Central Coast Art Therapy


Create your healing

Sometimes it’s hard to talk about what you’re going through.
Sometimes the words don’t come. Or they fall short. And that’s okay.
When words fail, your emotions and wounds can find their voice in colours, shapes, symbols, or the stroke of a brush.
At Mindful Synergi, we offer trauma-informed art therapy to help you gently uncover the unspoken, discover more about yourself and transform your experiences.

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Holistic healing through creative expression

Transform with art therapy

Art therapy is an incredible therapeutic process that can transform your mental wellbeing and heal the deepest wounds.

You get to paint, draw, collage and sculpt to connect with your feelings, deal with life’s tricky situations and explore the conscious and unconscious stuff that comes with being human.

We know trauma (big and little) can be tough to talk about. And healing it is an inside job.

So our trauma-informed approach to art-therapy gently supports you to turn your gaze inwards and encounter the depths of who you are.

Together, we’ll honour the significance of every stroke, colour, and form in your unique narrative.

And give you the tools to navigate troubled waters in a creative and revitalising way.

We Care about Connection


Creativity is more than art, it’s vital for your mental health. Tapping into it through art therapy can help you regain a sense of control in situations that may otherwise feel overwhelming. It lets you see things differently and can transform a variety of experiences including:

Unresolved trauma


Chronic Illness

Life Transitions



Existential Concerns

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Childhood Trauma


Chronic Pain

Identity Exploration

Trauma Recovery

Grief and Loss

Eating Disorders

Creative Block

Our trauma-informed approach to art-therapy gently supports you to turn your gaze inwards and encounter the depths of who you are.

Meraki Wellness Centre
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Amanda is a trauma-informed art psychotherapist with a heart as vast as her passion for community, connection, and creativity.

She brings an unparalleled depth to her practice to help young hearts and seasoned souls safely use creativity as a tool for self-discovery and healing.  

Ready to heal
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Art therapy is a powerful creative dialogue with your inner self, offering a profound pathway to healing that integrates seamlessly with traditional talk therapies like psychotherapy and counselling, as the holistic principles of yoga therapy.

Our trauma-informed art therapist can collaborate with Mindful Synergi counsellors and therapists to design a holistic healing programme that infuses more creativity and harmony into your life.

Ready to heal


Art therapy is a therapeutic journey of self-discovery, emotional healing, and mental well-being. Take your next steps with our trauma-informed art therapist.

Trauma Informed Art Therapy
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See how our Founder, Nerine Strachan, paints out her human experience.


Who is art therapy for?

Art therapy is a healing journey for anyone and everyone. It’s great for those finding it tough to put emotions into words, feeling a bit lost, or carrying the weight of confusion or anxiety. And it’s especially effective for anyone struggling to process past traumas, battling addiction, or simply grappling with life’s challenging moments.

How is art therapy different from traditional talk therapy?

Unlike traditional talk therapy, art therapy doesn’t require you to tell your story through words alone. Instead, our trauma-informed art therapist creates a safe and supportive environment where you can express yourself and your healing through art-making or verbal communication.

Because our traumas and challenges are as unique as we are, there’s no one size fits all approach to an art therapy session. However sessions can include art-making, free and symbolic exploration, as well as a reflection on your creation.

How can art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy is a powerful tool when it comes to dealing with trauma. 

Whether it’s the weight of significant events like violence or abuse, or those smaller but impactful moments like breakups or job loss, art therapy is like a creative lifeline that helps you process and release emotions that might feel too heavy to put into words. 

By working with the conscious and subconscious mind, your art therapy sessions become a safe place where you can express the complexities of your experiences through guided creative processes that can transform your understanding, provide valuable insights for your healing, and give you a greater sense of control over the situation.

Do I need to be artistic to do art therapy?

No. Art therapy isn’t about creating a masterpiece; it’s about expressing your inner world.

Our expert art therapists gently guide you through creative processes designed to help you gain new insights and healing.

Every session is about the journey of artistic expression, not the end result. There’s zero judgement – just a safe space where you can freely dive into your emotions and express yourself authentically.

Is art therapy covered by my health insurance?

Art therapy is becoming more popular as a complementary mental health service. It’s a good idea to reach out to your health insurance provider to see if art therapy is covered as part of their mental health treatment plan.
If you’re in urgent need of support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 44 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36