A Gestalt approach to working with children (Easter intensive): The Gestalt Centre, London, 9-13 April 2018
For more details, see the Gestalt Centre's website.
Exact dates TBC. For for more information, see the courses page on the Gestalt Centre's website.
I deliver short training courses in:
- arts-based counselling and psychotherapy
- child psychotherapy
- adolescent psychotherapy
- creativity and play
I have delivered training to counsellors, psychotherapists (UK and internationally), school support staff, hospice staff, pastoral care workers and community school nurses.
Video: working with sand trays, from training session in Poland, September 2017
Video by Anna Ziomek
“The course material was interesting, accessible and fun. It’s given me confidence to incorporate using arts methods in my work.”
RT, special needs teacher, Devon.
“Your heartful work with teens has equipped me to work more creatively with young fire setters.”
MT, Pastoral care worker, London Fire Brigade.
Gestalt adolescence training: Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct 2015
These pictures illustrate a therapists’ training workshop on working with adolescents using the arts at Gestalt Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Exploring through drawing
Adding an embodied response to the drawing: ‘what might my shoulders say about this situation, if I give them a voice?'
Learning by doing: exploring self expression using simple percussion instruments
A musical 'sound bath’ – the inner group relaxes deeply, listening to restorative sounds created by the outer circle of musicians working together
Sitting together in a circle conveys equality
The therapy process: shifting from a rupture to a repair – when a relationship runs into difficulties, empathy and willingness to understand what ‘went wrong’ helps both parties rebuild mutual trust
Training complete – with certificates!
Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation
I am a member and guest tutor with the Violet Soloman Oaklander Foundation. See details of my workshops in the UK and abroad on the VSOF website.
Some other training workshops I’ve led…
“Great variety: teaching, experimental/experiential – brilliant! Good pace, really helpful sessions. Plenty of chance to have a go, try new things, ask questions, share in the group. Great handbook.”
“Loved the theory and practical combination – a lot covered in a short period. I liked the ‘humanness’ of the approach. Able to participate and interact as a group of equals.”