Bettina works as a lecturer for Whitecliffe College in a part-time capacity. She also works in private practice from a studio in Lyttelton, and runs arts therapy workshops for a variety of health/mental health organisations. She came to arts therapy after working as an educator, teacher, community facilitator and community event organiser for NGOs in Canterbury. She trained and worked as a gardener for many years, often in community settings. Her experience of the healing effect of nature on herself and others has influenced her practice as an arts therapist.