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Pam Blamey

Pam Blamey is a creative arts therapist with qualifications in social science, art therapy and 28 years in the counselling field. She is passionate about fairy tales, and believes there is more to them than ‘happily ever after’, including symbolism and metaphor, which nourish the spirit. They are part of the social environment, depicting in story form the highs and lows of the human condition. Pam uses fairy tales to examine personal and social issues, foster wellbeing, and explore creativity.


About Pam's Modality: Pam specialises in fairy tales, mythology and oral storytelling. This modality, within art therapy, is beneficial in fostering meaning-making, problem-solving and creativity, as well as building hope and resilience, resourcefulness and community cohesion. One of the principles of art therapy is the three-way relationship between the client, the therapist and the art. Feelings and issues are projected onto the art form and can then be seen, touched and worked with holistically. Storytelling, story-making, and mining the depths of traditional stories is a medium of art therapy, like painting or clay-work. Indeed, art therapy is multi-modal, using all these media and more.


Visit Pam's website: Frog on a Rock Fairy Tales


Education and Professional Training:


  • 2015                Certificate of Attainment in Supervision ACA

  • 2014                Mental Health First Aid Course (Partners in recovery)

  • 2014                Cert IV Training & Assessment (MRWED)           

  • 2013                Master of Mental Health Art Therapy (UQ)

  • 2010                Cert IV Mental Health Southbank TAFE

  • 2007                Diploma of Gestalt Therapy Brisbane Gestalt Institute

  • 2002                Cert. TESOL Strategies QUT         

  • 1999                Grad. Dip. Social Science (Counselling) QUT

  • 1997                Accreditation: Relationships Counsellor RAQ

  • 1996                Accreditation: DV Prevention Group Facilitator RAQ

  • 1993                Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) QUT

  • 1971                General Nursing Diploma Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


Professional Memberships:





                                                                                             (LEVEL 3)


The National Professional Peak Association


Other Memberships:


  • Australian Fairy Tale Society, founding member, and National Secretary

  • C.G. Jung Society of Queensland, Currently Membership/Secretary

  • Australian Textile and Surface Design Association (part of BVAC)

  • Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

  • Queensland Writers Centre

  • Arts & Health Leadership Queensland

  • Lapidus (UK)

  • Healing Story Alliance (USA)



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