Nicola Turschwell, Gestalt and Somatic Art Therapist, offers a range of wellness services including private counselling sessions, somatic art therapy, supportive space for groups and clinical supervision.
Nicola Turschwell is an experienced therapist and relational facilitator who recognises the powers of art therapy. Creativity is a key element in harnessing the wisdom of the body and accessing new ideas and innovation. All the body engages as the individaul communicates with symbols and visual mediums. They feel what resonates with them as they interact with the materials and find ways to soothe and regulate the nervous system.
No art experience is necessary – it is impossible to ‘get it wrong’ because the creativity is an expression of the individual. – Nicola
Nicola specialises in creating a positive culture for all manner of groups – whether it be work teams, community groups or specialised gatherings such as clinicians in the supervision context. She provides a range of creative, customised workshops to improve the leadership, wellness and quality of communication in the group. Through dynamic interactive group processes she mindfully fosters sustained change.
Nicola has trained in advanced professional clinical supervision with Gestalt Therapy Brisbane and provides Clinical Supervision to Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists and Counsellors. Frameworks she uses are influenced by Proctor & Inskipp with a Gestalt and Somatic Art Therapy underpinning.
She provides professional development programs on topics such as working with trauma, self care for clinicians, art therapy for children, intercultural therapeutic care and more.
‘the living impulse in each of us which continually begins again’
‘to come forth, spring up, grow, thrive, swell’
“Nicci worked with our team of lawyers who deal daily with vicarious trauma. The systems we work with are rigid, and our legal training rigidifies our thinking, our processes, and our practice. It is with this background, and with a desire to break the mould that’s been cast for us, that we reached out to Nicci to get us flowing. In her session, Nicci opened up our creativity, and also conversations between our staff, and I believe her work had a significant impact on how we do our work. I recommend Nicci for her many qualities, but in particular, her empathy, her direction, and her creativity.”