About

Kimberly Hetherington | Art Therapy with Kimberly

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
– Carl Jung

My name is Kimberly, and I’m an Art Therapy student. I currently live in beautiful Sydney, Australia with my fiancé.

I love to write, read, create, listen to podcasts, be in nature, and experience raw and honest conversations that go beyond the ‘mask’ of everyday life. Human beings fascinate me more than any other creature.

I was born in the beautiful mountains of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Even though I spent only about a month there at birth, I still consider Vancouver my home. That crisp mountain air smells like heaven, and nothing relaxes me quite as much as being in mountains. My father was a Canadian Diplomat so my childhood consisted of moving around the world. I grew up in Pakistan, Egypt, Ghana, Jamaica, Ukraine, and Ottawa, Canada. Right after I graduated University in Ottawa, I moved to China and lived there for two and a half years. In August 2015, I moved to Australia and have remained here ever since.

As with anyone, my childhood greatly shaped the person I’ve become. My nomadic upbringing made me highly attuned and sensitive to other people. As a young girl, I was constantly re-adjusting to what was socially acceptable and cool in the country I was in. Just when I got the hang of it, we’d move. It was difficult to keep up, but eventually I learned how to blend into the background and camouflage seamlessly into my surroundings.

It’s taken me a lot of unlearning to rediscover who I am. Self-discovery is a process I truly value and honour. It’s a joyful and freeing experience to tap into our true self because it’s a place of endless flow and ease; there is no force, nor resistance. It just is.

I believe that art can help clear the way for healing, self-discovery and resilience by tapping into something greater than ourselves.


Qualifications

  • Adv. Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy & Counselling. (College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney, Australia. Current student)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. 2013)

Professional Development

  • Mental Health First Aid Officer, 2019
  • Solution Focused Therapy Training, 2019
  • Bereaved from Suicide, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, 2019