Art therapy groups

Birchtree Centre, 58 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge.

Cost: $50 per session – Concession rates available.
Dates: Runs each Friday through the school term
Facilitator: Liz Fitzgerald, Art Psychotherapist, MA (ATh), AThR


Using the creative process within a safe therapeutic group space, the Friday morning art therapy group at Birchtree Centre provides the opportunity to explore and give expression to feelings that may be difficult to communicate through words alone.

At times anxiety and depression are felt in ways that may be difficult to express. Exploring the self through the creative process can support people to connect with and gain insight into their feelings and relationships. Through creative communication, connections can be made, patterns of behavior can be considered and change instigated

No artistic skills are required, just a curiosity about the health and well-being benefits of the creative process. This approach is very effective in helping us to access feelings from the past and present.

These groups will allow time for individual art-making as well as processing and exploration of these images. The exploration of the images in the group is facilitated to be a safe and gentle but powerful process. The themes arising in the group are worked with to encourage insight and to support the working through of both conscious and unconscious material.

For further information or to book a space please contact:

Liz Fitzgerald – Ph. 0438 698 728
Or Email:

Please note that bookings are to be confirmed prior to attending.

About the Facilitator

Liz Fitzgerald
Liz Fitzgerald
Clinical Art Psychotherapist

With many years of experience in services and private practice, art therapist Liz has worked with adults and children, facilitating art therapy for people who have been affected by developmental trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety and self-harm. She offers a safe therapeutic space to create, express and connect. 

Liz works with people individually and in groups and is trained in a psychodynamic, trauma informed approach. She is a clinical supervisor and visiting lecturer on the Western Sydney University Master of Art Therapy course. Liz enjoys advocating for art therapy in the wider community, including teaching the Sydney University CCE course “An Introduction to Art Therapy”, and was the inaugural group leader of the ANZACATA Sydney regional group.

While Liz understands that not everyone feels comfortable making art to begin with, she believes that we don’t need to be good at art to benefit from the self-awareness we find though connecting with our creativity in a therapeutic setting.