Rachel Coppage
Art Therapist / Art Tutor

BA (Hons), Dip AT, MA

Rachel graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006 with a Masters in Art Psychotherapy. Born deaf and brought up orally in England, Rachel at an early age identified the benefits of art making as therapeutic and an effective form of self expression. She was employed as art therapist to deaf patients at Rampton Special Hospital, Nottinghamshire. She had immigrated to New Zealand with her deaf family and is an active member of Auckland Deaf Society. She has established a private practice named RACEL, offering an unique art therapy service for Deaf people without the need of a sign language interpreter. With an interest in forensics, she has tried to advocate for improved access to therapeutic intervention for deaf inmates at the Department of Corrections faculties. She paints in her spare time at a working studio, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson and has twice exhibited with other deaf artists at Artstation.

Banner image: Matthew Tucker, Infinity, 2014