This workshop offers experience of working therapeutically
with small objects such as buttons stones and shells. We will
also explore how this method may be incorporated into
counselling practice, or used by workers in allied services.
It may also be of interest to participants who wish to use
this method for themselves, to gain insight into and maybe
resolution of their own issues.
The process of symbolising thoughts, feelings and experiences
into external, concrete images is in itself healing and
enables us to become more clearly aware of unconscious
processes or habitual patterns of behaving.
By using symbolic objects which can be moved around in space
and time we add a further dimension to this process helping us
to imaginatively try out different choices, perspectives and
outcomes, so this method is particularly useful for working
with decisions, choices about future directions and
experiences of chaos and stuckness.
Objects will be provided, and you will be encouraged to use
the contents of handbags and pockets. Some work will be done
sitting on the floor so please wear comfortable clothes.
Tables and chairs are also available.
English language and literature from 1962-70, and retained her
enthusiasm for literature and language principally through
poetry. She commenced a life-long commitment to training and
practice in the creative and expressive arts in the 70’s,
exploring the many creative and therapeutic applications of
the visual arts as a lecturer in LJMU Art School. She taught
on the University Counselling Diploma from its inception in
1991 until her retirement last year and in the last years of
her university employment, she managed the University
Counselling Service as Senior Counsellor. She has worked as a
therapist in a variety of settings, educational, primary
health care, a community and voluntary sector and now works in
private practice as a counsellor, supervisor and management
consultant, She has training and experience in a range of
therapeutic orientations and works principally in the person
A Certificate of
Attendance will be given and this course counts
towards Continuing Professional Development.
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