Sandplay is a creative and effective play therapy used extensively with children, young people, adults, couples and families around the world. Jill Carter helped develop Integrative Sandplay training in the UK, which simply means using techniques and skills from a wide selection of psychotherapeutic and play therapy training, including Jungian, object relations’, Gestalt, transpersonal, person-centred and systemic. This allows us to tailor the therapy to suit the client and help them to express memories, conflicts and feelings. Jung believed that creativity allows us to heal: this is being proven by neuroscience and trauma research, which are also a key part of our sandplay trainings.
We focus on learning key practical skills and on becoming free to express and create in our own sandtray work, which enables our clients to do the same. Our groups are friendly, accessible and interactive. They also include music, meditation, breath work and art. It’s not just about learning how to work with clients, its also about becoming part of a supportive and nourishing group for ourselves. All our sandplay courses are suitable for BACP and UKCP counselling and psychotherapy Continuing Personal Development (CPD).
We recommend that you are in personal therapy during our courses and if we feel you would benefit from it, we will talk to you one-to-one. We may be able to suggest therapists. We can provide creatively attuned supervisors, and work to BACP standards.