Upcoming Training Courses for Professionals

I offer a range of courses. Please see below for more details.

Working Creatively series coming in the autumn:

Using fairy tales

Experimenting with matryoshkas

Exploring stories

Vision Board Course

With Kimberley Fuller - vision boards are a way of manifesting and focusing on the goals you would like to achieve in your life that you can take away from the session - time to stop, breathe and focus - at a crossroads, change direction or want more of something in your life

Day course- we will bring together a blend of practical and creative exercises so you can manifest dreams and plans for the future onto the page.

We will be running 2 courses in Bristol and London.

The importance of attachment in therapy

Late 2024 Dates TBC

In this 1 day course, for students or current practitioners, we will explore the theory of attachment and how that translates into your work. Experiential exercises will be used to support you to explore your own attachment patterns, so you can become aware of how your own styles can impact on your work with clients. You will discuss strategies to use with clients to explore their attachment dynamics and find ways to change their relational patterns. This course puts the theory into practice and helps you find creative ways to bring the theory to life.

Group session


Play and psychotherapy

“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” - Winnicott

Late 2024 Dates TBC

This one day course for students and current practitioners explores Jaak Panksepp’s findings of at least 7 emotional brain systems shared by mammals, including: SEEKING, RAGE/ANGER, FEAR, LUST, CARE, PANIC/SADNESS, and PLAY. When one system is not working well, it impacts the rest.

In recent times, the emphasis in schools has shifted from play to academic skills. I have noticed over time how many adults have forgotten or never learned how to play. Panksepp suggested that play is a key area for promoting social bonds, reducing stress, developing cognitive and behavioural skills, and fostering creativity. Play is also connected to self regulation and can help clients to stay within their window of tolerance.

This day course will focus on exploring the importance of play, what this might look like as an adult, and how to use different forms of play in your client work.


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