Katy Scoones, (Vis. Arts Dpl., BA, MA, Prof. Art Therapist, Advanced Equine-Facilitated Wellness Cert.Cdte), is a Professional Art Therapist currently working alongside members of the Esquimalt Nation Community and in private practice. Her previous work as an intern with Victoria Child and Youth Mental Health, and the South Island Eating Disorders Program, has inspired her to create a gentle person-centered approach. She has honed her therapeutic and clinical counseling skills with diverse populations and this experience has taught her that at the heart of so many struggles, is the longing for self-acceptance, authentic connection and purpose-filled living.
In her newly built “Spotted Dog Studio” she offers children, youth and adults the benefits of engaging with the Creative Arts and more recently, approaches in Expressive Play and Sand Tray Therapies. Mindful of the healing properties of the natural world and compelled by the evidenced-based research into animal-assisted therapies, Katy is an Advanced Certification Candidate in Equine Facilitated Wellness (NAEFW). In both her studio and farm practice, Katy will gently encourage you to focus on the present moment, embrace a compassionate connection to your self, learn to listen to the wisdom of the body-mind, and shine the unique light that is within you.
* Katy is a member in good standing with the BCATA and NAEFW and is a life-long learner involved in Professional Development workshops in all areas of counselling and the Expressive Therapies.