Hi! I’m Jasper. I’m a queer expressive arts therapist (qualifying) and community arts facilitator. I use my imagination to stir up creative things. I offer sliding scale expressive arts therapy for individuals, couples, polycules and groups.
Whether you’re an artist, want to incorporate more creativity into your life, or are scared of art and think you’re “bad” at it, expressive arts therapy can support you in living your best creative life.
In sessions, we might explore visual arts, writing, theatre, digital art, music, dance, singing, fashion, mindfulness, drag, or anything and everything that piques your curiosity. We might play together, or we might talk about whatever’s on your mind.
I draw from my own living experiences and education to support people in navigating mental health difficulties, relationship issues, living with and resisting oppression, identity, trauma, self-expression, life changes, existential and spiritual questions, coming out, grief, and other challenges. I use a strengths-based approach, meaning I don’t diagnose, or focus on what I think is ‘wrong’. We start from where you find joy and power: your life story, in your own words. You’re the expert.
I’m queer, bisexual, trans, kink and poly knowledgeable. I have living experience of sex work, ADHD, neurodivergence, and mental health challenges. I am a self-harm and suicide survivor, and use a harm reduction framework. I am a white settler, and strive to educate myself so that I can be more anti-oppressive, recognise when I perpetuate harm, and make repairs, in and out of the therapy space.