Jean-Francois Jacques MA, HCPC reg. Dramatherapist
I am a registered dramatherapist and clinical supervisor with fifteen years of experience working in adult mental health in the NHS, in the voluntary sector and in private practice. I make use of methods and processes unique to drama and theatre to help people with a range of emotional difficulties.
I draw from the healing and transformative potential of the arts (more specifically the art form of drama) to facilitate self-expression and self-awareness. I provide a safe, confidential and stimulating environment to help people work through personal difficulties, manage personal problems more effectively, gain new perspectives and understanding of personal issues, develop personal resources, gain in confidence, manage difficult relationships, and learn ways of negotiating life transitions.
I make use of visual and active methods to help communicate what can be difficult to put into words.
My approach emphasises the connection between body, mind and spirit. It recognises the way the body carries memories, thoughts and feelings and that as such it is a powerful medium for expressing, understanding and changing oneself.
My approach integrates body based approaches with elements of the existential and analytic psychotherapeutic traditions. It considers and explores the different roles we play in life (either explicitly or implicitly) and our ability to develop and embrace new roles. It also refers to the way we tell our own stories and our ability to develop new narratives.
I work with adults and young people.
I provide individual, couple and group therapy.
No experience of drama or theatre is needed to benefit from dramatherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Dramatherapy (University of Hertfordshire)
Diploma in Creative Supervision (London Centre for Psychodrama)
Postgraduate Certificate in Group Analytic Studies (Institute of Group Analysis)
Level 1 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per session.
£45 for supervision session.
Concessions are available for students and those on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I am a registered clinical supervisor with the British Association of Dramatherapists.View supervision profile