Nikki has worked in the field of mental health within the private and public sectors for the last 30 years and has facilitated hundreds of workshops working with individuals helping them to rediscover and develop their own processing skills that allows for authentic self-worth and wellbeing.
She works with children, adolescents and adults with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and specialises in the areas of self-regulation, resilience building, raising self-esteem, anger management, bereavement and social isolation.
Nikki is also a qualified Consulting Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner (neurolinguistic programming), Pranic Energy Healing and is a Reiki Master, focusing her work in the areas of Sacred Geometry, Metaphysics and Quantum Physics. Her intention is to use these various modalities in conjunction with her theoretical training to offer a bespoke service that resonates with the individual or group to provide a therapeutic outcome.
Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education & Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 Education Centres (ESCI) and is funded by the The Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative. In 2018, Nikki was invited to join the initiative as a Creative Cluster Facilitator – She currently facilitates 2 Cluster Groups 2020.
Nikki is the Founder of the Emily Ash Trust – a registered charity for families affected by childhood cancers. She also volunteers monthly as an Art Psychotherapist for Recovery Haven Cancer Support in Killorglin. Co. Kerry.
Nikki Roberts is fully qualified Art Psychotherapist and a member of IACAT – Irish Association of Creative Art Therapies – holding a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in art psychotherapy. She is also a qualified EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desesitization Reprocessing)
She is the creator and designer of the “I AM” Integrating Art & Mindfulness programme including an online course– approved by the Department of Education. She is the author of two childrens workbooks, a teachers’ resource book and a parent’s book published by educate.ie
Nikki is the Creative Designer for Difference Days, an organization that facilitates corporate socially responsible events.
Art therapy can be helpful for people who find it challenging to express themselves verbally. You don’t have to be ‘good at art’ to participate in art therapy, just arrive with a willingness and openness to try expression through the use of art materials. The focus of art therapy is not on the outcome of the image or form created, but rather the process of self-expression and resulting therapeutic relationship. It is a wonderful approach for the very young, or compromised children who don’t have the vocabulary to articulate how they are feeling.
Nikki Roberts was invited to write an article for the mental health awareness campaign - A Lust for Life – the brainchild of Niall Breslin (aka Bressie).
Read the article here: The Healing Power of Art Therapy