About

Kimberly Hetherington | Art Therapy with Kimberly

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

Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Kimberly and I currently live in Sydney, Australia. 

I was born in Vancouver, Canada, and raised in Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Jamaica and Ukraine. 

Since I can remember I’ve been interested in human behaviour. I’ve always loved people and how life can be lived a million different ways. I relate strongly to the quote, “there’s isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story.” People are so loveable once you understand them and see where they’re coming from.

I believe the combination of being raised in different countries and having a wonderfully vibrant but also deeply depressed older sister was the perfect education for a career in mental health. On October 13th, 2013, my world changed forever when my sister, Elizabeth, died. She was only 26 years old. Her loss pierced through the layers of beliefs and foundations on which I saw the world. It led me on a journey towards understanding my own mortality and seeking answers through spirituality, art therapy, and traditional psychotherapy. Ultimately, it led to a career in transpersonal art therapy. In many ways, it feels like this career found me. My sister was also a gifted artist and I believe my work pays tribute to her life. 

Art in all of its forms can be a powerful tool for processing emotional pain, reducing anxiety, and increasing feelings of connection. Especially when it’s held in a group format. Loneliness and isolation are an epidemic in our modern lives. Feeling seen and heard for who we truly are is so critical in our being. 

Qualifications

Diploma of Meditation Facilitation
Meditation Teacher Training College, Sydney, Australia. 2021.

Advanced Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy 
College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney, Australia. 2020.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. 2013.

Diploma of Travel and Tourism
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa, Canada. 2009.

Certificate of Communication and Media Studies 
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa, Canada. 2007.

Professional Development

In addition to ongoing supervision with a registered art therapist, I am regularly engaged in further studies and workshops to deepen my work and scope within art therapy, including Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mental Health First Aid, Grief Counselling, Buddhist Psychotherapy, and Eastern Mindfulness practices.

Membership & Insurance

International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Insured by BMS.

 

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