Creative Approaches To Counselling

For those who are in training on or have completed at least a level 4 Counselling course or equivalent, this short personal and professional development course will inspire and enable qualified counsellors/ psychotherapists and health care professionals to be confident in the application of creative techniques to enhance expression in their client work. The course will explore a variety of techniques including the art of visualisation, sound, creative writing, artwork, body awareness and breath-work and will be held over three separate days: students will have time to explore and experiment before returning for a final day to share and discuss progress.

Who is this course for

Course dates: Saturday 26 January, 16 February, 02 March.
This course is for trainee and professional counsellors/ psychotherapists and health care professionals with at least a basic certificate i.e L3 Counselling Skills or equivalent. Students who attend will also gain a CPD certificate of 18 guided learning hours.

What does this course cover

Creative counselling refers to a group of creative and expressive techniques and interventions that can be used in support of the traditional 'talking therapies' when words are not enough or possible to articulate feelings or tell the story.
By the end of the course students will have increased awareness and practical experience in the practice of delivering a variety of creative techniques for personal development and in their client work through the medium of visualization, sound, creative writing, artwork, body awareness and breath-work and be mindful of appropriate, ethical application.

What will it be like

Direct teaching of techniques with demonstration will be followed by experiential learning with the students forming pairs and triads for practice and participating in big and small group discussion. Assessment of learning will be in the form of tutor observation of student demonstration and subsequent tutor and peer feedback.
Students will be required to write a 300 word learning statement for the final Saturday session and keep a journal.

What else do you need to buy or do

Paper for drawing and writing and coloured pens/crayons will be supplied. Bringing own art materials is optional. Students will need to supply their own journal.

What this course could lead to

This course is for continued professional and personal development ( CPD ) for which a certificate of attendance will be supplied. Students may also be interested in Therapeutic Writing courses, see writing section of the prospectus for details.

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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