George Donikian


The television veteran born and raised in Sydney, joined CATA in 2019 and holds a number of Ambassadorial positions for organizations like BullyZero Australia, Carlton FC, Melbourne City FC & the Australian Intercultural Society.

As George became entrenched with CATA's stories from peoples lived experiences and Creative Art Therapy, he soon realised there was a deep and personal alignment to CATA's values and ethos. It didn't take long for George to develop his relationship with CATA's Board members and staff and accepted his patronship in 2020.

For George Donikian 2020, will mark 45 continuous years in the media and the beginning of his Patron vocation with Creative Art Therapy Australia.

"I have always managed to think outside the square and challenged convention, which explains why I chose to support CATA.

I believe we must always review the things we do or have done in our lives, especially post COVID-19.

Among those things, is the way we think and the way we choose to solve problems.

CATA is one such organization, it’s a pioneer and its counselors aim to look at dealing with unique challenges… in a quite different way.

They look at whether Creative Art Therapy… can assist in the lives of vulnerable people, who are going through the most difficult of times.

And they make sure they are with them throughout that journey every step of the way.

I also admire the Board members, who strive to make sure that Creative Art Therapy, continues to evolve and develop new strategies for people who need it most."