Avrille Burrows is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Arts Therapist having worked with families for over a decade across community mental health and private practice. Avrille has worked with adults and children, and also specializes in working with the infant-parent relationship, and the difficulties that arise around pregnancy, birth and adjustment to parenthood.
Avrille uses creativity gently to explore, process and support the integration of trauma. Due to the way trauma behaves, when paired with talk therapy the experience can be incredibly insightful and beneficial to a person's wellbeing.
As a woman of color and migrant, Avrille has the lived experience of what it feels like to ‘navigating two worlds’ and is passionate about providing space to explore family dynamics, identity and what it means to work and live as a settler on this land.
Avrille uses a mix of evidence-based interventions with a humanistic and psychodynamic lens. She is registered with the AASW, ANZACATA, a member with AAIMH and a registered Circle of Security® Parent Educator. Avrille can also provide clinical supervision for social work and cultural supervision.
Area of Focus
- Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
- Self-Esteem and Self-Development
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
- Bachelor of Social Work (hons)
- Adv Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy
- Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
- Circle Of Security Parent Educator
- Infant Mental Health, Attachment, Parenting, Neurodevelopment, Breastfeeding, Development
- Art Therapy, Sand Tray, Play and creative therapy for Trauma, Self expression & Identity
- POC/WOC and cultural identity and interpersonal dynamics
- Aboriginal and Torres Straight islander wellbeing