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Caris Pepper
Registered Therapist (AThR)

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Accreditation and Training

Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice AthR (MTAP)
Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy & Linguistics) (dist.)
Graduate Diploma of Education (TESOL & Career Education)

Responding to FASD and Complex Behaviours Training
Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Youth Mental Health
Mandatory Reporting and Sexual Abuse/ Assault
Reiki Practitioner
Certified 250hr Yin Yoga Teacher
AromaTouch Technique Practitioner
Emotional Anatomy and Emotional Release Certification

MY STORY

Caris Pepper

Inspiring freedom through authentic creative expression

I am a Creative Arts Therapist (psychotherapist) and Professional Development Coach. I help people remember their true-selves and gifts by helping them believe and celebrate all that they are, so they can create the life they desire.

I’m originally from the tiny rural town, Northcliffe, Australia; where I whispered to the faeries in the bush, made them homes and listened to their whispers back. I climbed out my window at night to visit the animals on our property and talk to God and the stars – the energy within me. I was in the element of creativity and free in my childlike state. I went from being a free spirited child to being trapped in a social construct that didn’t feel aligned to my soul. I used to run wild with a naked muddy bum full of freedom to suddenly being told my goals were a job, marriage and home owning by the age of 25.

Having experienced sexual abuse at a young age, parenting myself, dealing with violence and the sickness of a parent, bullying, and struggling to process my emotions, I was a submissive and people pleaser, I constantly sought validation from outside myself and often felt unaccepted and lost. Along the way I also broke my back. I was so submissive, I learnt to deal with and manage the pain and It was at least two years from breaking my back that I found out I had broken it. I continued to struggle with pain for 5 years after. I was taught to “be quiet” and keep going. As I got older these beliefs led me to develop an eating disorder, alcoholism, and have a need to be validated by men, along with a myriad of physical health problems. 

I was out drinking 5 days a week if not every weekend to numb the deep physical and emotional pain, but I always knew I wanted to be a creative, make art and help people. I was constantly giving my power away, does this sound familiar to you? I was completely disconnected from my body and I had no self respect, acceptance, or idea how much of an impact this was having on my mental and physical health.  

It was in 2010 when the experience of seeing a therapist who “saw” me changed how I viewed life forever. It made me realise how much joy you could experience in life by reaching out and receiving. Not being scared of being alive! I realised I needed to heal my traumas and body and uncover my true essence to feel free and create the life of my dreams.

Arts Therapy broke all systems that where taught to me, It deinstitutionalised me and allowed me to crack open and see a bit more of me from an experiential perspective. I rolled around and crawled along the floors – feeling their textures and listening. I played, connected and created. A relationship was growing with all that around me as I came more into my body. I was revisiting my child-self in that bush setting. It’s one thing to learn something and it’s another to experience it. 

I started creating, I started listening to my body, I started to connect back to nature and the elements. I understood the importance of unearthing all of my repressed emotions, bringing my old stories to light and rewriting them, taking my pleasure and my desires into my own hands I reclaimed my sexual and shadow self and transformed my pain into power. I stopped drinking as an escape, I stopped having sex with people who didn’t respect me and I am stepping fully into my divine feminine energy. I met many more mentors, sisters and brothers and I realised how much being on the pill during my teens had numbed all of my emotions and I started to enjoy feeling into everything so deeply, I started to see how I had been repressing so much and how much wisdom was held within me. I committed to loving myself, putting myself first and living my truth. I also committed to creating and healing my cycle which had been a source of great pain and stifled creativity. I fell completely in love with my body, my life and everything I was doing. This led me to being magnetic to the life of my dreams. Now living in Bali whilst helping others heal and transform their lives too.

Through reconnecting to their innate gifts and abilities, unlocking the healing power of creativity, letting go of shame and guilt around who they are, doing the deeper levels of healing, and much more, I help people reconnect to who they truly are, heal from their past, reclaim their lives and become a magnet to the relationships, goals, and life they truly desire.

Maybe coaching and therapy is a perceived luxury, but from my experience it is a necessity. To go through life without doing creative work of any kind is a bigger tragedy than paying for a creative therapist or coach. I say this because I know the impact of doing my creative work has had on my life and the healing power and beauty it holds to bring success into our lives. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would love to connect.

Click on my instagram below to check out what I like to get up to and how you can also creatively express yourself through life.

Be the creator, express God from your heart, inspire others. 

Caris 

CREATIVE PRACTICE

Let your soul express its longing beneath

I am a registered psychotherapist, however I prefer and see myself as a companion and facilitator who witnesses and supports you on your journey.

I am knowledgeable about human development, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, kinesthetics, the emotional body, and the healing potential of art. Through creating and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; unlock latent gifts, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of creating.

With years of experience in the education and not for profit health sector as an educator and psychotherapist, I have worked with relationships, trauma, self esteem, empowerment, families, refugees, children at risk, teenage rites of passage, juvenile detention, educators, leadership and management.

I use an integrated approach to therapy sessions which has been developed over years of experience. In addition to philosophical insight, often alternative, creative methods enhance the process by encouraging a deeper connection to emotions. This in turn leads to greater acceptance, awareness and an increased possibility for permanent change.

In a compassionate manner, my work with each client is structured to best suit their individual needs. As a registered Arts Therapist, accredited Emotional Anatomy Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, these practices can be implemented or incorporated to assist sessions depending on the client’s needs. As an AromaTouch Technique and Reiki Practitioner I deliver body work and intuitive channelling sessions appropriate to my clients’ needs. I am passionate about my work and believe that every challenge provides us with an opportunity for growth and development. While self awareness is often a challenging process, it is with this acceptance and change that consciousness, peace and fulfilment are achieved.