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Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

Accessible and affordable sandplay training skills

for working with children, adolescents and adults

Sandplay therapy is:

  • A widely-used type of counselling, in which the healing process happens in a gentle, non-verbal way. It was developed by Dora Kalff based on the World Technique of Margaret Lowenfeld. Sand play and trauma therapy are proven to be effective in helping children express feelings, process traumatic memories and therefore improve their behaviour.
  • A very useful therapeutic approach with teenagers. Also, adults who may prefer play therapy to talking, e.g. people with autism or dementia.

Sandplay therapists:

  • In brief, use miniature toys to enable clients to process their traumatic experience. For example, with clients who have been sexually abused. It is a form of sand pictures which allows children and young people to work through even preverbal traumas in a free and protected space.

This introductory level sandplay therapy training course is perfect for:

  • Your work as a school counsellor, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or other mental health professional
  • If you are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Gaining basic skills in using sand and creative play therapy with children, adolescents and adults
  • Adding sand tray therapy and play therapy skills
  • Basically, deciding if you would like to train to be a sandplay therapist

We suggest you also read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Why do the Introduction to Sandplay Therapy course with us?

Discover the benefits of this course

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  • Suitable for anyone interested in using sandplay therapy with clients including children, adolescents and adults
  • Clear explanation of 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 society for sandplay therapy
  • Feel supported in a small group of 6 to 10 people
  • Connect with expert, friendly, supportive tutors
  • The foundation for the Certificate in Sandplay, which is the way to become a Certified Sandplay Therapist
  • All our certified sandplay training courses are 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, 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

“I would not hesitate to recommend Jill’s training in Sandplay Therapy to anyone interested in direct practice with both children and adults. The training was hugely inspiring and provided an intimate approach to learning the skills through our own unconscious reflections and experience. Jill is basically a wonderful facilitator for the training and also an incredibly skilled therapist. I cannot therefore express the benefits both individually and for my own practice that this training offers”.


Next Introduction to Sandplay Therapy Course

introduction to sandplay therapy courses

Choose your date
Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th October 2022 OR
Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th March 2023

ONLINE courses via Zoom Meetings. Face to face courses will resume before the end of 2022. Let us know if you would prefer to do this course in person.

10-4pm UK time LIVE both days

£250 payable on booking

6 to 10 people.

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

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If you have any questions, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on or call on 07932694779

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