Margaret Lorrie Beaton, MA

Expressive Arts Practitioner - Educator - Grief Counsellor - Visual Artist

In 2009, I became an Expressive Arts Practitioner after graduating from the Graduate Certificate Expressive Arts Program at Fleming College’s, Haliburton School of The Arts Campus.

I am a grief counsellor, having gained my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2012. I am also a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy (C.Hyp™) Practitioner, which I find a wonderful tool that accompanies my work well.  I provide traditional individual grief support, support those who are palliative, and support those who are transitioning and making positive changes in their lives.  I facilitate grief groups, as well as offer arts integrated programming and workshops to clients of all ages and needs.

As an artist, I encourage creativity and imagination through arts programs and projects. I teach abstract art and mixed media art techniques to both children and adults, and offer workshops that combine arts and nature.

My workshops are dedicated to providing an environment for safe self-expression, creativity, and the integration of expressive arts. They invite participants of all ages to explore their inner world through the arts.

I am faculty for Fleming College. I teach within the Graduate Certificate Expressive Arts program.  The courses I have taught include:  Introduction to Expressive Arts, Professional Issues in Expressive Arts, Expressive Arts in Bereavement & Palliative Care, and Expressive Arts-Creative Connections. The graduate level courses provide training for those working in the field of expressive arts, those looking to gain tools for facilitation, and for those who wish to integrate art-making into their work.

I am a member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association), CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) , and Arts Health Network Canada.