Hello, my name is Kit Somers
I offer one to one therapy and group programmes as a counsellor and as an arts psychotherapist.
We start our work talking through what you seek to change in your life. We then introduce various forms of creativity to help you go deeper into your unconscious, revealing information you did not have consciouosly available before now.
There is no need to believe yourself creative. Using art and creativity in your therapeutic journey is about getting to know yourself, your challenge, in ways not made available through talking about it alone.
Feel free to book a complimentary chat.
Or jump in and book a session. Nothing beats the experience of giving it a go.
We've got this! We're unlimited, we have innate gifts and our time is now!
Create a Feeling Creature
Are you experiencing feelings that feel too much for you?
Here is a feeling creature, which has been created through recycled materials gathered over a couple of weeks.
Materials that were going in the recycling bin were gathered intuitively, collected in a box, without much thought other than, 'This triggers something in me.'
The feeling creature is a collection of materials in a gift box from candles gifted at Christmas. The creature has been processed by exploring:
what are the textures?
what are the images and te symbols - such as the dice and the power board?
what sits next to what?
how does it all fit together?
It is extraordinary how this simple process can project deep feelings of being weighed down, of having one's power switched off, to be worked with safely in therapy. Play is used as the client and the therapist process what the feeling creature has to say, and discover and honour the wisdom it has to offer.
Oil Pastels express the inexpressible
I was feeling blocked. I wanted to process this feeling, listening to my body.
Oil pastels are a great way to just put it on the page, get it out, fast, furious, without conscious thought. We can allow our body, our wonderful body, to express what we feel and what our unconscious wishes to share.
We can then process the image. You can go through this carousel of five images to see it from dfferent angles.
Our unconscious - 95% of us, apparently! - picks up new stores, new ideas and connections through viewing this same image in different ways.
This is a good example of how art therapy with clients often begins. When you work online with me, I will ask you to get yourself some oil pastels! They are the basic materal, along with an art journal.
Here is a snapshot of me....
I have enjoyed a varied career. I spent 20 years in corporate sales, PR, marketing, HR, management consulting. I then jumped shipped, full of hope for the new and feeling quite despondent about the old. I redscovered my creativity.
I created a Hemp clothing business called spellwear. Every item - homewear, greeting cards, affirmation cards and accessories - was made from Hemp and each had an affirmation inside.
Many ups and downs. I wish, now, instagram existed! I was ahead of my time and I had more of myself to discover. I created an ilustrated children's book - Mary the Hairy Fairy and the Magic of Now. I love Mary and still sell her online. www.marythehairyfairy.com
I returned to Adelaide, following living in the UK and Byron Bay for 25 years, where I provided live-in care for both parents, until their death, for eight years. In this time, I retrained. I completed a Masters in Counselling, a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Psychotherapy.
I now practice as a creator and also as a therapist. I am passsionate about the power of creativity to help us all explore our depths, heal our wounds and create a new path to the future of who we truly are.
Whether you choose to work with me or not: Believe in yourself. Believe in your depths, your inklings, your movement toward the light.
Counsellor & Arts Psychotherapist
Masters Counselling Practice
Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Arts Psychotherapy
PACFA Reg. Cert. Practicing.