Your local therapist & artist... here to guide you

Join me in this beautiful place of tranquillity.  Are you looking for peace and harmony in your life or needing guided direction finding your own clarity of thought and meaning?

Maybe you feel blocked and unbalanced, or can't understand why everything doesn't go to plan. 

In our busy hectic lives we often don't pay attention to ourselves, but now is the time to make yourself a priority and give yourself time and space to help you be the best person you can be.  

You deserve it; it's not being selfish, it's self love.  Embrace the moment and trust the process. 

Forest Trees

“Life is like a tree and its roots is consciousness. Therefore once we tend the roots, the tree as a whole will be healthy.”

- Deepka Chopra


Mind, Body and Spirit

At Calming Nature, I implement effective holistic methods to instil self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.

It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. Making small changes in self-defeating behaviour and in feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results - and with my services, I will help you achieve just that.

My services are personalised to suit everyone’s individual needs, and I go the extra mile to provide you with all the tools you need to recover.

Woman Walking in the Field
Dandelion Parachute Seed


Making You Feel Better...

At Calming Nature, I implement effective counselling and therapeutic methods, with a holistic and creative approach to health and healing.  I work with children and adults and instil self-understanding for each client, and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.

The services I offer are all interconnected with one another and can be used on their own or linked with another therapeutic modality, making it a very personalised experience.

Calming Nature therapy room - my 'shinto' meaning small temple


Reiki is an ancient art of natural healing using a universal spiritual energy force that is channelled through a fully attuned professional practitioner which is then passed to the client. 

Reiki therapy is a safe, gentle and non-intrusive healing technique that naturally clears, balances and restores beautiful energy to the mind, body and soul.  It can reinstate a sense of wholeness and well-being, encourage self-awareness and personal growth on all levels: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

The Journeys of Life -  Watercolour


Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art.  Whether it is through painting, drawing, sand play, clay or craft materials, the client will gain personal insight into their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

At Calming Nature, my Individual or Group Therapy sessions help clients to resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, anxiety, trauma and grief, and increase self-esteem and confidence.



Sandplay therapy is a recognised therapeutic modality for both children and adult.  

It is particularly helpful with internal conflicts, with anxiety, depression, overcoming grief and emotional healing. 

Using sand, water and small objects the client uses their imagination to help honour and illuminate the individual’s inner symbolic world, providing a place for its expression within a safe container.

For the love of cooking...


Health coaching provides the right system, the right support and the right accountability to help you transform your health and your body - for good.

If what you've been doing is no longer working then health coaching is the perfect solution for you.

In a world of social media there are so many pressures of trying to look perfect. If you are a young teenager or have been yo-yo dieting all your life then I would like to help you.  As a Health Coach, I will help you fall in love with your body, embrace its beauty and cherish the person you are now.  Don't worry about the past, look to the future and find the confidence and self-esteem that you want in life. 

Crystals for protection and healing


Crystal healing uses the vibrations of crystals to heal.
Each crystal has a natural healing vibration and colour. 
These unique healing vibrations are introduced to your body and energy field to vitalise, to heal and to balance it.

The Clown in Me - I Am One Who likes to play the fool and enjoys being silly


What is SoulCollage®?

It is a collage process, in which someone makes a personal deck of cards, one card at a time.  Each collage card represents one aspect of your personality or Soul.

The intention of SoulCollage®

To offer a creative and treasured pastime that can be used as a practice for yourself or with family and friends.

Use the cards intuitively to answer life's questions and participate in self-discovery.  Deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols and Spirit.

Join me in a fun packed day, I promise you won’t be disappointed, plus you don’t need to be artistic!  



Unleash your creative soul and relax
3-hour Painting Workshops
Enjoy a relaxing few hours overlooking tranquil waters with your friends or family.  No art experience needed, just a sense of fun!

Matriarch - Mixed Media & Ink


Do what you love doing...and for me it's being creative.  I love to paint, it relaxes me and takes me to a world of tranquillity.  

"Art washes away the soul the dust of everyday life."

Pablo Picasso

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up."

Pablo Picasso

If your inner child feels the need to paint then join me for one on one or group lessons to help master your hidden talents. 



This guardian angel, so peaceful & calm,

Keep her in a special place or hold her in your palm.

With her cute little smile & her ruffled hair,

Make a wish each day & say a gratitude prayer. 

Made to order and give to a close friend or loved one, these delightful gifts are to be treasured. 

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Kate Stimson

As a teenager, I had a love of food and trained as a chef and hotel management. I married the boy next door and we travelled the world, with our two amazing children. I am a qualified visual arts teacher and have been teaching for the past 30 years. I have always been very creative and love to be around people, young and old, helping them to find their sparkle and inner creativity.

Since arriving in Australia from the UK, 11 years ago, my spiritual journey has grown, fuelling my passion for alternative healing and therapies.  It makes me who I am today and I am proud of what I have achieved.  I am a life long learner, and will continue to learn.  Two of the many things to do on my bucket list is to write a book and work in an elephant orphanage.

BA(EC) (Hons), PGradEd(Sec), AdvDipTranspersonal Art Therapy & Sandplay Therapy

Reiki Master, Practitioner & Trainer (Adults & Children)

Certified Health Coach

SoulCollage® Facilitator

Certified Crystal Therapist 


At Calming Nature Therapies, your health and well-being is important to me. I love helping my clients and students develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and I get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive in a creative environment.

Whether it's for a treatment or creative workshop, contact me today to see how I can help you and let’s discuss the wide range of options at your disposal.


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Kate, you were amazing! I fully trusted your teaching and knowledge capabilities.  I'm glad I found you. :)

Aspa - Tingalpa

First Degree Reiki

I've meet and connected with two beautiful souls and have learnt a lot about Reiki and its practice, such a lovely experience!

Ana - First Degree Reiki

I have gained a beautiful new hobby, as well as personal insight.  I love the connection when we commune together to create our cards.  I would highly recommend Kate's SoulCollage Workshops.  With Kate's experience and creative flow you're assured to begin a fulfilling new hobby.  Kate has a generosity of spirit and her dedication to her craft and community is clear.  Come along to a relaxing, friendly environment and connect with others.  Thank you Kate.

Jenny Marshall - Victoria Point

SoulCollage Workshop

Being able to create an art piece from nothing (blank canvas), everything was perfect & perfectly timed.  I am an artist (anyone can be with the right teacher, “Kate”)

Kate - Wine Down with Art

Everything was perfect.  I liked that we could have our own music, the snacks were also great.  I feel very relaxed & calm & actually feel comfortable with my ability to paint! You have such a lovely nature & it is so calming to be with you.  You made my day.

Lauren -  Wine Down with Art

It was really peaceful & calming while I was painting.  It was fantastic.  All I thought about was the painting.  You were really helpful & worked at a good pace.

Karly M. - Roma, Brisbane

Wine Down with Art

I enjoyed the easy to follow steps & the quotes 😊 Amazing.

Alex - Wine Down with Art

It was a very calming & different experience getting out of my comfort zone.  Today was wonderful.  A great day with good friends & some new skills.  Kate is great 😊

Allanah - Bray Park

Wine Down with Art