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Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

Online 6/7th March 2021 with Emma Steadman.

An accessible weekend’s online Introduction to Sandplay Therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Sandplay is a widely used and proven form of counselling, in which the healing process happens in a gentle, non-verbal way. It is therefore an effective way of helping children express feelings, process traumatic memories and therefore improve their behaviour. Sandplay is also very effective with teenagers and adults who may prefer play therapy to talking, e.g. people with autism.


This course is suitable for anyone interested in the sandplay process, especially psychotherapists, play therapists and counsellors in schools, other counselling environments and in private practice. Other mental health, NHS and education professionals/volunteers and students are also welcome.


Learn key Sandplay Therapy skills in a small group


As it is a small supportive group (no more than 10 people), you will learn the key Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff in a free and protected space. Kalff developed sandplay therapy after a request from her teacher Carl Jung to find a way to do Jungian analysis with children. We will also give you advice on what equipment you need for sandplay therapy or Gestalt sand tray. In addition, you will get lots of practical help and one-to-one support from one of the UK’s top sandplay therapists.


This introductory weekend will give you a good idea of how sandplay works. Students often continue onto the Certificate course, which gives you a sandplay therapy training. So, why not come and start your journey towards becoming a Sandplay Therapist.


Next course is ONLINE via Zoom Meetings

6/7th March 2021 with Emma Steadman


10-5pm both days


Online price £250


This course needs 6 people in order to go ahead on planned date. If less than that, we can offer other dates, other courses or a full refund.

Jill Carter Training Limited cannot help with the cost of accommodation or travel in any circumstances.

Online via Zoom Meetings with Emma Steadman

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This course is for you if:

  • You work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • You are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Adding sandplay therapy and play therapy skills appeals to you

The three levels of Sandplay Therapy Training:


Check this general overview on sandplay therapy and why its effective

Benefits of this course:

  • Clear explanation of the Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff
  • Practical skills in sandplay process
  • Advice on getting started in schools, counselling centres and in private practice e.g. what trays and figures to use.
  • Tips on encouraging clients of all ages to try sand tray
  • Experiencing sandplay therapy by doing it ourselves in a friendly community
  • Research-based ways of encouraging employers to fund and raise awareness in society for sandplay therapy.



Emma Steadman is an experienced play therapist (MA, BACP), supervisor and trainer. She  has worked in CAMHS, charities and schools over the last fifteen years. She is therefore a very experienced teacher and supervisor of creative arts and sandplay therapy. Emma creates a playful creative space to open hearts and minds. She therefore encourages students to tune into clients, see different perspectives and develop confidence.

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Online discounted price £250. Full price £300 (payment plans available).

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The course will give you:

  • All courses can be used for BACP/UKCP Continuing Personal Development
  • The Introduction will give you all the skills you need to confidently use sandplay therapy
  • And the ability do the Certificate in Sandplay, which is a way to become a Sandplay Therapist.

Support and Community:

  • Closed online groups, webinars, podcasts and videos.
  • Group supervision days in Colchester and Ealing

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I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent handouts, her encyclopedic knowledge but most of all the personal qualities that she brings, such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. The pace is gentle yet firm, her holding of the space exceptional and after experiencing Psychotherapy training in other institutions I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. The handouts are eloquent and erudite, the symbol collection second to none and the opportunity to learn experiential as well as via lectures deeply effective and in my case, life changing.