Welcome to Creative Alchemist
Express Yourself Using Art
Hi! I am Samm and I will be your Expressive Arts Therapist today. I offer Zoom sessions, in person sessions, one-on-one and group sessions. I have a passion for working with your Inner Child, Dreams, Addictions, Emotional and Mental Abuse or just holding the space while you express yourself in whatever way you need to express yourself. More than anything I dream of helping you learn how to love yourself, be kind and compassionate to yourself because you are the most important person in your life — Book in with me today and start your wellness journey!
Who I am
My name is Samm Starrs. I have trained in Transpersonal Art Therapy and have a Bachelor's degree in Arts Psychotherapy. I come from a client-centred, strengths-based framework, knowing that YOU are the expert of yourself. Art therapy isn't just about drawing and painting, it is so much more. It encompasses movement, drama, music, sand tray as well as all the other art mediums such as paint, charcoal, pastels and more. There is absolutely no art skill needed in order to gain benefit from arts therapy. On this site you will find out about any events or workshops I am running as well as being able to get in contact for one-on-one or group sessions. Contact me today!
The Future I See
I understand the importance of support in a person's life and I acknowledge that every single person is unique. As unique beings, the way we process our lives is very different and art therapy allows each individual to explore their lives in a way that meets their needs. Talk therapy is beneficial but it is only one way of exploring your life, your needs, your problems. Arts therapy draws on many different modalities and helps explore sometimes difficult issues in a far more gentle way to bring about insight and change. I am dedicated to providing my clients with individual ways of processing that they can take with them outside of the therapy room and put into practice in the real world. I help people discover the tools they already have available and I have a treasure chest of other tools that can be tried to see what works. My mission is to allow people to experience unconditional acceptance of themselves and how they want to show up in the world. I want to help people see how much worth they have and how strong and capable they really are.
Values and Ethics
Most importantly, I want to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands each of us live, work and play on. I wish to acknowledge I live on the unceded land of the Yugimbir peoples and feel blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the planet. I would like to pay my respects to the Elders of this land, past, present and emerging.
Honesty, confidentiality, integrity, inclusion, authenticity and transparency are just some of the values I hold dear. All genders including non-binary, all cultures, all races, all religions, all humans no matter how you show up in the world, everyone is welcome here.
I have a number of offerings designed to help you explore yourself and express yourself in whatever way you need. All my offers can be tailored to suit your needs and work toward your goals.
Individual Art Therapy
In person or via Zoom
These individual sessions run for approximately 50 minutes and it is all about you. What you need. What you want to explore or express. I provide you with the tools, the processes and the deep witnessing that is needed. You can talk or you can let your art do the talking, in this space you are in charge. I am here to listen, to witness and to honour your process and your Being.
Group Art Therapy
Group art therapy brings people together who want to work on the same things. It allows us space to be with other people who have had similar experiences. It allows sharing and creative collaboration toward healing by being able to express yourself within the safety of a group. This is a great way to form some deep connections and support yourself and others.
Discovering your own meaning
I facilitate your journey into the realm of your unconscious symbolism. Together we will find the key symbols found within your dreams and look at the relationship between them. We will dive into your unconscious language and discover the messages contained within your dreams. I will help you discover the story your mind is trying to tell you.