BSc, MEd, Dip Psych, MAAT, AThR
Provisional Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)
Professional Member of ANZATA Australia and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA)
Pat is a Registered Arts Therapist, graduating from Auckland’s Whitecliffe College of Art and Design Masters of Arts Therapy programme. As part of her clinical placement at Te Omanga hospice, she supported terminally-ill patients and also supported children, adolescents and adults with grief and loss. Pat has also initiated therapeutic community arts projects for migrants and recently-arrived refugees, following experience working for Red Cross Refugee Services. A particular interest is incorporating mindfulness into her arts therapy practice. She has extensive experience as an educator (adults and children), frequently in multicultural settings, overseas and in New Zealand.
Currently Working at: residential care homes offering art therapy for the elderly, Te Whare Ahuru, a secure mental health unit at Lower Hutt Hospital, and offers individual art therapy at Moera Community House.