My name is Jean-François (J.F.) Jacques. I am an expressive arts therapist, consultant, performance maker and author.
As a therapist and consultant, I am dedicated to offering the highest quality service to help address and meet the specific needs of individuals and groups.
As a theatre maker and artist, I am driven by a passion for creativity, the way it can change a life and its ability to connect people.
I currently offer individual expressive arts therapy for adults and young people, and individual clinical supervision for professionals in the health, social and arts sectors.
Please note that due to the restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I currently provide expressive arts therapy online as well as outdoors for those interested to explore their personal situation in relation to the larger ecosystem.
I also provide bespoke consultancy workshops and trainings to address the identified needs of organisations. I facilitate and direct the Theatre of Lived Experience and Therapeutic Play sessions. Details of these services can be found by clicking on the menu bar.
I strongly believe in the transformative and healing potential of the arts, and their ability to express and communicate emotions and feelings in a way that leads to greater awareness and understanding. I also enormously value how positive and meaningful relationships promote growth and change in individuals and communities.
My practice is in Bedford (Bedfordshire) which is easily accessible from Cambridge, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Luton, Northampton.