Megan Shiell is the Principal and Founder of Expressive Therapy Clinic. She provides Individual therapy using DBT and Art Psychotherapy to clients and specializes in training other Health Care Professionals.


To read more about Megan click here.


BA. Psych (Hons), D. Psych (Clin), MAPS


Dr Vanessa Anseline is a Clinical Psychologist for individuals, couples and families. She practices with a team of medical practitioners at a local private hospital, the Currumbin Clinic. At the clinic Vanessa runs outpatient and inpatient groups based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, creative therapies and mindfulness. Groups focus on recovery from depression, anxiety, relationship issues and addictions. Vanessa has also presented stress management workshops to companies, such as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).


Making an appointment is easy. Either phone or email the practice to book an appointment. If you obtain a referral from your GP, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates for 6 -10 sessions per calendar year. Bulk billing may be available through Medicare. Please check with your doctor for more information.



Ph: 0422 228 209

Vanessa provides therapy for children, adults and elders. Her key interests involve psychotherapy for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Relationship / Family issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Grief & loss
  • Adjustment issues
  • Pain management
  • Anxiety related to gastrointestinal disorders
  • Trauma
  • Work / Life stress
  • Life transitions
  • Personal development
  • Anger issues
  • Child & Youth Counselling
  • Woman’s health issues
  • Ageing issues


BA (Hons), MA, UKCP


Integrated Support for Children and Families


Sometimes our children need an extra hand to manoeuvre through the obstacles of growing up. Maybe you are having concerns over your child’s behaviour, maybe they seem down, angry or anxious, or are having problems making friends or learning? At times it is hard to figure out what is being communicated.


At the Expressive Therapy Clinic we offer a psychotherapeutic service with on- going support for the family as well as the child or young person. Psychotherapy can help resource a child to face circumstances like bereavements, illness, divorce, transition or trauma. It creates a unique space for a child to understand and process his or her feelings in order to better face the challenges of growing up. If you are concerned about your child please get in touch. We have a confidential, non-judgemental and family centred approach.


Integrative Psychotherapist specialising in Children and Families I have worked with children, young people and families for over ten years in a wide range of professional and clinical roles. I gained a Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts, and a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, London. My interest in post-structuralism and psychoanalytic thought is also reflected in a second Masters in Gender Studies and Religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

As a psychotherapist I pull together various strands of evidence- based theory to best support the individual child, young person or family. I use a unique approach by including a wide range of art materials to aid communication and expression; words are certainly not the only useful tool when working with children. A flexible, playful and open approach is driven by my motivation to meet both the emotional and relational needs of my clients.


I have worked with children and young people between the ages of 3- 18 years old that have faced trauma, loss, separation, anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioural problems, ADHD, ASD, selective mutism, encopresis and learning difficulties. I offer parenting support and on-going support for schools and other professionals.


Upcoming workshops at ETC- watch this space


Creative Ways of Communicating with Hard-to-Reach children This experiential weekend course fuses neuroscientific research, child development theory and creative skills to assist professionals and carers when working with hard to reach children. We will explore the inner world of the child who has faced trauma and develop skills to equip professionals and carers to effectively communicate with vulnerable children and young people.


Please contact Megan Shiell on 0417084846 for further detail (Currently on maternity leave)


Artist for 30 years. Trained to a Certificate 4 level of Community Service in 2012.


Karen has been working with various commercial artists in the sign world for 30 years. In this time she has learnt many traditional ways to create the image commercially, artistically and using the correct mediums, brushes and colour for the project. This knowledge has been passed down from the traditional muralists and hand painting artists. The technique is unique and has taken many years for Karen to learn from the Masters of this niche trade.


For further information contact Karen on or phone 0431 015 898.

Karen has international experience in the following areas:

  • 24 carat gold leaf application
  • Artistic layout
  • Enlarging from thumbnail sketches
  • Using the correct medium for the right project and colour technique
  • Correct brush applicable for the work
  • Enhance your artistic approach
  • How to prepare backgrounds and faux finishes
  • Sterling silver wire wrapping.

These techniques are easy to learn and Karen, for many years, has helped people of all ages to enhance their artwork and expertise in all fields of creativity. Varied courses available.