Demonstrations with members of the group will enable delegates to observe first-hand how and when to introduce artwork and then, practising in pairs, they will be able to experience the different interventions first hand.  We will discuss the impact of working creatively and explore together the effects this might have on the therapeutic alliance.  Guidance will be given as to which clients are suitable for this kind of intervention, and some contra-indications.  The day includes a colourful presentation on the history of working creatively in therapy, and on how artwork has been developed in different therapeutic settings.  Casework examples will be given, a theoretical basis for using artwork, and practical skills work on how to introduce and facilitate creative interventions and then how this moves the therapy forward.

Presenter biography

Pauline Andrew is Director of Deep Release and Managing Director of Barnabas Counselling Training.  She trains both counsellors and supervisors up to Diploma level.  She has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages, a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Supervision.  Her lively, interactive, vividly illustrated and often humorous training style has proved popular around the UK and in Europe on a wide range of topics relating to counselling.  Pauline also teaches the Barnabas Diploma in Supervision and the L5 Certificate course in Integrating Creative Interventions in Counselling.  She has a counselling and supervision practice in Essex.

Professional Development Day: Integrating artwork into your counselling practice - BACP Events

The main aims of the PDD is to

  1. To show how art work can be integrated into your counselling practice
  2. To learn how to facilitate creative interventions which can release unconscious processes within the client
  3. To allow participants to watch demonstrations and then experience the interventions themselves
  4.  To explore the impact on the therapeutic alliance

By the end of the PDD, you will be able to

  1. Facilitate several different creative interventions using artwork
  2. Understand the impact this can have on the therapeutic alliance
  3. Understand how to move both into the intervention and what to do afterwards
  4. Be aware of potential pitfalls and to assess the suitability of clients for this kind of intervention

This PDD is relevant to

This workshop is suitable for any counselling approach or model which is comfortable with integrating creative interventions. It is particularly relevant for those working with clients with blocked emotions or who have difficulty in finding words to express their thoughts or feelings.


Please book your place online or alternatively fill out a booking form and return it to


Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
Queen Street


Registration will be 9.30am with the workshop starting promptly at 10am. Two refreshment break and a light lunch will be provided. The workshop will finish at 4.30pm.