ART THERAPY & COUNSELLING
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WHAT IS HIGHLANDS HOLISTIC?
Highlands Holistic Art Therapy & Counselling is owned and operated by Linda Burgess, an art therapist and mental health social worker. Highlands Holistic is an alternative to psychological counselling service in the southern Highlands, you are in the driver's seat for what happens in your therapy sessions. Various psychological strategies and transpersonal techniques help to guide you down the track that you want to take. I will sit with you as you take charge of your own healing on the journey to wellness.
Transpersonal art therapy and counselling are for wellbeing, mental health, parenting support, life changes. You may attend the office but sessions are also available online via zoom, you do not need a zoom account, I can send you a link. You may be eligible to claim a medicare rebate for the majority of your in person or online sessions through a mental health care plan. To check your eligibility beyond covid telehealth payments, go to http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/locator and enter your address.
Zoom online sessions give you the flexibility of seeing me at a time and place that suits you, when your children are having a nap but you can't leave the house, in your lunch break at work. You can be anywhere in the world and still get the support you need
Workshops and staff development days, educational and training groups are created for client groups and organisations on request. Clinical supervision and mentoring are also available.
A qualified mental health social worker and transpersonal art therapist who provides therapy services to those keen to improve their personal wellbeing and achieve their full potential in life. I have over 20 years of experience in working with people who have mental health issues and trauma, as well as issues around family, parenting and other life stresses. Art therapy and counselling sessions are also available for children, teens and adults with mental health issues, and disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum. If you have NDIS funding for yourself or your child, there are limited opportunities to provide art therapy sessions at your home or the child's school.
I have qualifications in transpersonal art therapy, psychology, social work and adult education. I am a member Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW), a registered provider with NDIS, and a registered Mental Health Social Worker, which entitles clients to Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan through your GP, for up to 10 visits per year (20 through covid).
Referrals through You in Mind and Star 4 Kids allow 12 free visits per year in addition to the 10 Medicare sessions.
After hours and Zoom online sessions by arrangement