Emma Watkins

emma@bluebrushtherapy.com

1a Harewood Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053

021 932 855

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.F.A (University of Canterbury 1999)
  • Masters in Art Therapy (University of Western Sydney, 2005)
  • Level One Theraplay and MIM 2017 (Institute of Theraplay)
  • Theraplay Group Work – Sunshine Circles Training (2017) (Institute of Theraplay)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • New Zealand Australian Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association

ACCREDITATIONS:

  • ACC approved for sensitive claims 2018
  • Registered Art Therapist
EMPLOYMENT:            

  • Independent practitioner in Christchurch operating as Blue Brush Therapy 2018
  • Specialist Clinician STOP Children’s Service, Christchurch 2015 – 2018
  • Specialist Clinician STOP Children’s Service, Christchurch 2011 – 2013
  • Art Therapy Consultant, Anglicare March – November 2010
  • Urban Arts Base volunteer 2009 – 2010
  • Project Manager Urban Arts Base, Art Therapist and supervisor for WAYS Youth Services, Sydney, Australia 2006 – 2009
  • Coordinator of Recreation and Lifestyle, Eddystone Nursing Home, Sydney Australia 2006
  • Residential Key Worker, Art Program Facilitator, The House With No Steps Disability Service, November 2004 – March 2006
EXPERIENCE:               

  • Over 13 years counselling experience working with children, adolescents and adults
  • Areas of special interest include working with children and mothers, attachment, trauma, mental health and playful interventions.