Svetlana Bykovec

Senior Art Psychotherapist / Program Director

MA Therapeutic Arts Practice; BA.,Psychology; Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy; Grad Dip. Therapeutic Arts Practice; B.Holistic Counselling; Cert. AT Supervision; Cert. Advanced Focusing.

Svetlana is CATA's lead art therapist and is responsible for researching, creating and facilitating programs that support individuals enduring trauma. She works across a broad range of organisations including hospitals, hospices, youth centres, schools and outreach support. Some of her most sacred work is with end of life children and their families.

Svetlana engages both individually and in small groups, providing a person-centred, creative and holistic approach. She combines her knowledge, skills and training in the field of art therapy and psychotherapy to effectively support diverse populations with a variety of needs.

Svetlana came to CATA in their fourth year when she volunteered for one of the programs and fell in love with CATA's vision.  As lead art therapist, her goal is to ensure that the art therapy team work with a trauma-informed and person-centred philosophy so that every person is always at the centre of sessions.