Carolyn Tucker MA. ECAP, Dip Couns & Psych. Professional Member ACATA
...creating pathways to wellbeing
I work in private practice as a Counsellor and Art Therapist and have a passion for working with people, assisting with the development of life skills, which aid the practice of self reflection and wellbeing.
I am currently working as a Group Facilitator with women from diverse multicultural backgrounds including the Middle East, Asia and Africa. I have developed programs, which include topics such as self care, mindfulness, wisdom and resilience, cultivating wellbeing and respectful relationships with inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence. I am often humbled and inspired by the strength, generosity and resilience of these women, many of whom have endured great hardship and trauma in their lives.
I have spent many years training with, participating and facilitating women’s groups, which has been a wonderful resource for understanding a diverse range of women’s issues including life transitions such as pregnancy and motherhood, questions of self determination and finding healthy balance in the variant roles of modern life.
In 2014 I completed my M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy at the MIECAT Institute in Fitzroy, having previously completed Post Graduate studies in Art Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy. During the past twenty years I have also explored various forms of yoga, meditation and the arts all of which inform my body centred, multimodal practice. I am particulary interested in trauma sensitive mindfulness practices and have been exploring this in conjunction with art therapy in my group work with migrant women with a background of complex trauma.
I have also worked in the field of mental health running the Arts Therapy program for several SRS groups in the North East and Southern regions of Melbourne.
The philosophy and values, which underpin my practice acknowledges that we each know and arrive at meaning differently; this forms a non-diagnostic, inquiry based form of therapy. As people we become involved in a therapeutic process, collaboratively arriving at meaning, exploring what we think we know and ultimately making informed choices about how to move forward into life in connected, meaningful ways.
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