Eliza Gibbons

Eliza is a registered clinical arts therapist and registered teacher. Her role is to coordinate and support the delivery of the year 3 MACAT programme as well as teaching into and assisting with the PGDip and year 2 programmes.

Eliza’s approach is gentle, embodied and playful, privileging sensory, somatic, non-verbal forms of expression. Her aim is to establish spaces where people feel safe and are able to take risks, stepping into the unknown to create change. Eliza holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from The University of Auckland, Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching from Auckland University of Technology, Diploma of Dance/Movement Therapy gained through Dance and Arts Therapy New Zealand and a Master of Arts in Arts Therapy from Whitecliffe.

Eliza draws from experience working with groups and individuals of all ages both as an educator and clinical arts therapist. She runs her own private practice where she is a registered sensitive claims provider for ACC, is contracted to the Ministry of Education and works alongside multi-disciplinary teams providing support to people through various funding schemes.

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