Sand trays in nurseries will be familiar to most people.  They support a child’s creative and interactional play and provide heaps of fun

Why study This Course

Trays of sand, along with toys and other small objects, are easy to provide in any therapy room and have long been widely used therapeutically with children and particularly within the Jungian tradition.  Christine Stevens, the leader of this workshop, has developed an approach to relational and experimental work with adults and families using these materials in a way that is informed by Gestalt therapy theory.

This workshop is designed to introduce the theory and practice of working from a Gestalt perspective with the sand tray as a therapeutic tool. Participants will gain hands-on experience supported by theoretical understanding and will be able to incorporate this approach into their experimental toolbox.

The day will include visual presentation, demonstration and supervised experiential practice along with discussion on clinical applications.

About the tutor

Christine Stevens PhD, MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, MSc Applied Social Studies, CQSW has been involved in psychotherapy and counselling since 1987.

She led a master’s programme in Gestalt psychotherapy, and more recently designed a second masters in pastoral counselling. She is academic advisor for a Doctorate in Psychotherapy and an examiner for the University of Middlesex.

She has also examined for Nottingham and Derby Universities.

Her interest in training has given her a long-standing teaching role within the Gestalt Institute in Slovenia (GITA). She is regularly invited as a guest trainer to overseas institutes, including the Philippines, the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

In Nottingham, she supervises a placement focusing on short-term Gestalt therapy which has been running since 2000.

She is the current editor of the British Gestalt Journal and has written on the use of creativity in therapy sessions with individual clients and couples. She recently completed a degree in contemporary fine art and runs workshops from her studio.

She has a private practice in Nottingham.

Course fee

£165 self-funded / £195 sponsored

*20% discount for current GC Dip Couns Students, Psych Students & Graduate Members

Next date

Date: TBA



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