Creativity in therapy

A 2-day CPD workshop with Simon Jacobs

The Grove is proud to announce the another addition to its growing series of CPD workshops.

On Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015, Simon Jacobs will facilitate a 2-day workshop on the theme of creativity in therapy.

This 2 day interactive CPD event will expand your repertoire of possible creative interventions to help clients discover new ways of expressing themselves, replacing existing, unhelpful and destructive ways of being that can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and anger problems amongst others.

Developments in neuroscience have shown that lasting change takes place to the circuitry of the brain when we have new experiences – creative therapy invites clients to discover themselves afresh and ‘re-solve’ unfinished business.

PaintingWe will explore the use of metaphor, imagery, art, movement, voice, play, drama, and other creative ways of raising awareness, finding new resolutions and supporting growth in the client.


Workshop dates, times and venue

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015, from 10am to 4:30pm at our central London training venue near Oxford Circus, W1.

The fee is £250 + VAT = £300 for the 2-day workshop. Each participant will receive a certificate for 12 hours’ CPD.

Please email Sarah Briggs at The Grove for an application form: [email protected]



Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for counselling trainees as well as experienced counsellors and psychotherapists: anyone for whom
creativity and effectiveness is important in their therapy work. Creativity and use of metaphor can unblock the therapy if the client becomes ‘stuck’. Use of creativity can access unconscious material and generate new possibility for the client to address the difficulties they may be facing.



What does the workshop involve?

The workshop content will include:

  • Theoretical background to working creatively as a therapist.
  • Finding the most effective creative approach for different client groups.
  • The role of the experiment in therapy.
  • Group creative exercises.
  • Presentation of case study material.
  • Integrating creativity in different approaches.


Facilitator profile

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Simon Jacobs believes that psychotherapy is essentially a creative process between therapist and client. Creativity is in his professional background, since he previously worked as a designer and creative director within the advertising industry. He found this creative and artistic background to be an important resource as a psychotherapist.

During his professional training, over a 6 year period, he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree at The Gestalt Centre London, accredited by the London Metropolitan University. He is now a psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Since training, he has worked within the NHS as a counsellor in GP surgeries and in a psychiatric hospital. He currently works part-time at the Priory Hospital, where he sees individual clients and also runs therapy and psycho-educational groups for adults and adolescents on issues such as self-esteem, assertiveness and depression. He also provides psychological support and guidance to the clients of The Genius Trader, a professional trading consultancy.

His work draws upon his experience of working under the pressures of the commercial and corporate sectors, in a number of different roles, and of having travelled widely. These experiences have proved invaluable in his work with individuals and groups, adding to the depth of experience which he feels is important to be able to offer his clients.

Simon is an experienced facilitator in therapeutic and group settings.



Fee and application process

The fee for this 2-day workshop in central London is £250 + VAT = £300. The fee is payable by cheque or online transfer and can be paid by instalments.

Please email [email protected] for an application form and payment details.

Catering is not included in the course fee. But there are plenty of coffee shops and cafes nearby offering refreshments and lunches, accessible during the breaks.