Phoenix Institute of Australia


Art Therapists

Sian Renee Hiley - Joie De Vivre Counselling
BA Psychology, Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy, Current studies in Dance Movement Therapy, Working with Children permit
Memberships: QMACA
Suburbs: Carlton, Kew
Phone: : 0414 607 052

Sian offers both private counselling and group workshops. All services are infomred by a holistic perspective, which explores and validates all dimensions of the human experience. Clients have the opportunity to experience a range of Arts Therapy processes including drawing, painting, sculpture, meditation, relaxation, dream work and movement.

Jyoti Thomas - Creative Connections
Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy, Cert Initiatic Art Therapy, Assoc. Dip Social Science, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Marriage Celebrant
Memberships: QMACA
Suburbs:Daylesford/Ballarat and Surrounding areas
Phone: : 5348 3228

I believe we all have a natural and inherent healing ability and hold our own answers. I aim to create an atmosphere of safety and warmth in which to empower clients to access this part of themselves via creativity to understand and move through difficulties.

Over the past 10yrs years I have worked extensively with groups and individuals. My background as an Art Therapist includes work with women, children and adolescents recovering from Family Violence, trauma and/or abuse issues. I also work with those struggling with Depression, Grief and Life Transitions.

Alongside counselling skills some of the modalities used are Sandplay, Clay Field, Guided Drawing, Body Mapping, Drawing and Relaxation methods.

I am available for organisations and workplaces for Staff Professional Development, de-briefing and Team building Programs.

Given that I also have a love for the power of ritual, I am a registered Marriage Celebrant with the aim of helping couples create an authentic, sacred and meaningful Marriage ritual.

Simona Weinstein

Art Therapist

BA (Psychology), BBus (Accounting), Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Dip Theta Mastery, Cert IV Training & Assessment.

Simona has been working as an art therapist and counsellor since graduating from Phoenix Institute in both the public and private sectors. Her experience as an art therapist includes working with people in palliative care, mental health, youth-at-risk, bullying programs, eating disorders and Asperger's spectrum disorders. Simona has over 20 years' experience in business and coaching, and has lectured in universities and private workshops, locally and overseas. She has worked as an accountant and operations manager.

Simona's aim is to continue educating the public in Australia about the power of art therapy, offering this creative form of counselling as a mainstream therapeutic option.

Her life includes nurturing her family, painting, running, yoga and enjoying a hearty laugh.