Get to Know Tania Rose
Arts Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Facilitator, Musician, Performer, Artist
I choose to live with a cup-half-full. I'm optimistic for the future and care deeply about those whom I encounter. We're all on this journey together, and we have the opportunity to see the positive as we travel together. Life can be filled with many things: my family (including my dogs), my garden, my music, my art and my work. Joy can be in the time I spend with others, in sharing stories and circumstances, and it can be in the quiet times I spend in my own company, with just the sound of the birds in quiet contemplation. Joy can be in the book I'm reading, or the friends I see far too infrequently, and also in the strangers I have the good fortune to meet.
I can get excited about the small things, as much as the big things, and love a good laugh. I think and feel deeply, am fascinated to explore my sense of self and the world around me, and am curious about a lot of things. Each person I meet teaches me something of value, and I value each person i meet.
Tania has training in Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling, and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association. Tania Rose’s private practice is based in Sydney’s south-west in Australia, working with individual clients and groups. Some of the therapeutic modalities used in her therapeutic work include Interactive Drawing Therapy, Music Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Movement/Dance Therapies, Expressive Arts Therapies, Horticulture Therapy, and Play Therapy. Tania is open to develop new ways of working with people based on their needs and her experience which spans over 30 years.
Born in 1971, Tania Rose has been working in the Australian Creative Arts Industry since 1988. In the early days of her career Tania worked on various independent films and arts projects as a music composer, production assistant and freelance creative artist in Adelaide, South Australia. After co-founding disability dance company RESTLESS DANCE COMPANY with Sally Chance and Adelaide’s Carclew Youth Arts Centre in 1990 (now RESTLESS DANCE THEATRE), Tania’s completed her first major film composition work, the soundtrack to the multi-award-winning film CORAL SEA DREAMING, a pivotal project which led to an expansion of her interest in the use of art for healing and wellness.
Moving to Sydney in 1993 (New South Wales), Tania continued her work establishing projects for artists with disabilities and minority groups, but it was early days in the field, and many of the projects could not get ongoing support. Tania set up her business Artscope Music and Management in 1996 in an effort to consolidate her work across the Arts Industry, with a focus on working with participants and clients needing psychotherapeutic support within a creative context. Tania spent much of her time over the next few years developing and facilitating arts projects for organisations, teaching music and working as a recording artist, releasing several new-age soundtrack-style music albums along the way, including the album DRIFT (a sleep album which remained on the AMAZON top10 album charts for over 7 years). She was a NSW semi-finalist in the 1998 Young Australian of the Year Awards (Medibank Private Arts Award), and became a NSW State Emergency Services Volunteer, President of Camden Local Youth group Inc Management Committee, and Media Officer for the Camden Art Prize, before starting a family.
Tania went on to write the book MINDFUL NURTURING – Parenting in Thoughtful Ways (Published 2016), created the Mindful Change Project which focuses on empowerment and personal growth, and continued her work with private clients with and without learning challenges and disabilities. At Sydney’s Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Tania became a Teaching Artist in 2017 (Theatre and Stagecraft) in 2017 working with the StudioQ theatre training program and access classes (disabilities).
Tania Rose continues her work developing and facilitating creative programs for atypical participation focused on the values of inclusivity and opportunity.