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Sandplay Training: Certificate in Integrative Sandplay

Incorporate the power of sandplay training into your practice

  • Sandplay therapy is an especially gentle way of accessing unconscious memories and feelings. Sand tray works particularly well as a therapeutic method with children, young people and adults who struggle to express themselves verbally.
  • The focus of the sandplay training is on experiential creative learning. As a result, you will learn our evidence-based sandplay therapeutic method. At the same time, the key Jungian theories of Dora Kalff. There is also lots of practical advice and a chance to try sandplay.
  • We will also use other creative arts therapies such as music, mindfulness and meditations. Above all, the aim is to nurture ourselves in a free, protected space.

This popular sandplay training course is perfect for:

  • Your work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • Professionals working in an educational/mental health setting. For example, a school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Adding sandplay work and play therapy skills to your toolkit

We suggest you also read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Why do the Certificate in Integrative Sandplay training course with us?

Benefits of this course

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  • Become a Certified Sandplay Therapist in one year
  • Suitable for registered counsellors (or similar) interested in using sandplay therapy with clients including children, adolescents and adults
  • Learn the Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff
  • Gain practical skills in the sandplay process
  • Get advice on getting started in schools, counselling centres and in private practice e.g. what trays and miniature objects to use
  • Enjoy tips on encouraging clients of all ages to try sand tray
  • Experience sandplay therapy by doing it yourself in a friendly community
  • Access research-based ways of encouraging employers to fund and raise awareness in international society for sandplay therapy
  • Feel supported in a small group of 6 to 10 people
  • Connect with expert, friendly, supportive tutors . Our staff are in fact BACP and/or UKCP therapists and supervisors
  • All our certified sandplay training courses are therefore suitable for BACP and UKCP counselling and psychotherapy Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Your Tutor

  • Tina is the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Support Service Manager and safeguarding lead at Mind Jersey, the largest mental health charity in Jersey which supports children, young people and families mental health and wellbeing.
  • Tina is a dedicated, passionate and experienced Positive Psychology Coach, Self Love Coach and Mindfulness teacher. Tina is a Wellbeing and Trauma Informed Practitioner as well as Integrative Sandplay Therapist, holistic therapist and creative supervisor. Tina also delivers safeguarding training and has lectured for over 15 years on subjects such as Childcare, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Counselling and Coaching courses.
  • Tina has worked therapeutically with primary school children, young people and adults for over 20 years. She has supported schools and colleges, government, voluntary and private sector departments, organisations and communities to promote and support holistic, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

Expert, friendly, supportive training

“The Certificate in Sandplay Therapy run by Jill is an incredible course which I highly recommend to all mental health practitioners. Jill is a highly skilled facilitator and therefore makes you feel at ease straight away. Her warm and creative energy really helps with sharing personal stories amongst the group. This course not only led me on an enhanced professional journey, it also led me to a deeper and more profound understanding of myself and my life experiences. The course was in fact a very inviting, safe and healing space with a lovely group of people”.


Next Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Training

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The September intake is FULL. The next course takes place over 5 weekend modules from 12th/13th November 2022

● 12th/13th November 2022
● 7th/8th January 2023
● 25th/26th February 2023
● 22nd/23rd April 2023
● 17th/18th June 2023

ONLINE courses via Zoom Meetings. Face-to-face courses will resume soon. Let us know if you would prefer to do this course in person.

10-4pm UK time LIVE both days

● £250 deposit. Then choose from three payment options:
● 10 affordable monthly instalments of £175 per calender month or
● 5 instalments of £350 each or
● Pay £1550 three months before the course starts – this is the best value option – total cost £1800

Please note, you need to have 8 hours of supervision with one of our Training Supervisors at an additional cost. 

6 to 10 people.

Weekend content in detail

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    Weekend 1: Introduction to the group and working with sand

    Getting started (equipment, rooms, having confidence in what we do). BACP confidentiality, boundaries, ethics, contracting. Reading and supervisors lists.

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    Weekend 2: Working with children in schools, NHS and private practice

    Being with the child in front of you. The work of Violet Oaklander. Also, practical skills and support dealing with parents, head teachers and other colleagues. Case studies and examples of sand play with 3-11 age group.

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    Weekend 3: Being not doing. The creative world of Jung

    The healing power of the unconscious. E.g., anima (female), animus (male) and shadow parts of our clients and ourselves. Also, universal meanings common in sand and other play therapy creative work. Mandalas – the symbol of wholeness – in sandplay and in expressive art. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey in sand.

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    Weekend 4: Working with Teenagers and Trauma

    Encouraging creativity and story telling in sandplay with adolescents. Rites and initiations. The battle between Eros (life/love) and Thanatos (death/destruction). An introduction to using sandplay with both single and complex trauma.

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    Weekend 5: Remembering who we are

    Helping adult clients to know their hearts through sandplay. Simple ways of encouraging adults to do sand. An introduction to the transpersonal writings of Almaas. Becoming a Certified Sandplay Therapist and therefore joining our community.

    How to book for the Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Training

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    Step 1

    Fill in our online booking form

    Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
    Step 2

    Schedule a call to confirm your place

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    Step 3

    Pay £250 deposit & choose your payment plan

    About Jill Carter Training

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    These expressive therapy courses basically explain the theories and research behind creativity in counselling, education and mental health environments. They are written and taught by Jill Carter, the UK’s leading creative trainer for sandplay therapy training courses. The team also includes Lindsay Toogood, Helen Hawkins and Bekki Watson.

    In addition, our sandplay, expressive arts, creative trauma and supervision courses can be used as Continuing Professional Development by BACP/UKCP/similar regulatory bodies.


    The three levels of Sandplay Therapy Training:

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    Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

    If you are curious about or new to sandplay therapy, this is the best place to start.

    Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
    Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy

    This is the next level of training and is our main key skills course.

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    Diploma in Integrative Sandplay Therapy

    The Diploma builds on and expands the skills of the previous courses.

    Check this general overview on sandplay therapy and why it is effective
    Read our FAQs here

    Get in touch

    Please contact Jill

    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

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