Debra Cowen

Lecturer Transpersonal Art Therapy & Counselling


Diploma Fine Arts,
Advanced Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy Therapy/Counselling,
Certificate iv in Workplace Training and Assessment,
Certificate of Shamanism and Transformational Mask,
Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work,

Debra’s STORY

Debra has been teaching the Transpersonal Art Therapy course at the college since 2012 and the Counselling course since 2018.
Debra chose this profession, because of her own creative experience, when she studied Fine Arts. Through her lense of imagination and creativity, she experienced profound healing. It was then the most natural step forward, for her, to want to help others and to study the Transpersonal Therapies, go into private practise, and then teach others, wanting to be practitioners themselves.

Being a teacher and also in private practise, Debra has the opportunity, of not only teaching a subject which she is so passionate about and is so aligned with how she sees the world, but also bringing to the table, the evidence based healing outcomes, in the many ways they appear. For Debra it is such a meaningful experience, to guide and educate, with the emphasis on a strong foundation and balance of the academic and the experiential, bringing in the healing qualities and magic of imagination, humour, curiosity, self expression and playfulness.