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Jen Chester

Masters of Mental Health(UQ)/AThR(ANZACATA),

B.Psych.Science.,Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy,

Equine Assisted Therapy Australia training

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Jen is a highly experienced therapist and teacher. She holds a Degree in Psychological Science from Griffith University, a Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy from the Ikon Institute, a Masters in Mental Health from UQ and is a qualified Equine Assisted Therapist with Equine Assisted Therapy Australia. 

She lectured in Expressive Arts Psychotherapy at the Ikon Institute in Brisbane for 8 years.

Jen has extensive experience as a therapist and has worked as a Youth Worker in an Immediate Response residence for teenage boys and with vulnerable young people at both headspace and Mater CYMHS. Today she delivers Equine Assisted therapy and Art Therapy combined with Nature Therapy at Tamborine Village. Jen currently works with clients of all ages, including teens/young adults with ASD, ADHD and at-risk youth in care.

Both Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Psychotherapy are trauma informed experiential forms of therapy that can help develop new neural pathways to facilitate behavioural and cognitive change. Together they create a powerful process to enable transformation.

Sessions are offered in either single modality or a combination of both.

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Expressive Arts Therapies

The Expressive arts therapies are a form of psychotherapy utilising creative modalities, including visual art-making, music, drama, and dance/movement and sand tray within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a trauma informed modality in which a qualified mental health professional works with the client/s and one or more therapeutic horses. Through grooming, leading or just being with the horse, clients are supported and guided in learning more about themselves, working through difficulties, and improving communication and relationship skills.

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A few snippets of life here at Tamborine

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