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Counselling & Art Therapy

Donna Hensen is a qualified counsellor and art therapist who specializes in working with Indigenous clients who have experienced trauma.

Donna has extensive experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and her practice is based on the belief that culture is an important part of healing. Donna uses art therapy as a way to help her clients express themselves.. She also incorporates traditional healing methods into her practice. Donna’s ultimate goal is to help her clients heal from their trauma and live fulfilling lives.

The approach is unique in that it combines traditional art forms with modern psychological techniques.

Donna has developed her own form of Aboriginal Art Therapy which has been very effective for people of all backgrounds. Her approach is unique in that it combines traditional art forms with modern psychological techniques. The result is a powerful form of therapy that can help people to overcome a wide range of psychological issues. Among other things, her approach has been shown to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, it can also help people to develop a greater sense of self-awareness and to improve their relationships with others.

Aboriginal art therapy is a unique and powerful form of healing that can promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

As an Aboriginal woman, Donna is proud to offer her art therapy services to those who are seeking to improve their lives. She offers both individual and group counselling, as well as art therapy training for therapists and support people who work with clients.

Her goal is to help clients reach their full potential and to live healthy, happy lives. She firmly believes that Aboriginal art therapy can make a profound difference in the lives of those who are struggling with personal issues or are dealing with the aftermath of trauma. If you are seeking a safe and supportive environment in which to heal and grow, Donna invites you to contact her. She is  confident that she can help you identify your personal barriers and develop strategies to move past them.

Some of the services that Donna provides:

  • Individual counselling
  • Individual or group Art Therapy
  • Training for therapist and support people working with Indigenous clients as Donna is passionate about her mob getting the service they deserve
  • Supervision for organisations – either in person or Zoom video, Australia wide.

Some of her clients:

  • NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Gestault Therapy Australia 
  • University of Queensland
  • Healing Foundation
  • The Seedling Group
  • Knowmore Legal Service WA


“I’ve always been a very guarded person regarding my emotions and feelings.  My entire life (I’m 50 now), I have struggled with feeling comfortable in situations where I may have to be serious and express my deeper feelings and emotions – I’ve always masked this struggle/fear with excess sarcasm and cynicism.  Donna had a way about her that instantly made me feel comfortable, and somehow, I knew that I could trust her (which is very difficult for me).  The space that Donna created, with her powerful wisdom, understanding, and empathetic presence, allowed me to go deep into myself where I discovered what had been holding me back for so many years…it was a massive personal insight.  I was truly amazed and I’m extremely grateful for Donna’s ability to connect with me effortlessly and naturally in a very helpful and meaningful way.  From my heart, thank you Donna.” (Ex US Marine) This session only took about 40 minutes.