Viva Vayspap Lipworth


Master of Art Therapy

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Viva received her Master of Art Therapy from the University of Western Sydney and is a member of the European Federation of Art Therapy.

Having had a long and respected career as a Senior Fashion Editor in the publishing industry, she has a deep understanding of the complex relationship between body image and self-esteem.

She is passionate about helping girls and women develop resilience and uses the art-making process to help her clients enhance their confidence, increase their social skills, ease anxiety, reduce pain and gain valuable insights into themselves.

Viva facilitates groups that allow people the freedom to select their own subjects, their preferred materials, and how they wish to take part.

She takes a multi-modal approach and has supported her own personal growth through many creative avenues. This includes following a dedicated yoga practice for over 20 years.

Viva has seen first-hand how making art provides an opportunity to explore feelings and emotions that often can’t be fully expressed through words.

She believes that time spent in the safety of the art space with others can be a healing and soothing experience that leads to positive social connections and long-term therapeutic outcomes.