Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses
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UK Sandplay Courses, Creative Trauma, Supervision & Art Trainings

Jill Carter is the UK’s leading creative trainer for sandplay therapy training courses.  All our trainings are particularly suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, play therapists. Other professionals or volunteers in the mental health and education fields are also welcome. In addition, our sandplay, therapeutic art, trauma and supervision courses can be used as BACP or UKCP Continuing Professional Development.

The courses explain the theories and research behind creativity in counselling, education and mental health environments and are written and taught by Jill Carter  Emma Steadman and Masha Bennett who have many years experience teaching in this field. There are no more than 10 students in each group, which gives both space to connect with others and to receive practical, individual advice.

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Courses update November 15th 2020 we are still teaching online and will be for the foreseeable future.

The next Introduction to Sandplay is March 6/7th 2021 . The next Intro to Working Creatively with Trauma online weekend is also March 6/7th 2021.

We are taking bookings for an online  Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma starting February 2021. Dates will be added soon for an online Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Spring 2021.

All of our courses will be online, reflect the Pandemic and be Covid19 safe.

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Is our way of working for you?

If you are reading this, you are probably already drawn to the idea of using creativity in your work. So, we can teach you to bring together the magic of play  with solid theories and research. This blend therefore makes an effective and enjoyable way of working with clients of all ages.

  • You can become a Sandplay Therapist
  • Our sandplay, art, trauma and supervision courses can also be used for BACP/UKCP Continuing Professional Development
  • These courses are especially great if you work with children, adolescents and/or adults.
  • They will in particular help you as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • The training will also support you as a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Our students come from different backgrounds, trainings and experience
  • Most people who come on the training courses form part of a growing supportive community
  • There is therefore ongoing support through private Facebook groups, webinars and connections made with other attendees
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Jill’s sand tray courses have improved my work with children and adults enormously. I have therefore gained a deeper understanding of the theories taught. Also, an even deeper understanding of myself through the experiential learning and reflective practice she has encouraged. I highly recommend these courses. Jill is indeed a supportive, knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Why do these training courses with us?

Jill Emma and Masha have been teaching creative and sandplay therapy training courses for many years.  Our creative arts, supervision and trauma trainings are also based on the most recent and relevant research and case studies. In addition, we draw on our  current clinical work as child, adolescent, family and adult psychotherapist (Jill and Masha) or play therapist (Emma) & supervisors (all!). Jill and Masha are also EMDR therapists. In fact, hundreds of students have already done our courses. These are the key reasons why they choose us:

  • Expert, friendly, supportive training
  • Small groups, which give you plenty of one-to-one attention
  • Practical, research-based advice
  • Affordable (monthly payment plans available)
  • Courses take place regularly in London, Essex and Manchester areas as well as online
Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses

More than anything, this course taught me to “feel” and to trust my instincts personally and professionally. I am more attuned to my clients’ emotions and experiences because I have allowed myself to feel my own hurt and joy. As a result, I have a deeper, more connected relationship with my clients. So, I am confident that what I am now reflecting back to my clients is their own experience, not mine.

Which course is right for you?

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Three levels of training …

  • Introduction weekend – firstly, experience creativity and learn basic skills
  • Certificate  – key skills training and also practical advice for qualified practitioners
  • Diploma – advanced clinical skills with additional concentration on meaning and self care

Course are run in small groups, no more than 10, which give you plenty of one-to-one attention.

Our Sandplay Therapy Courses, Trauma, Art & Supervision Trainings

Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses

Sandplay therapy training courses

Learn how to use sandplay with children, teenagers and adults

Introduction –  Booking March 2021
Certificate Spring 2021
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Creative trauma training courses

The only UK courses bringing together trauma models, sandplay and creative arts

Introduction –  Booking March 2021
CertificateBooking February 2021
DiplomaLaunching 2021

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Research-based creative supervision training

 Full modular supervisors training, weekend courses and supervision groups

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Integrative expressive art training courses

Accessible, innovative ways of using drawing and painting in counselling

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Get in touch with Jill or Emma

If you have any questions, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on jill@jillcarter.co.uk or call on 07932694779