ABOUT

Mary-Helen Daly

“Creative expression offers an opportunity to liberate and free that part of the self that is defined and sometimes trapped by the inner critic.”

Mary-Helen Daly

Hello, I’m Mary-Helen. I’m a Transpersonal Art Therapist and Counsellor and I run Mark and Movement.

I started Mark and Movement 2020 offering online workshops exploring reconnecting to your body through spontaneity, play and intuitive mark making. It’s an invitation to let your unconscious do the work for you allowing inner world symbols, images, words and movements to be externalised in your outer world. My focus really is about liberating that part of the self that is defined and sometimes trapped by the inner critic.

Outside of Mark and Movement I work at an acute Mental Health Clinic in Sydney offering Art as therapy groups for just over two years to teens, young adults and older adults.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy – College of Complementary Medicine, 2021
  • Diploma of Counselling – IKON Institute, 2021
  • Bachelor of Digital Media – College of Fine Arts/UNSW 2012
  • Diploma of Screen – TAFE 2007

Certifications:

  • Accredited MHFA – Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2021
  • First Aid Training – HLTAI001, HLTAI002, HLTAID003 – 2021

Professional Development:

  • Dance Movement Therapy Foundations – Dance Therapy, NZ 2021
  • Embodying Culture Past, Present and Future – DTAA 2021
  • Autism, Sexuality and Gender Identity Masterclass – Neurodiversity Training, 2021
  • Playful Therapy for Children and Young People – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Find Your Hero Art Therapy – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Symbols and Sandplay – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Supporting Grieving Children – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Internal Family Systems Introduction Workshop – IFS Australia, 2020
  • Art of Healing: Supporting Grieving Adults Workshop – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Tree of Life Workshop – Sydney Centre for Creative Change, 2020
  • Dementia Friend – Dementia Australia, 2020

Placements:

  • Spectrum Therapy – Holistic Therapy For Children – Baulkham Hills, NSW
  • Inala – Disability Services – Kensington, NSW
  • Circle Lore – Vicki Dean – Workshop facilitation training – Yarramalong Valley, NSW
  • Happyfeet – Early Childhood Learning – Cartlon, NSW