CPD days using the Arts.

Small Groups in relaxed setting   

Sand Tray
Arts & Wild
Clay Play


SAND TRAY training days. An opportunity to experience using sand-tray with an introduction in ways to facilitate sand tray in the counselling setting.  10 – 4pm.  Fee £65 includes drinks and hot soup. Bring own bread/sandwich/salad. Next Sand Tray dates : Spring 2020 - to be posted February 2020.



experiential days for counsellors and therapists. Experiential time to be outdoors in the large two acre garden (and if wished, across the road in the sandlings area, or beach). Returning to the garden or garden room, using arts media as well as discussion to consolidate the experience.

Next date will be Spring 2020, to be posted February 2020.



CLAY PLAY Day for counsellors and therapists. Clay Play days to explore expressive use of clay for both personal and professional development with ideas of how to use clay in counselling / therapy and group work.  In the pottery studio and house. By arrangement for 3-5 people. 10-4pm. Fee £65 includes hot drinks and soup, bring own bread/sandwich/salad etc. Next Clay Play day Spring 2020, to be posted February 2020.


From her work as a potter Biddy came to work with children in clay clubs and schools and this in turn led to training as an integrative arts psychotherapist at IATE London. After working as an arts psychotherapist for over twenty years she is now retired from long term therapy sessions. Recent training in Wild Therapy allows her wonderful large garden as well as the nearby coastal landscape can be explored in combination with arts media for single / several sessions of therapy. Biddy is the UK co-ordinator as well as a participant in the current UK training in Clay Field Therapy given by Cornelia Elbrecht. Biddy also continues to offer professional development for counsellors and therapists using different arts media.

Biddy Barclay Dip. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (1999 IATE). Dip. Group Dynamics & Groupwork (2007 IATE). Post Dip. Cert. Person Centred Couples Counselling (2010 “Counselling Works”). Wild Therapy