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Sarah Nightingale

Sarah Nightingale

Art Therapist


Tired of talking and want to listen a little more to what is going on inside? Art Therapy is an effective way of literally drawing your attention to what is important to you right now. It can help you to acknowledge, accept and create action.
Sarah Nightingale art therapist wellington

Contact Details
M.  021 426 299

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Practice Locations

Island Bay, Wellington

Online Art Therapy via Skype

Or I can come to you with my mobile office.


Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm 
Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from 6pm


Individuals $80
ACC clients fully funded for Sensitive Claims

Client Types

Children, adolescents, adults.


Areas of Special Interest

Children and young people: anxiety, anger, learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Counselling/Therapy Services

I work with young people who may suffer from anxiety, worry, loss or who struggle to control their anger. Often people I work with have been through traumatic experiences, but sometimes they are just looking to learn some more about themselves and develop a stronger sense of identity. 

Using art as a counselling medium can be very helpful for people who feel unable to talk much about their experience. It is also an effective way of gaining insight into thoughts, feelings and experiences that lie at the heart of unhappiness. You do not have to be an artist to engage in Art Therapy, or even to be good at art. All you need is a willingness to try to visually represent some of your feelings or thoughts and to let the process guide you towards getting to know yourself better. 

I have particular experience working with young people with special needs, particularly those on the Autism Spectrum. Before I trained as an Art Therapist, I worked in education and educational psychology. 

I also regularly run art-based support groups to build confidence and resilience, develop social skills or to overcome specific challenges, such as dyslexia. 


Counselling/Therapy Approach

I use art based activities to help clients gain awareness of themselves and their experiences and how these are influencing their feelings and actions.


Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Art Therapist
  • Member Australia New Zealand Art Therapy Association (MANZATA)
  • NZCER Level C Assessor
  • ACC Registered Counsellor


  • MAAT Clinical 
  • Masters of Education (Psychology)

Background and Experience

I have several years experience working as an Art Therapist with children and young people. I have a background in education and training in Educational Psychology. I am currently completing training as sandplay practitioner.