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JACQUELINE GRACE

Art Therapist. Educator. Artist

I am qualified creative arts therapist (MATh) with over fifteen years experience in group facilitation, education, private practice and creative process.  I teach at The MIECAT Institute, facilitating in the Master's program of art therapy and founded Beautiful Wasteland, an eco-printing art therapy studio in 2012.

My practice is trauma -informed, client centred and grounded in attachment theory. I see my role as supporting an arts based inquiry into what in life is asking for attention to support life enhancing change. 


I emphasis support as my role is never to interpret or diagnose your lived experience. You are the expert in your own life. I offer my you my presence, curiosity, listening skills, and experience with the creative process as an art therapist. 

I create space to explore needs  and values, often implicitly held, and where conflict in these may presents in our embodied emotional experiencing and patterned ways of being.

I support inquiry into how you might be with these knowings and what you might need to shift into your preferred ways of being. 

 
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WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses creativity as a way to engage what is truly in need of support in ours lives.


Often words are inadequate at expressing the complexity of our experiencing. Sometimes talking about the problem we are working with fails to shed light on the keys we need to find, because we can only say what we already think we know.

Sometimes our traumas are too overwhelming to talk about. Perhaps they cannot be consciously re -counted and yet they continuously shape and hijack our daily lives. 

Art therapy offers ways to work with more than we know in our conscious minds. It invites collaboration with our bodily and creatively based knowings to support us to work out what is hindering us from living more easeful lives. 

Art making is a gentle way to hold strong content so that we may inquire into it, hopefully reshape and understand it.

 

SERVICES

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PRIVATE SESSION

If you art interested in working with me, I would love to have a phone chat with you and see about booking in an initial session together.  From here I usually book another four sessions and in our fourth session review what you are coming to know and how you would like to proceed. 

I welcome people of all ages and abilities and can work collaboratively in an allied health care team. 

Sessions are $100 per hour with concession rates available.

RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT

Whether you are in an intimate, parenting, creative or business relationship, safely navigating the needs, values, hopes and expectations that present themselves  in the relational space is integral to a health and sustainability of the relationship. 

I offer a 1.5 hour initial session to meet and share this form of inquiry with you. From here I book another four sessions, with the fourth being a review of what we have come to know and how you would both like to proceed. 

$160 for a 1.5 hour session

Concession rates available.

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING

I offer corporate consultancy in the form of stand alone sessions or  workshop series to support development of staff rapport, vision setting, staff well being or what ever else may be of service to your workplace. 
Please contact me for more information and a quote

 
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"The creative process, so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an image and elaborating and shaping the image into a finished work.
  
By giving shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present and  so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life." 

C.G. Jung

 

GET IN TOUCH

I warmly invite you to contact me and have a chat about how I might work with you and organise a session together.

Melbourne, Australia

0428 768 489

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