Confidence in creativity:

Workshops for therapists

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“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” 

William Plomer

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About my Workshops

I am inspired by working creatively in counselling and am constantly blown away by the way that creative interventions help bring insight and opportunity for change, both in my own life and in the lives of those that I have the privilege to work with.  I love sharing these skills and encouraging therapists to experience the power of them in their own lives, alongside building confidence to work safely and competently with creativity in the counselling space.

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Working with Fairy Tales in the Counselling Space

Saturday 8th May 10am – 12.30pm

Join me to discover the magical power of working with Fairy Tales in the counselling space: My all-time favourite creative intervention!

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Be inspired by this interactive and experiential 2.5-hour workshop which will equip you to support clients, both in person and online in exploring their unconscious processes, helping them to understand how they view the world, the influences that have shaped them and their key scripts as well as exploring possibilities for change. You will learn why Fairy Tales are such a powerful way of working with clients, when it is appropriate to use them and how to facilitate clients working safely in this way.

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What therapists have said about this workshop:

 

“The workshop packed a punch all round and with a take-away activity to work directly with clients. I also enjoyed the pace of the workshop as well as being lovely to meet new people.” Angela
 

“The workshop was very clear, informative and enjoyable. It went above my expectations.” Annabel

What to expect

Workshops are held online via Zoom and last for 2.5 hours.

  • There will be a maximum of 8 participants.

  • Please bring your own materials – A4 paper and coloured pens.

  • Workshops are interactive and experiential and will include a live demonstration of the creative intervention (I will need a group volunteer for this), opportunity for feedback and discussion as well as partner practice in breakout rooms.  You will therefore be required to have your camera on.

  • A safe and supportive space to learn and share together.

  • By the end of the workshop, you will have learnt to use a specific creative intervention(s), experienced the impact of it for yourself and gained the confidence to integrate this skill into your own therapy practice.

  • All creative interventions are suitable for working both in-person and online.

  • You will receive a valuable ‘How to guide’ covering all the key points and clear instructions.

  • Payment is requested at time of booking via the Paypal link on my website.

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How to book:

Please secure your place on the workshop by making payment via the PayPal button below. Prior to the workshop you will receive an email with further information and the Zoom link (please check your spam or promotions folder in case it is hiding in there). Space is limited to 8 participants per workshop. If the workshop is full, please register your interest below and you will be placed on a waiting list for the next workshop. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cost: £40

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Creativity & Me

My journey with creativity in counselling began in my own personal therapy way back in 2002 after completing my counselling training.  This experience had such a profound impact on me; transforming my understanding of who I was that it shaped the style of counsellor I was to become.  Having originally trained in a predominately Cognitive Behavioural based theory I went on to do many hours of professional development training with Pauline Andrew of Deep Release, a counselling training organisation that has trained therapists to work creatively for many years. I continue to play an active role in Deep Release and am one of their registered therapists. I completed a level 5 certificate in Integrating Creative Interventions in Counselling in 2019 consolidating the work that I had done over the years.  Having embraced working online in March 2020, I undertook the Counselling Tutor Online and Telephone Counselling course, followed by Tamara Howell’s extensive ‘Learn to Love Online Therapy’ course, where I learned to love online work and my belief and confidence in working safely and creatively online grew exponentially.