John van Graas



John van Graas

Practice Name

JVG Consulting

Contact Details

0409 325 686 or

Location of Practice


Description of Practice

Individual Psychotherapy

Number of Years in Professional Practice (Psychotherapy)

2 years

Additional Information/Professional Philosophy

I work collaboratively and empathically with my clients. I believe that people suffer emotional, physical and psychological traumas due to impacts to their self, their esteem, their felt sense of being whole, affecting their ability to live authentically and interact with others. This might be from abuse, neglect or traumas that can interrupt personal development resulting in upsets tor daily living, affecting relationships with family, intimate partners, friends or colleagues. From an early age we learn to adapt to our relationship environment and as we grow such adaptations often become unconscious (out of awareness) injunctions, negatively affecting our adult life relationships.

I practise in a safe way that will validate your experience of life, exploring the meanings of your lived experience, making sense of this experience, your feelings, thoughts and behaviours, in a context of understanding.


Workshop Co-ordinator for 8 years at Car26, a community initiative drug and alcohol awareness program aimed at youth.

Diploma in Somatic Psychotherapy (ACCSP).

Associate Member of Australian Somatic Psychotherapists Association (ASPA).

Other Information

Working in 60 minute sessions as negotiated with you.

Please visit my website for more information