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. Dora Kalff initially developed Jungian sandplay in the 1930’s. 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.
Our students also learn evidence-based sandplay therapy techniques to use with primary school aged children, teenagers and adults. All of our sandplay therapy courses are based on recent research and clinical case studies. On every weekend, you are welcome to bring your clients’ material to discuss in group supervision. In addition, we will help you through your own personal sandplay process in a small, supportive group environment. You will, therefore, become a well-rounded, confident sandplay therapist able to use sand with clients, in supervision and as a way of looking after yourself.
You can apply to become a Certified Sandplay Therapist after you successfully complete our one year’s Certificate course. There is no written work, instead, you are assessed in a group or individual supervision, as well as completing 50 hours of client work. There is also no deadline to finish these requirements.