or the child) where you’re (they’re) at. Expressive arts therapy is an intermodal arts-based approach to healing. Through visual arts, sound, movement, storytelling, poetry, play, mindfulness, etc. we may be able to move through what may otherwise feel stuck. Talking often happens in many ways (directly or through play and characters) however it is not necessary to benefit from the therapy.
She has experience working with adults and children of diverse backgrounds and abilities. She brings a calm and caring approach to her work. Space is created with compassion, curiosity and creativity at the heart of it all. A place where you (or child) can arrive and feel welcome with all that may be feeling. What may be challenging to communicate, understand or move through and process. From here what feels impossible can be broken down and new forms of possibility are able to take shape. This type of therapy is versatile in nature and available for anyone.
Her approach is very gentle and does not work towards ‘fixing’ anyone or anything but rather encouraging self-discovery and enhancing life skills (such as relations to others, emotional well-being, behaviours, communication, etc.) through play, curiosity and witnessing. As every person has a unique story, experience and way of being, it is important that you (or child) is able to be fully yourself (themselves);
I am here to listen and offer gentle disruptions to expand the possibility for healing and connection to being a human. Or maybe you simply need someone to be with you and witness your creativity, or have a play partner in your creative explorations! I am here for you!
(Note: Safety IS important in all of this! maintaining safety for you/child, the space and others throughout our time together will be a priority)!
Special interests in depression, anxiety, shame, grief and loss, life transitions, loneliness, shyness
Ongoing continuing training in Hakomi Method (mindfulness, body centred form of psychotherapy)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training)
Standard First Aid & CPR trained