Art Therapy,
Mindfulness & Wellness

“And if I asked you to name all the things you love,
How long would it take for you to name yourself?”


Nikki has worked in the field of mental health within the private and public sectors for the last 30 years and has facilitated hundreds of workshops working with individuals helping them to rediscover and develop their own processing skills that allows for authentic self-worth and wellbeing.

She works with children, adolescents and adults with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and specialises in the areas of self-regulation, resilience building, raising self-esteem, anger management, bereavement and social isolation.


Nikki is also a qualified Consulting Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner (neurolinguistic programming), Pranic Energy Healing and is a Reiki Master, focusing her work in the areas of Sacred Geometry, Metaphysics and Quantum Physics. Her intention is to use these various modalities in conjunction with her theoretical training to offer a bespoke service that resonates with the individual or group to provide a therapeutic outcome.



Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education & Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 Education Centres (ESCI) and is funded by the The Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative. In 2018, Nikki was invited to join the initiative as a Creative Cluster Facilitator – She currently facilitates 2 Cluster Groups 2020.



Nikki is the Founder of the Emily Ash Trust – a registered charity for families affected by childhood cancers. She also volunteers monthly as an Art Psychotherapist for Recovery Haven Cancer Support in Killorglin. Co. Kerry. 


Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts is fully qualified Art Psychotherapist and a member of IACAT – Irish Association of Creative Art Therapies – holding a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in art psychotherapy. She is also a qualified EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desesitization Reprocessing) 

She is the creator and designer of the “I AM” Integrating Art & Mindfulness programme including an online course– approved by the Department of Education. She is the author of two childrens workbooks, a teachers’ resource book and a parent’s book published by

Nikki is the Creative Designer for Difference Days, an organization that facilitates corporate socially responsible events.

About Art Therapy

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that
the intellect has struggled with in vain”

Carl Jung

Why Art Therapy?

Art therapy can be helpful for people who find it challenging to express themselves verbally.  You don’t have to be ‘good at art’ to participate in art therapy, just arrive with a willingness and openness to try expression through the use of art materials.  The focus of art therapy is not on the outcome of the image or form created, but rather the process of self-expression and resulting therapeutic relationship. It is a wonderful approach for the very young, or compromised children who don’t have the vocabulary to articulate how they are feeling.


  • Express difficult emotions
  • Develop coping skills/self- soothing techniques
  • Build confidence & self esteem
  • Enhance self-awareness
  • Develop self-regulation
  • Build emotional resilience

Nikki Roberts was invited to write an article for the mental health awareness campaign - A Lust for Life – the brainchild of Niall Breslin (aka Bressie).

Read the article here:  The Healing Power of Art Therapy

Nikki's Clients

I work closely with schools, education centres and business clients


  • Health Service Executive – HSE
  • TUSLA Child & Family Agency
  • Kerry University Hospital – Oncology Dept.
  • The Education Centre, Tralee
  • Southwest Kerry Family Resource Centre
  • St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort SJOG Kerry Services
  • Killorglin Family Resource Centre
  • Southwest Counselling Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • SKDP – South Kerry Development Partnership
  • Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre
  • Kildare Youth Services
  • Listowel Family Resource Centre
  • Monex Financial Services
  • Difference Days Dublin
  • Dingle Family Resource Centre
  • St. John of Gods Community Services
  • Caherciveen Family Resource Centre


  • Scoil Naisiunta An Chlochan Co. Chiarrai
  • Glounaguillagh National School, Carah Lake, Co. Kerry
  • Scoil Realt na Mara, Cromane National School, Co. Chiarrai
  • Caherdaniel National School, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
  • Filemore NS, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry
  • Our Lady’s Immaculate Junior School, Dublin
  • Our Lady’s Immaculate Senior School, Dublin
  • St. Brigid’s National School, Co. Kildare
  • St. Michael’s House Special National School, Dublin
  • St. Michael’s House Grosvenor School, Dublin
  • St. Gerard’s School, Bray Co. Wicklow
  • ISK Intermediate School, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
  • St. Brigid’s Junior School, Tallaght, Dublin
  • St. Bridgid’s Senior School, Tallaght, Dublin
  • CBS James’ Street, St. James’ Gate, Dublin
  • Community College Killorglin, Co. Kerry
  • Clogher NS Ballymacelligot, Co. Kerry
  • Murhur National School, Moyvane, Co. Kerry
  • St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville
  • Curaheen National School, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry
  • Caherciveen National School, O’Connell St. Co. Kerry
  • Kilcummin National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • St. Olivers National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Killahan National School, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry
  • Nagle Rice National School, Milltown Kerry
  • Annascaul NS, Annascaul, Co. Kerry
  • Scoil Iognaid Ris, Dingle Boys NS, Co. Kerry
  • Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, Tralee
  • Cullina National School, Beaufort, Killarney
  • Faha National School, Killarney Co. Kerry
  • Scoil Mhuire NS, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
  • St. Gobnatan NS, Mallow Co. Cork
  • Scoil Mhuire agus Naomh Treasa, Currow, Co. Kerry
  • Holy Family, Rathmore, Co. Kerry
  • Dromlough National School, Listowel, Co. Kerry
  • St. Brigid’s Duagh NS, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick

What clients say.

  • Integrating Art and Mindfulness

    The course was the most enjoyable summer course I have ever done. I felt calm and relaxed and it is something that I will certainly be incorporating into my teaching. I am looking forward to it Feedback from Nikki was positive and reassuring. Thank you

  • Integrating Art and Mindfulness

    This was an e.p.v course of the highest quality, with real meaningful links to school life, we were giving great resources that apply to all class levels. It was very well structured and Nikki is obviously very professional and gifted in what she does, she provided me with excellent feed back and great tips on how to improve my teaching. I enjoyed all the tasks and assignments and they have benefited me greatly, I will be recommending this " I AM " course to my colleagues . Thank you.

  • Integrating Art and Mindfulness

    This course integrating art and mindfulness is the most worth while course I have completed in a long time. I felt the course content was very well balanced between presentation of material, meditations and creative art work. I enjoyed reading other participants comments on the forum and viewing their art work as well. I felt Nikki's feedback was very constructive and encouraging and gave me more ideas of how I can bring aspects of this course to my own teaching and also to my personal life. I would highly recommend this course to colleagues.

  • Integrating Art and Mindfulness

    The course was the most personally fulfilling of any CPD I have completed before. It will impact positively on both my work in school and my personal life outside of school. Thank you so much!

  • Integrating Art and Mindfulness

    The I AM online course is excellent. The pace of the course complimented the content of the course beautifully. The blend of videos, activities and course work were perfect. Personally I feel rejuvenated and ready to enjoy my summer after a very busy June. On a professional level, my bank of I AM resources has been topped up and will be implemented with my Junior Infants class from September. I will be more mindful about adhering to the I AM course content next June, when school life tends to speed up. This is a fabulous course for teachers. The white light meditation has eased my neck/shoulder spasm and the daily meditation activities have set me up for a relaxing summer. It is great to get something for oneself from a summer course, as I strongly believe that we cannot possibly perform at our optimum level if we are not looking after our wellbeing. The I AM programme certainly addresses wellbeing and I will look forward to tackling the Wellbeing Policy document, whilst incorporating elements of he I AM programme. Thank you for a wonderful week!