Kirthana Selvaraj


Kirthana is at Rough Patch on Tuesdays from 12pm-6pm.

My Specialties

Works with individuals navigating racial trauma; people from diverse cultural backgrounds; LGBTQIAPK+ people; people with diverse bodies and navigating body-related difficulties; people experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness; and those wanting to learn about radical self-care. Uses art therapy and talk therapy.

About Me

Kirthana is an ANZACATA registered art therapist and an ACA registered counsellor. Her therapeutic stance is deeply embedded in an anti-racist, anti-fatphobic, anti-misogynistic and anti-ableist philosophy. Kirthana takes into consideration all of a person’s intersecting identities and experiences.

When doing art therapy with Kirthana, you don’t need to have experience with art making or be a “good” artist. In fact, you don’t need any experience at all - art therapy is about the process and meaning, not the product. It allows you to explore, use your imagination, use metaphor and symbolism to create a deeper understanding of your experiences.

Kirthana also offers talk-therapy, and she aims to create an affirming, inclusive, culturally-aware and comfortable space for you to express yourself.

To make an appointment, email Kirthana on

Rough Patch operates on unceded Gadigal and Wangal country. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land and their enduring connection to land, sea and spirit.


Rough Patch

Affordable Counselling & Mental Health Supports

443 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040

02 7226 0809


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