Supporting mental health and wellbeing
through creative arts therapies
1:1 or Group arts therapy programs for kids,
teens and adults
Allied health service and registered
Creative arts therapy to help anyone
experiencing stress,anxiety and depression
Increase self-awareness, build confidence and
1:1 Arts therapy, Melbourne
We help kids, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression and their symptoms. We support people with autism, ADHD, or who have experienced trauma and violence. Through our 1:1 individual arts therapy sessions we give people the chance to communicate through the arts. This results in increased confidence, self-awareness, and emotional expression, leading to better communication and relationships.
Group creative arts therapy sessions and workshops
We offer a range of parent programs, creative arts groups, and workshops for schools and the community. Our arts-based group sessions help people develop the skills they need to increase social connection, and better understand and manage their emotions. Arts therapy provides an easier and more accessible way to express how we feel.
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If you have your own arts therapy practice but find that you spend too much time taking care of business instead of taking care of people, join us at Wyndham Arts therapies in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing regions.
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We offer programs and workshops designed to grow your industry knowledge and practice skills, and manage NDIS reporting.
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ABOUT WYNDHAM ARTS THERAPIES
Everyone has the potential to grow and flourish—kids, teenagers, and adults—regardless of their background, life experience or disability. Using arts therapy, our highly skilled and experienced therapists encourage and support that growth.
We’ve created a much-needed space in Werribee in Melbourne’s west to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of kids, teens, adults, and communities through our creative arts therapy programs.
NDIS Registered provider No# : 4050000894
Registration classes : Therapeutic Supports & Innovative Community Participation
“Arts therapy is about using the arts and a person’s creativity to reduce stress, anxiety and depression while increasing a person’s confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem, and the ability to build healthy, meaningful relationships.”
ARTS THERAPY TREATS:
I came across Wyndham Arts Therapy when I was looking for a therapist near me to address my anxiety and depression. It’s been a long and tiring journey but the results have been amazing. I now feel like I better understand myself and have developed positive strategies to help me cope when things get rough.
I recommend arts therapy as it gives you a creative and safe space to sort out emotions and thoughts. For anyone who has ASD or PTSD it gives you an outlet to try and understand your brain and the world. It‘s a safe space where you can say anything and it can‘t be wrong.
I first came across arts therapy when I was looking for a gentle way of addressing grief and anxiety. The result has been positively surprising. I now feel that I can enter memories and difficult spaces with far less anxiety.
Take a peek inside Wyndham Arts Therapies, Werribee
Arts therapy is not about making pretty pictures. It’s about using the arts and a person’s creativity to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and their symptoms.
Making art and being creative engages your whole brain and calms your nervous system. You don't need to consider yourself artistic to get the full benefit of arts therapy.
The Ocean Room, Calming and Relaxing
Take a seat and relax amidst the soothing blue tones.
The Yellow Room, Releasing and integrating
A safe place for kids to work through their problems.
The Blue Room, Expressing and Balancing
A space for teens and adults to find creative solutions.
Nyrelle Bade, AThR
Founder and Senior Arts Therapist
Master of Arts Therapy (by Research)
Nyrelle has created a space in Melbourne’s west dedicated to providing creative arts therapies to support the mental health and wellbeing of the communities of Wyndham and Hobsons Bay. Nyrelle is an arts therapist with a diverse therapeutic tool kit. She specialises in working with children who have low play skills, and teens and adults who have experienced complex trauma.
She is also a somatic experiencing practitioner with integral somatic psychology, sand play, clay field therapy, and therapeutic touch a part of her practice.
Using a mixed therapeutic style that reflects the diverse areas of therapy she has trained in, Nyrelle incorporates creativity, embodiment, and education into her approach. She helps those she treats to better understand their mental health condition.
Nyrelle is a ANZACATA and ACA approved supervisor. She is a registered NDIS provider.Learn more about Nyrelle
Amy McKay, AThR
Registered Arts Therapist
Amy works with kids, teens, young people, adults and she also facilitates group therapy sessions. Amy specialises in anxiety, depression, medical trauma, palliative care, pediatrics, and chronic illness.
A visual arts background led her to complete a Master of Arts Therapy from the MIECAT Institute in 2010. Since then, she gained clinical experience working at a paediatric hospital with infants, children, and young people and their families undergoing treatment for chronic health, cancer and blood disorders. Amy is highly experienced in working with patients and their families who are grieving, have experienced attachment issues, medical trauma, or have other mental health issues.Learn More About Amy
Jessele Vinluan, AThR
Registered Arts Therapist
Jess works with kids, teens and adults. She specialises in working with people who have autism, ADHD, cognitive or developmental delays, dementia. As a first-generation Australian Filipino, she works well with people who speak English as their second or even third language.
She completed her Master of Art Therapy at La Trobe University. She also has a background in medical research and has published several scientific papers.Learn more about Jess
Maddy Chelini, AThR
Registered Arts Therapist
Maddy works with teens and adults up to the age of 60. She also facilitates group sessions.
Maddy specialises in working with people who have anxiety, depression, eating disorders, dissociation. She also works with people who experience suicidal ideation, trauma, PTSD, neglect, psychosis, gender issues, or have issues with their fine and gross motor skill development.
She completed her Master of Art Therapy at LaTrobe University.
She is a registered NDIS provider.Learn more about Maddy