A not-for-profit community organisation

Welcome to Creative Counsellors

We are a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to empowering counsellors and therapists globally with the confidence and skills to offer a more creative approach alongside their core counselling modality. We do this because we believe that many clients benefit from a more creative and out-of-the-box approach to therapy that places their interests, passions and goals at the core of the therapeutic relationship. We also recognise that many more counsellors are seeking a fresh approach that compliments their core counselling modality (person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT etc) and we set out to create a community where we could all connect and learn from each other, while ending isolation and furthering the movement for more creativity in counselling.

We were founded in 2017 and have grown as a community to just over 11 000 counsellors who are working creatively to support their client work. We offer training, membership, retreats, events, skills-shares, book clubs and our popular annual gathering. We welcome trainee and qualified counsellors from all walks of life.


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Our Therapeutic Community on Facebook is an ever growing and evolving space full of wonderful like-minded therapists with an interest in offering out-of-the-box interventions to support their client work. Become part of a thriving community where we co-create a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment to deepen skills while sharing the ups and downs of being in practice.

What is Creative Counselling?

Creative Counselling combines talking therapies with creative interventions. As a model, Creative Counselling fundamentally respects a counsellors core training model (Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis…) and compliments the core approach with Creative Interventions. When we work from a Creative Counselling approach, we prioritise our clients’ preferences placing them at the core of the work and meeting them where they are at by incorporating their interests and passions. We give expression, movement, a voice, a shape, a symbol, a metaphor and colour to a client’s experience bringing it to life in a way that often words alone can’t do by helping clients to connect with their inner wisdom and creating a path for the unconscious to be made conscious.

When I founded Creative Counsellors in 2016, I wanted to create a space where we bring people together to talk openly about how we can support our clients when words alone are not enough. Together with Gaynor and Evie we have now grown a thriving community of incredible counsellors who are making a difference in their communities and the work is ever evolving. I was so excited about the work that we were doing that I wanted to write about the adventure and so this book was born and has gone onto be an Amazon Bestseller. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to you all! Tanja xx


'I didn't just find a new space to hang out, I found my Counselling Family!'
'What Creative Counsellors teach are more than tools. They encourage us to do the deep work to make the change'
'I love that whenever I need a little inspiration, I can jump onto the Facebook group and ask for help, knowing that I will walk away inspired'

#CreativeCounsellorsWrite - Articles written by counsellors for counsellors

Ways to facilitate therapy with Dixit Cards in Creative Counselling

A Literature Review Exploring how Effective and Compatible Creative Interventions are when Combined with Talking Therapy (Creative Counselling)

Creative Therapy – Working With Cards by Karen Stallard