Art Therapist, RECT, EXAT,MSW, M.Msc, Ph.D
As an expressive arts therapist, Marilyn works with a client centered, resource-based, trauma informed, self-reflective practice. As a professional she brings her knowledge of counselling to her work facilitating expressive arts groups for both young and adult women healing from the effects of life traumas and violence. Using Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT) you are encouraged to freely explore your thoughts and feelings through an arts-based creative process, while being perceptively and empathically supported. With talking as our starting point, the ExAT process moves towards the exploration of visual arts, creative writing, music and/or movement, depending on your artistic curiosities and interests. Marilyn believes that engaging in various forms of interventions such as individual and group session using art-making can sometimes be described as "conscious dreaming", a type of dreaming from which you can gain a feeling of being in control of your body and life.