Supreet Chadha

Kikkli - in expression, there is growth.

 

Expressive (art, creative) therapies are based on the idea that expression and creativity enhance well-being by being a natural aspect of all cultures and human experience.

 

Areas of Special Interest

  • managing anxiety
  • depression and other mental health issues
  • addictions
  • promoting self-esteem
  • trauma-Informed therapy

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Expressive Therapies are holistic – attending to emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual well-being – and aligns well with indigenous models of health and well-being.

Expressive therapies use creative processes to help you explore and express unconscious material that is often difficult to articulate in words. Using the arts, you are more likely to practice new patterns of healthier behaviour. The emphasis is on the process rather than meaning making or the end product. This type of therapy can be practiced with individuals, groups, families and communities.

 

Expressive Therapies can help with:

  • Building healthy coping mechanisms
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Processing traumatic experiences
  • Increasing intra and inter personal skills
  • Reduction of stress and anxiety
  • Maintaining well-being
  • Increase in self-confidence, compassion and self esteem
  • Improving communication skills

 

Kikkli offers expressive therapy in addition to traditonal talking therapy that hopes to pave a way towards growth and well-being. The types of expression can include visual art, writing, sculpture, sand tray, movement and even music from time to time!

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I am a Registered Clinical Arts Therapist based in Auckland and currently work with adults in the mental health, addictions, forensic and trauma sectors. My practice is informed by a behavioral, psychoanalytical and person-centered framework.

 

Background and Experience

In my 7 years working in the field of mental health and addictions, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, groups and families over a variety of issues. My work experience ranges from working in organizations like WALSH Trust and Odyssey House to my own current private practice, Kikkli Expressive Therapies.

 

Supervision Services

I provide clinical supervision for professionals working in the addictions and mental health field using a strengths-based approach that focusses on building confidence, knowledge, and sense of professional identity.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Professional Member of the Australian, NZ and Asian Arts Therapy Association (MANZACATA)
- Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Accredited Clinical Supervisor with the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Masters of Arts in Arts Therapy
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
- Postgraduate Diploma in Art in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Q Testimonials

"Supreet was an excellent counsellor + really listened to me with no judgement."

"I can only say that Supreet has gained lots of insight on expressive therapies with rich experience in the field. I have witnessed her clients improving."

"My son has chosen a preschool and is very excited to begin there… This shows that we have come a long way with your therapy."

"I feel like I am in a very good place now following our sessions and going back to (hometown). I have taken a lot of steps forward which we discussed and I finally feel like I care about myself and love myself a little bit more. I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me. You have helped me in more ways than I could have imagined! I feel like a new woman and revitalised in all honesty! I feel great!"

Q Languages

English
Hindi हिंदी
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Q Appointments

Monday to Wednesday
8am to 6pm

Q Fees

- Therapy $120 per hour session (+GST)
- ACC Sensitive Claims (cost covered by ACC) subject to eligibility.
- Clinical Supervision $120 per hour session (+GST)

Q Payment Options

Cash, Online Banking