working creatively with trauma
working creatively with trauma

Working Creatively with Trauma™

It’s difficult to stay across the ever-expanding world of trauma treatment and to work out how to use creative techniques in your day-to-day work. The aim of these new courses is to bring together creativity and trauma models as an integrative healing way of working with children, adolescent and adult clients. Creative play is also great in supervision and as a way of looking after ourselves as practitioners.

These courses are suitable for:

  • Therapists in the trauma field who are interested in using play in their work
  • Counsellors and psychotherapists wanting a creative and accessible way of working with trauma

We will work with trauma-informed sandplay®, art, meditation, music and movement to help our clients (and ourselves) be able to express the emotions, memories and experiences that our bodies hold onto until it is ‘safe’. We will be bringing together Jungian and transpersonal psychotherapeutic models, neuroscience, bodywork and systemic thinking, as well as introducing awareness of EFT and EMDR (which is a specialised separate training).

The courses are designed and taught by Jill Carter, who:

  • developed the concept of trauma-informed sandplay®
  • is a UKCP psychotherapist and supervisor with 15 years experience of working with sandplay and art
  • has a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Treatment (which had very little creativity in it, hence developing these courses).

All our groups are small:

  • never more than 10 people
  • are a mixture of theory and experiential work
  • there is self and group process in these courses.

All courses can be used for BACP and UKCP Continuing Personal Development (CPD). We adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework (2018).

Introduction to Working Creatively with Trauma™

introduction to creative trauma

The Introduction weekend is suitable for anyone working in the counselling, education or health fields interested in creative working. Final stage students are also welcome to apply. The course runs twice a year in Ealing, and costs £300. Now booking for March 2019.


Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma™

certificate in creative trauma

The Certificate is designed for people already working with clients as counsellors, psychotherapists or clinical psychologists. It is taught once a year (also in Ealing) over 5 weekends spread over 10 months. The cost is £1680 if you pay before the course starts, and £1750 payable in instalments. From this amount, £250 is needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. The first intake is now booking for February 2019.


Diploma in Working Creatively with Trauma™

diploma in creative trauma

A Diploma in Working Creatively with Trauma™ will be launched in Spring 2020. If you are not sure which to apply for, Jill is happy to help.


Contact us for more details or a booking form

Contact us for more details or a booking form