Zeva Art Therapy
Hello, I'm Zeva, welcome to Zeva Art Therapy - a holistic, creative therapeutic approach. I companion people to connect with their creativity, focus on wellness and grow. We all have an innate capacity to express ourselves, be creative and make meaning from our life experiences.
All of my offerings, Creative Companioning, Creative Arts Therapy and Peer Reflection are invitations to express yourself and experience change and growth, bringing attention to what's meaningful. These offerings are for those with an openness to imagine new possibilities.
What is Creative Companioning?
“It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.”- Ernest Shackleton
What if you could explore new possibilities for your life and way of being in the world?
Are you looking to rejuvenate your creative practice?
Build a creative life for yourself?
Are you looking for a companion to explore your creative practice?
Are you feeling stuck with expressing your creativity?
Have you been feeling overwhelmed by self-doubt or perfectionism?
Do you want to develop creative confidence?
Do you want to develop trust in your emergent self?
Do you have a creative idea or project you want to explore with another?
So what is Creative Companioning?
It's 1:1 companioning that is holistic and takes into account your whole creative self. Each session is individual and flows in an organic process that is emergent. You don't need to be an artist just have a desire to explore the creative process with whatever is present for you in your life. These sessions help you reframe how you want to be in the world.
What I offer as the Companion is...
warmth and care
belief in your potential
What does Creative mean?
relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something."change unleashes people's creative energy"
Being creative to me is facing your fears. Being flexible. Having curiosity. Creating something. Problem solving. Thinking. Changing your perspective. Taking risks or a leap of faith. Generating ideas.
What does Companion mean?
com·pan·ion | \ kəm-ˈpan-yən
: one that accompanies another : comrade, associate, traveling companions
also : one that keeps company with another
Companioning to me is accompanying another. Being with another without judgement. Walking alongside. Collaborating with. Co-inquiry. Co-create. Acknowledging you are the expert in your own life. Holding space for you to search for understanding. Meeting you where you're at.
If you would like to book in for a session please email me. We can then set up a phone call to arrange a session. Where the session takes place is flexible. Some people like to meet in a cafe or park. Or I have a space in Brunswick. The other option is to do a Zoom session.
Session are 1 hour and cost $140
Special for MIECAT Institute current students 25% off sessions- $105.
My vision for you is that you’re energised, inspired and feel motivated to channel your creativity into practices that feel good to you.
What is Creative Arts Therapy?
“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” —Bruce Garrabrandt
Creative Arts Therapy utilises creativity to help you make sense of your experiences and help with your growth. In a safe, non-judgemental space you will express yourself. Creative Arts Therapy is a unique process for each individual. It can enhance emotional and physical wellbeing and is gentle in nature. During a session there will be on offer a variety of materials and we together will inquire into what you are creating and how you are making art. Some of these materials are collage, watercolours, soft pastels, charcoal, clay, and oil pastels. The offer of exploring movement, voice and role play are also possibilities.
Who is it for?
If you are creative or want to be. You may want to explore creativity and express yourself. Arts making can help you find their voice and develop confidence in who you are.
Creative Arts Therapy can help with:
It can help you feel:
Seen and heard
Calm & relaxed
Positive after expressing yourself
Mutual coming together
Do you work as a peer support worker, mental health practitioner or therapeutic worker?
Are you looking for a mutual, safe space to reflect and talk about work?
Things we can focus on:
I have my own lived experience of mental health challenges and also a journey of recovery. I bring to sessions my insights, unique perspectives and learnings to share. I have worked across many fields including as a both a high school and primary school Teacher, Mental Health Practitioner, early learning facilitator, Peer Support worker, and Creative Arts Therapist.
If you would like to book in for a Peer Reflection session then please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: 1 hour @ $120
Sessions via Zoom
Hi, I'm Zeva a qualified, registered Creative Arts Therapist with a warm and caring way of being. With a background in education, mental health support work and arts therapy. I bring a passion for helping people reach their full potential.
Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice (Community Arts & Health) MIECAT
Bachelor of Arts-Education
Bachelor of Performance
My Key Values are...
I'm an artist/writer and dog owner to a little puppy called Buddy. I enjoy being in nature. I believe what's meant for you will find you. Everything is connected. Trust in the Universe. Everything you need is already inside you. We just need to quieten the mind to hear the truth.
I believe in trusting the process.
“The participant is an expert in their own knowing and a companion does not interpret but seeks to understand”
Warren Lett, 2011
Transformation doesn't ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that's already inside of you. You only have to bloom.
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
― Roy T. Bennett
I'm looking forward to connecting with you. Feel free to reach out and discuss if this is what you're looking for.
I feel very fortunate to have experienced your kind, creative, generous quality of presence, your insight and your warmth. I'm excited for the lucky folks who come along to the safe and special space you'll hold.
I always feel honoured and heard with Zeva. She has a way of listening, observing and responding very deeply. Then she plucks out the most meaningful content and highlights it. Zeva's way of working helps me to hear myself. It's always a beautiful experience.
Eva Dell Neel
Zeva creates a kind and safe environment through her art therapy sessions-which facilitate personal insight and development through creative self-expression.
Zeva was such a warm and kind support as she guided me through some powerful emotions. The connections she made between my feelings and the artwork i created felt so profound and really helped my healing. Her expertise really shone through in each session as there was always something new to do or explore. She did all of this through Zoom sessions which is amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better art therapy experience.
Zeva, I just wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks for our Creative Companioning session yesterday. Your insightfulness and suggestions to help unblock my 'blocks' were amazing. You have totally left me with some useful tools and ideas to help me move forward with my dreams.