Rebekah Popescu has been practicing as an art therapist since 2012. She works in both a private practice environment, while also running programs for adults with acquired brain injuries at Flinders University. She also works as a lecturer in Art Therapy at the Ikon Institute of Australia, where she also trained. Rebekah consults with us on Friday and currently welcomes new patients.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY
Art Therapists use creative, art-based processes as part of their counselling work with clients.
Different art mediums resonate or challenge the client in relation to their goal for therapy.
The use of symbols, images an metaphors assist clients to reframe their problems so that a new perspective might be gained.
This facilitates non-verbal self expression, self awareness and emotional healing by directly accessing the unconscious mind.
People of all ages benefit from art therapy as a way to examine mental or physical issues that hinder quality of life.
Being talented at art is not necessary as the creative process is the focus rather than a finished product.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Usually a minimum of three 90 minute sessions is considered a minimum treatment plan. Five or six 90min sessions is however recommended. Rebekah is able to help with both short term and long term therapy. Group art therapy programs are also available and are usually run over a period of 6-8 weeks.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
A 90 min session is $170.00 for private patients.
Sessions can be purchased in blocks of 3, 5 and 10 to reduce the costs further.
Group workshops run spasmodically and are generally $120.00 for a 6-8hr workshop. This may provide a more cost effective alternative for those who would like to try Art therapy.