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Nikoo Chamani Wonderful Mind Therapy and Counselling

Nikoo Chamani AThR, MA | She/her

I am passionate about what I do. I have always loved listening to others’ stories and soon became fervent about exploring human’s behaviour and responses to unexpected events. I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter.


I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex. I have a deep interest in art and philosophy as I believe they make us think deeper and see the reality from different angels. We live based on our interpretations of events and often our feelings are associated with our perceptions and not necessarily the actual reality. 

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Often the hands solve a mystery that intellect had struggled with in vain.

Carl Jung

Method of therapy

Art in any form is a vessel of communication in which our true colours are symbolized and served to the outside world.  From neuroscience perspective, we understand that our behavioural and emotional responses to art and art making evolve from our limbic brain. Trauma is also stored in the same area of the brain, especially when it comes to stress responses (freeze, fight, or flight).


My higher education training (MA. Art Therapy - La trobe Uni) led me to expand my carrier in psychosocial recovery coaching and clinical art psychotherapy with children and adults who are challenged with psychosocial or physical impairments. I work as a key worker and an art therapist at Wonderful Mind and DPV health. In a multi disciplinary team and in consultation with other professionals, I plan and implement strategies to support children with special needs to expand their developments and reach to their highest potentials. I have learnt from the theory of attachment that our peace, sense of well-being and life decisions are mostly associated with our psychological needs. These needs are at most shaped during the first 3 years of our lives and in response to how we were nurtured and cared for. Childhood trauma effects on the brain, personality developments and our emotional intelligence. It often creates a pattern of survival behaviors that repeatedly occur in our relationships as an adult.


In trauma art therapy and counselling, I utilise sensory activities and cognitive reasoning to help my clients with processing their traumatic experiences. I drag from different modalities such as EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Phenomenological, Attachment and in particular Neuroscience, to assist my clients in connecting with their emotional brain, aiming to rewire their unconscious or stress responses. I work to assist my clients in getting distance from their experiences and to process their trauma in a safe space and through a different perspective.

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