Svetlana Bykovec

Art Therapist / Program Director

BA.,Psychology; Dip. Art Therapy; B.Holistic Counselling; Cert. AT Supervision; Cert. Advanced Focusing.

Svetlana is the Art Cabriolet’s senior art therapist and is responsible for researching, creating and facilitating programs that support children and adolescents enduring trauma. She works across a broad range of organisations including hospitals, hospices, youth centres, schools and sometimes outreach support.

Svetlana came to the Art Cabriolet 5 years ago when she volunteered for one of the programs and fell in love with the Art Cabriolet's vision.  As lead art therapist, her goal is to ensure that the art therapy team work with a person-centred philosophy and that each child and adolescent is always at the centre of sessions.

"For me it's all about seeing the individual in front of me and being fully present.  I always want to inspire them to empower themselves in their often powerless situation. No matter what challenges children and adolescents face, there is always a way for expression through the creative process."

Svetlana is currently completing her Masters in Creative & Expressive Arts Therapies.