Sandplay therapy is a creative and effective way of working with children, young people, adults and families. It is widely used in counselling and mental health settings. Basically, Jungian sandplay was developed by Dora Kalff. Her work is the basis of all of our courses. However, we also integrate skills from Gestalt sand tray, object relations, transpersonal and person-centred sandplay work. In addition, we will help you through your own personal process in sandplay in order to become a well-rounded and confident therapist.
Firstly, our groups are small, friendly and interactive. Secondly, you will be doing your own sandtrays, as well as using other art therapies such as art, music and meditation to create an expressive, healing space. Thirdly, there will always be space for individual and group consultation and supervision sessions during our course of training.
There is no written work. Instead,you are assessed in individual supervision. Also, you will be asked to present a case study to the group. In particular, the Certificate and Diploma courses require 50 hours each of client work. However, there is no deadline on completing these hours.
In summary, we recommend that you are in personal therapy. Therefore, we may be able to suggest creative therapists or supervisors. We work to BACP Ethical Standards.
I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism. Her handouts are excellent and she has encyclopaedic knowledge. Above all, I loved the personal qualities that she brings. She has such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. Therefore the pace is gentle yet firm and her holding of the space exceptional. After experiencing psychotherapy training in other institutions, I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. In conclusion, the handouts are eloquent and erudite. Also, the symbol collection is second to none. In fact, the experiental learning and lectures were deeply effective and in my case, life-changing.
We offer three levels of Sandplay Therapy Training
In general, the best place to start if you are new to sandplay therapy, is the Introduction to Sandplay Therapy weekend course.
Then the next level is the Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy, which is our main key skills sandplay training.
After that, you can go on to the Diploma in Integrative Sandplay Therapy, which builds on and expands the skills of the previous courses.