Creative Counselling Approaches for Young People

with Jenny Reid

Monday 20th June, 9:45-12:45

Jenny qualified as a Non-Directive Play Therapist in 2005, initially working with children and young teenagers. Through her work as a counsellor at Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, she has developed these techniques to work effectively with young people up to 25 years of age, and has delivered several training workshops to counsellors working with adult clients.

In this workshop, Jenny will explore the rationale for using creative approaches in counselling young people, including an awareness of adolescent development.

Participants will be given the opportunity to experience a range of materials, and to explore both directive and non-directive counselling techniques. These are likely to include a selection of:

  • work with sand trays and small figures;

  • storytelling and narrative techniques;

  • picture-making and visual arts;

  • sensory play, embodiment and mindfulness;

  • using symbol and metaphor.

This workshop is primarily aimed at practitioners working with young people aged between 12 and 25. However, the content may also be of interest to counsellors working with adult clients, particularly when that client group includes young adults or adults who are processing childhood trauma.

This workshop will also be held on Monday 13th June 2016, 9:30-12:30. Please note this date is fully booked.

This workshop previously ran on Tuesday 15th March 2016.