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holistic counselling | workshops | creative therapies
art therapy studio

Our Services


Holistic Counselling

& Art Therapy

Offering unique client centered therapies to assist people in times of difficulty, people with mental health struggles or those feeling lost to find creative light, direction and spark within themselves.


Disability &
NDIS Services

Helping people living with disability to access their inner resources and find creative new ways of communicating through art.  We work with neurodiverse teens & adults to help them find their gifts and flourish in life using an empowering strengths-based approach.


Eating Disorder

Specialising in the holistic treatment of eating disorders and body issues that address the whole person and help to bring the client back in to relationship with their body.  Having a therapist with lived experience creates empathy and understanding in sessions.

I'm the founder of Live Softly Studio.

I am a certified art therapist and love working with people to help them tap in to their creative selves and I am also comfortable working in the deepest levels of our experience to help people heal from trauma and navigate difficult periods in their life. I specialise in the treatment of  eating disorders, and work in the Eating Disorders Unit at Wesley hospital, Sydney.

As well as being an art therapist I have had a long career in the creative industries , I teach sustainable design and I am the founder of Live Softly , a social enterprise craft workshop supporting women in Nepal. I offer creative mentorship, design workshops and art therapy groups tailored to an individuals or company's needs.


Hi,  I'm Elise


‘In my sessions with Elise I was able to talk about things I had never spoken aloud. She helped me to open to the heart of the matter while feeling securely held and heard.


Where I felt stuck and hopeless I now have a new direction and the tools to make the changes I had wanted for so long . I feel more alive in my body and can see the positive changes

happening in my daily life.'

- Alison

Book a Session

Our art therapy studio is based in Chatswood, NSW

Online Sessions available via Zoom

email | elise@livesoftly.co

phone | 0401 101 793


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