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Jess Lovell

Art Therapist

 

Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) RMIT, 

Masters of Therapeutic Arts Practice MIECAT,

Member of ANZACATA

Where do I work?............  I work in Heidelberg 

 

How long have I worked in Mental Health?............  I have had 20 years' experience working in the education sector providing classroom support to young people with disabilities. I have had immersive and extensive training in the end of life space with Natural Grace Funeral Services and working under death doula, Annie Whitlocke.   

 

Who do I treat?............  15 year olds plus and adults.

 

Areas of expertise?............  Trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and extended bereavement, ceremony and ritual, death and dying. 

 

My therapy style?............  I create a safe, warm and welcoming space for art making and meaning to be explored.  I work with a phenomenological framework with an emphasis on varied ways of knowing and coming to know. My therapeutic style is relational, embodied and collaborative which privileges lived experience and multi modal forming (art making).