Meet Hannah Eriksen-Gowing

Hannah Eriksen-Gowing, B.A. (Psych), PGDipCAT, MAAT (Clinical) Hons

Creative Arts Therapist (Clinical) - Takapuna Clinic

Hannah brings a sense of warmth, openness, and curiosity to help others co-create fertile soil and grounds for their own growth. Hannah is motivated and passionate about nature-connected arts therapy, valuing somatic body-connected work and holistic healing. She takes a strengths-based, client-centred approach and is passionate about helping children, teenagers and their families cultivate tools that will empower them to heal and grow.

Hannah has worked as an arts therapist in a diverse range of settings, including a local high-school, rest homes, hospices and in the disability sector. She has worked with clients with dementia, terminal illness, physical disabilities, those who are grieving, those who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, Fragile X Syndrome, AFS), as well as with those who suffer from mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.

Hannah is a strong advocate for the decolonisation of the field of mental health and has been raised to value the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This is reflected in the client-centred, roots-based, and culturally sensitive approach that she employs.

Professional Qualifications
- Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy (Clinical) awarded with First Class Honours, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
- Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Creative Arts Therapy (Clinical), Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Media Studies), The University of Auckland

Memberships to Professional Colleges/Boards
AThR., Professional Membership with The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)