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Expressive Arts Therapy UK: an introduction to creative arts

Accessible and affordable creative training skills

for working with children, adolescents and adults

  • Expressive arts therapy UK: does creativity appeal to you in your practice and your life?
  • Join us for a weekend of creative arts expression, leaving any anxiety about being artistic behind you.
  • This course is about expressing our intuitive and sensing selves and being open to the healing salve of creativity.
  • In this two-day introductory weekend, we will use Natalie Rogers’ Creative Connection® as the foundation for experimenting with mark-making, sound, paint, movement, natural materials, clay, and ritual.

Expressive arts therapy UK: this introductory level course is perfect for:

  • Your work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or other mental health professional
  • Gaining basic skills in using expressive and creative play therapy with children, adolescents and adults
  • Integrating expressive creative arts therapy and play therapy skills into your work and life

Why do the Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy UK course with us?

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Discover the benefits of this course

  • Suitable for anyone interested in using creative expressive arts therapy with clients including children, adolescents and adults
  • Clear explanation of expressive person-centred theories of Natalie Rogers
  • Enjoy tips on encouraging clients of all ages to try creative arts
  • Experience creativity by doing it yourself in a friendly community
  • Access research-based ways of encouraging employers to fund and raise awareness in society for expressive arts therapy
  • Feel supported in a small group of 6 to 10 people
  • Connect with expert, friendly, supportive tutors
  • The foundation for the Certificate in Expressive and Creative Arts
  • All our training courses are suitable for BACP and UKCP counselling and psychotherapy Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Your Tutor

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  • Irene Dudley-Swarbrick PhD tries to live her life creatively, colourfully and with compassion. She is a senior academic in Counselling and Psychotherapy training, teaching both talking therapies and Person-Centred Expressive Art Therapy.
  • In 2019, she co-wrote and launched the first MSc in Contemporary Creative Approaches. She is a published researcher.
  • Irene also maintains a private practice offering Creative Psychotherapy that integrates her work as an Expressive Art Therapist with Process-Experiential and Emotion-Focused talking therapies.

Next Expressive Creative Arts Therapy Course

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Choose your date
Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th September 2022
This is a face-to-face course.


Saturday 26th/Sunday 27th November 2022
This will take place ONLINE via Zoom

Tara Centre, Lancaster, Lancashire.
Two minutes’ walk from Lancaster Train Station. Car parking available.

10-5pm both days

£250 payable on booking

6 to 10 people.

Get in touch

Get in touch with Jill

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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