Cert III Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft, Cert III Home & Community Care, B Fine Art (Printmaking & Sculpture), Grad Dip Therapeutic Arts Practice

Cielle van Vuuren is a post-graduate degree qualified art therapist at The Banyans Health and Wellness. Cielle has gained a variety of experiences in the therapeutic use of art to help individuals express and process their experiences and emotions. Her professional experience has seen her use art as a therapeutic point of connection in schools, communities and exhibitions, both in Australia and internationally.

Cielle adopts an empathic, strengths-based approach to therapy and endeavours to support guests towards curiosity, self-compassion and emotional wellbeing. Her therapeutic specialties involve creating a safe space for guests to experience the intrinsically mindful qualities of art making and discovery through various art media including painting, clay, collage and photography. She is especially interested in the intersection of art making, neurobiology, trauma and emotional well-being.

She is also a Tier 3 member of the Australian and New Zealand and Asian Creative Art Therapies Association (ANZACATA) and is  currently completing her Masters of Mental Health (Art Therapy) at the University of Queensland.