Purple Carrots Counselling

We offer a multitude of one-on-one arts-based services such as skill building, counselling and expressive arts therapeutic sessions for children, youth, and adults of the Purple Carrots community. Sessions are led by members of our multidisciplinary staff team at Purple Carrots Drama Studio, who are available for bookings in their specialized area of expertise or study. These private sessions will focus on developing and addressing an individual’s particular skills, interests, or goals, by using the arts within a concentrated counselling session. With a multi-talented team of Facilitators, Artists, Educators, Therapists and Counsellors, we aim to ensure that there is something for everyone, and that our individual programming and service options at Purple Carrots Counselling are strength-based, goal oriented, and as beautifully diverse as the community we serve.

Take a look at the list of our professionals and the services they offer below!

Expressive Arts Therapist, Educator, and Improvisor

Alana Perri

Alana Perri is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Educator, and Improvisor as well as, the Executive Director and Owner of Purple Carrots Drama Studio, and she is always willing to play, share, and explore!

Alana Perri is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Educator, and Improvisor and has worked alongside populations experiencing life-altering situations, grief and bereavement, transition, living in palliative & hospice care, managing stress, as well as, simply coping with the struggles of everyday life. And, she has been acting and improvising since she was a little girl.
In January 2020, Alana joined the Expressive Arts facilitation team at Mohawk College as a Post-Secondary Professor; educating students on the topic of integrating Expressive Arts into treatment for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As of September 2021, she also joined the faculty in the Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University, facilitating the course Movement: Applications for Education & Theatre. Alana is a professional member in good standing with the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Her goal is to educate & provide Expressive Arts Therapy to anyone willing to play, share, and explore!

SERVICES
Improv 101
Expressive Arts Therapy

PRICING
IMPROV $60 per hour session
EXAT $100 per hour session*
*financing options available

AVAILABILITY
Monday (10a-6p), Tuesday (10a-6p), Wednesday (am only)
Virtual programming available

Creative Arts Therapist

Alicia Winn

Alicia is a Creative Arts Therapist and arts facilitator with a passion for movement.
She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the North American Drama Therapy Association.

Alicia provides creative arts counselling services to neurodiverse and neurotypical children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, issues with self-esteem, identity, emotional regulation, and/or life transitions. She also uses the creative arts to help children and parents who are experiencing challenges with connecting, emotional regulation and issues around control.
She is also a trained ballet and contemporary dancer/choreographer, and offers mentoring services to people of all ages, physical and cognitive abilities to create their own contemporary dances, drawing from their own lived experiences.

PRICING
Counselling: $70 per hour
Choreographic mentoring services: $60 per hour (CANNOT BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY)
Sliding scale options available

AVAILABILITY
Mondays, 6-9 PM and Wednesdays 6-9 PM
Virtual sessions available depending on service

Theatre Artist and Child and Youth Counsellor

Eliza Martin

Eliza Martin is a Toronto based actor, writer, arts educator and award-winning solo performer.

Eliza is a theatre artist and child and youth care practitioner (M.A. CYC). She offers one-on-one creative skill building services for all ages, as well as therapeutic services for children and youth. Eliza offers child and youth counselling, as well as emotional regulation skill building using arts-based, mindfulness-based, and nature-based interventions for neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals. Eliza's approach to therapeutic work is deeply relational, strength-based, and trauma-informed.

SERVICES
Monologue Coaching
Monologue Composition
Solo Theatre Show Creation
Child and Youth Counselling
Emotional Regulation Skill building
Therapeutic Dramatic Play
Therapeutic Nature Exploration

PRICING
Counselling: $70 per hour
Drama coaching services: $60 per hour
Sliding scale available

AVAILABILITY
Tuesdays 6-9 PM and Thursdays 6-9 PM, or upon request
Virtual sessions available

Theatre Artist and Coach

Jordan Campbell

Jordan Campbell is a theatre and dance artist offering one-on-one coaching and training sessions to develop skills in acting, movement/dance, voice, mindfulness and creation.

Jordan Campbell is a theatre and dance artist offering one-on-one coaching and training sessions to develop skills in acting, movement/dance, voice, mindfulness and creation. In over four years with Purple Carrots, Jordan has gained extensive experience working with a wide range of neurodiverse children and youth; developing their skills as performers and actors, as well as working on social skills. He's picked up and practised Expressive Arts techniques through Purple Carrots, as well as his own personal therapy and an introductory course with the European Graduate School. Jordan has also worked as a filmmaker in his own practise and with Purple Carrots students, and can facilitate the creation of a film to explore acting, creation or social skills.
Jordan is excited to share his breadth of experience in the arts with Purple Carrots students in this counselling format.

SERVICES
One-on-one training/coaching sessions in theatre, dance, movement, voice, acting, relaxation/meditation
Expressive arts techniques
Creative skill building (developing skills as a performance creator)
Creative problem solving (working through social challenges)
Film Creation: work with me to create a solo film project

PRICING
$60 per session
Sliding scale available

AVAILABILITY
Upon request
Virtual sessions available

Singer-songwriter and Certified Yoga & Sound Therapy Practitioner

Michaela Bekenn

Michaela is a singer-songwriter, sound therapy practitioner, yoga teacher, storyteller, and arts facilitator. She is honoured to hold space for self-discovery and imagination to be explored and nurtured with people of all ages and abilities.

SERVICES
Sound Therapy (customized sound baths)
Voice Work (find your authentic voice, intuitive singing lessons)
Yoga (gentle, stretch-based, flow)
Dance (expressing emotion and telling stories through movement)
Meditation and Mindfulness (breath work, cultivating focus and present-moment awareness)

PRICING
$90 per hour session (virtual)
$100 per hour session (in person)

AVAILABILITY
Tuesday (afternoons), Fridays (all day), Saturdays (limited)

Expressive Arts Therapist, Visual Artist & Community Collaborator

Georgia Fullerton

Georgia Fullerton is a professional Visual Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Public Speaker and Community Collaborator.

Georgia Fullerton is a professional Visual Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Public Speaker and Community Collaborator. She is a board member for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the School of Media Art & Design at Durham Colleges’ Oshawa campus. Engaging all sides of her creative prowess Georgia loves to live artfully and believes in empathy and artmaking as life skills.

SERVICES
Expressive Arts Therapy
DBT Skills Coaching

PRICING
EXAT - $110 / one hour session
DBT - $40 / 30-minute session
Sliding Scale Available

AVAILABILITY
Available Upon Request
Online sessions

DISCLAIMER: We are NOT providing any psychotherapy services.
Currently, ALL services will be offered virtually (via Zoom) ONLY
PLEASE NOTE: Counselling services will not be available on National holidays.
Availability is dependent on each professionals schedule.
Confirmation & reminders will be sent with your appointment date & time.
CONTACT US
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify us no later than 24 hours before your appointment.
Cancellation fees may apply.
ADDITIONAL FEES: all transactions will include a non-negotiable 10% administrative fee + 13% HST

BUILDING CONNECTION THROUGH THE ARTS!