NEW FOR 2024 .....
EXCITING NEW ONLINE 'SUBSCRIPTION' COMING IN JANUARY 2024
Our exciting new paid 'Subscription' is coming soon .... you will have unlimited access to video tutorials, my book Pho-toi, e-books including the ones listed above, meditations, interviews regarding mental health, forest bathing, photography, teaching art & craft (including recycling) etc. This online community is so empowering to help students struggling with School refusal, home-schooling students, NDIS clients, School teachers or anyone wanting to heal through the power of Art and Self-healing. Watch this space as the Subscription is under construction as we speak and will be $30 per month (approx $1 per day).
P H O - T O I - N E W B O O K A L E R T !
Publishing a book has been a dream of mine for over 30 years! I am hoping this book will change lives and get people talking about their mental health!
'Pho-toi' is a self-help book, aimed at everyone (especially teenagers) to help them deal with their smaller life issues as they come to hand. It encourages them to be more aware of how they feel internally and face their fears by expressing feelings through their smartphone.
This book should sit on every coffee table, so each and every person can help themselves move forward with mental health.
If you are going to have your smartphone on you at all times, then you may as well put it to good use!
WHAT I OFFER
HOLISTIC INTEGRATED CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
is a mental health profession that offers 'One-hour holistic art & counselling sessions' to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.
I always make sure my clients feel relaxed in my home office. Each session is created around the clients needs - as every single person is a unique version of themselves
My clients vary in age from 5 years old and upwards. Most clients are teenagers and male teens have made up a large percentage of my clients lately which is so great to see!
Stress, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, self-love, bullying, anger issues, past trauma, LGBQT, teen issues, trauma, loss, accountability & life coaching etc
NDIS self & plan-managed clients welcome
Mindful and expressive Photography has been absolutely life-changing to incorporate into my work with Kids, Teens, NDIS clients & Adults. By expressing their thoughts and emotions through the lens, it has opened up a whole new way for clients to express how they feel without words. This is my most successful therapy yet.
We hold regular 'Photography Exhibitions' at Bendigo Bank. The kids are so proud to showcase their work to family and friends and you can purchase an original piece of art with 100% of the money going back to the kids.
'Pho-toi' my book is now available at 'Woodslane' who is a leading distributor of health, psychology and education books.
It is also available in some schools & local libraries. request a copy if they do not stock it ;)
I ALSO .... HELP CLIENTS TO SELL THEIR ART OR PHOTOGRAPHY - EXHIBITION OR ONLINE.
ONE-ON-ONE OR GROUP AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS AVAILABLE EACH TERM.
I WRITE ARTICLES FOR INNOOSA MAGAZINE AND HELLO SUNSHINE AS THE MINDFULNESS CONTRIBUTOR. INNOOSA IS AN AMAZING QUARTERLY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST OF AUSTRALIA.
I WORK WITH WITH THE NOOSA COUNCIL TO HOLD MONTHLY WORKSHOPS FOR THE CONNECTING NOOSA PROGRAM. BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY BACK TOGETHER AFTER COVID AND THE BUSHFIRES.
WITH OVER THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER I HAVE A SMALL PORTION OF MY WORK FOR SALE WHICH WILL BE UPLOADED WITH
THE LINK BELOW.
(STILL TO COME)
UPCOMING COURSES & WORKSHOPS FOR 2021/2022
My name is Jackie & I am blessed to have created a job working from my home office, using the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of my clients.
I also work on a regular basis with Noosa Council - running workshops for their 'Connecting Noosa' program, and as a Mindfulness Contributor for IN Noosa Magazine.
I am married - with 3 beautiful girls & 2 fur-babies :)
LULU THE THERAPY DOG
Miss Lulu has now completed her training and passed with flying colours to be a qualified Therapy dog. Therapy dogs provide relief to those in anxiety-provoking situations, bring comfort to those who feel lonely or grieving and give clients emotional support. Lulu can be present during sessions on request.
Lulu is also proud to be a Story Dog. She goes into Schools on a weekly voluntary basis to encourage kids to read. We are so proud of you being on the team Lulu!
What They Say
Finally found someone who genuinely wants to help you and works around so many barriers that you didn’t even realise were there! There are very few people with this level of kindness - genuine and so easy to communicate with. I have already got so many new ideas to help me relax and hopefully help me to sleep better! I feel like I have known Jackie forever - such an easy going person and so easy to talk to. Thank you so much for everything.
Kelly ~Facebook Review
Jackie has an amazing calmness and has been so helpful with helping my young foster teens relax and think about their futures and ways to manage their anxiety. I recommend her highly, she is a calming spirit.
Sharon ~Facebook Review
One - One Counselling and Group Therapy Session Information
All online Creative Therapy and Counselling sessions are available live via Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account as I will email you a link which you click on just before the appointed time. The great thing about an online session is that there is no driving through heavy traffic to make it on time, you do not have to leave your home (which is a bonus when you have children), you don't get wet when it rains. Adult sessions are mainly after the kids have gone to bed (so you can concentrate) and it is quiet, & finally you can even be on the other side of Australia or in NZ!!
Just make sure you allow for the time difference if living outside of Queensland or on holiday :)
One-on-one sessions can be booked by contacting me privately on 'lets chat', email, text, or phone. Sessions can be held at my home office in Tewantin, 4565, Qld or Walk 'n' Talk sessions are popular for teens. If you would like to meet me first we can catch up over a coffee at the local cafe. Sessions go for 50-60 minutes and I have a range of different therapies to offer such as Creative Therapy, Sand-Tray Therapy, Music Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, or Art Journalling.
GROUP SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
If there is a subject you would like me to create for a Workshop or Group Session please contact me and we can make it happen! At present for Group sessions I have a Mindful Photography 10 week course which is full for Term 2.
If you would like to enquire about my waiting list please contact me by clicking below :)