Chris Petrie is a practising artist and graphic designer. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Arts Practice and is a professionally qualified and registered Creative Arts Therapist with ANZACATA (The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association). Chris is also a registered NDIS provider and has his practice right here in Bass Coast.
Chris’ art therapy practice is called UpBeat Creative Arts Therapy or ‘UpBeat CAT’ for short. Chris also has extensive experience as an art teacher with children, adolescents and adults, teaching a wide range of art, craft and computer graphic related processes.
My therapeutic focus, is on the long term companioning of individuals in developing creative skills, creating work in their preferred modalities and producing creative assets for exhibition or sale. The therapeutic benefits are derived from building a trusting, safe relationship, with the opportunity to make sense of ones life through the exploration of the creative process.
My supports provide therapeutic benefits for health and mental well-being as well as improving self-confidence and self-esteem. The long-term nature of my creative therapeutic support, provides participants with time to learn skills and build resilience. After all, not everything always goes right..! Working towards goals of art exhibitions, a self published collection of poems and/or illustrations or the production of items for sale, creates the opportunity for contact with others, builds skills in interpersonal negotiation and provides opportunity for community participation.
For further information and a free consultation, call me on 0400 789 700 or email me at email@example.com