Jewel is a Writer, Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor and an Energy Healer. She is an Australian and internationally renowned workshop presenter and trainer and has immersed deeply into areas relating to writing, healing and spirituality for many years. Jewel has sensitively and empathically supported and mentored many people in Australia and other countries in their personal and professional journeys. Jewel's qualifications include: Masters of Arts in Art Therapy, Diploma of Child Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Education. She is a registered Creative Arts Psychotherapist with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA).
Writing and Energy Healing:
Jewel loves writing and is working on the further development of her first novel. She also immerses in reflective writing, spiritual and narrative expressive writing and other creative modalities. Jewel felt a deep calling to write in 2007 after she experienced major surgery and this led her onto the pathway to discovering the joys and transcendent experience that writing can offer.She has participated in writing workshops in Bali, Perth, Sydney, Byron Bay and Melbourne and in many online programs.
Jewel also has a deep connection and passion for transpersonal and energy healing work. Her training in this field has included Rebalancing, Reiki Healing 1 and 2, Sufi Healing Practices and other heart-centered approaches. As well as healing work with adults and children, Jewel has a great interest in inter-species communication and sensitive healing practices with animals.
Play Therapy Online Training:
Jewel is also the founder and Director of the Play Therapy Online Training Academyand she offers training worldwide in the beautiful Child Centered Play Therapy approach, a form of counselling and psychotherapy for children, 2-10 years old. She was the founder and the Director of Play Therapy Australia from 2001-March 2015. Jewel specialised in working with children as a Play Therapist and offered clinical training programs, workshops, supervision and mentoring. She also presented training for many agencies, organisations and universities across Australia and in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Jewel's earlier work includes: Counsellor/Play Therapist and support roles in Children’s Residential Care and Foster Care programs, Rebalancing Private Practice and Music Specialist.
Other Interests and Passions:
Jewel lives near the coastal city of Fremantle in Western Australia. Some of the other things she's passionate about are: Reading novels, writing in cafes, beautiful music, painting, good food, beaches and rainforests, travel and her precious family and friends.
Jewel has a great love of dogs and is currently researching Golden Retrievers linked with a very special Golden Retriever, Shanita, who has a significant role in her novel! After discovering how empathic, sensitive and quirkily funny they can be, she has a dream of one day having a Golden Retriever join her family...
Jewel has had some profound experiences with the beautiful dogs below, Jewel Bella and Lawsy. Jewel Bella spent many hours alongside her during the writing of the first draft of her novel. Jewel discovered the power of unconditional love through her relationship with this deeply loving, courageous and beautiful dog who has left the earthly plane and who Jewel continues to communicate with.
And Lawsy is our gorgeous boy who was with us for 7 years. He was a rescue dog who became so deeply empathic and always knew who needed love and support. His heart was enormous and he brought with him so many gifts.