Jacki provides art therapy sessions for individuals and groups and her practice is based on a belief that the creative process is healing and life affirming.
At different times in our life experience, thoughts and feelings can be difficult to understand and express in words. Using pastels, paint and other mediums art therapy can provide a safe and creative outlet to help support self expression, exploration, and discover self meaning. Benefits that can be enjoyed are:

  • Self Discovery. Art therapy can trigger a sense of relief and wellbeing through the recognition and acknowledgement of subconscious feelings.

  • Personal Fulfilment. Art therapy can build confidence and nurture feelings of self worth. Personal fulfilment comes from both the creative and analytical components of the process.

  • Empowerment. Art therapy can help individuals visually express emotions and fears they were never able to articulate through the conventional means, and give them some sense of control over these feelings.

  • Relaxation and Stress Relief. Chronic stress can be harmful to both mind and body. When used alone or in combination with other relaxation techniques such as guided imagery, art therapy can be a potent stress reliever.

  • Symptom Relief and Physical Rehabilitation. Art therapy can also help individuals cope with pain and promote physiological healing by identifying and working through issues and emotional stresses.