Tanja is an Integrative Counsellor, NLP Practictioner, Hypnotherapist, author of the "CBT Doodling for Kids" series and Therapeutic Coach. She is a registered member of the BACP and has a private practice based in the heart of the community in Chester. She has previously worked as a counsellor within the NHS & Rape Crisis. In 2018, Tanja was invited to take part in the Facebook Community Leadership Program along with 114 other global leaders. She is passionate about advocating for a more creative approach to counselling to suit the needs of the client as well as ending counsellor isolation and burn out through her community efforts. Tanja also runs another project called Confident Hearts where she trains others in Compassion, Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coaching through her online courses and offline workshops
Gaynor is an Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor & Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a registered member of the BACP and has a private practice in Southport. She offers one to one counselling and group support. She has previously worked as a counsellor and assessment officer at a Rape Crisis Centre in Liverpool. She is the Events and Retreats Lead for the Creative Counsellors and provides online training and support within that community. Gaynor's creative, compassion based approach is at the heart of all her work.
Evie is a qualified Integrative Counsellor & Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coach. She is a registered member of the BACP. She shares a private practice in the heart of the community in Chester with Tanja. She has also worked with mental health charities and Rape Crisis. As the Community Engagement Lead, she is passionate about creating opportunities for Creative Counsellors members to get together, speak openly and find support to grow their creative counselling skills while making new connections
Masha Bennett is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and therapy trainer, based at The Sand & Sound Centre in Glossop. Masha’s work is steeped in symbol and metaphor, she specialises in Integrative Sandplay Therapy and Gong Healing, and also works with nature, drumming, therapeutic art, clay, and the Enneagram. She has taught Emotional Freedom Techniques in several countries around the world, and also teaches on the topics of Trauma, Metaphors of Movement, Sound Healing, and offers a variety of short workshops for Creative Counsellors. Aside from playing with symbols and metaphor in her full-time therapy and training practice, Masha paints pictures, writes, and has many cups of tea in her wild woodland garden. Previously she has worked in the NHS, residential children’s homes, prisons, probation and addiction treatment services, as well as in a BBC garden in Scotland, a Soviet genetics lab, and Moscow Zoo.
Website and blog: www.sandsoundcentre.co.uk
Hi, I am a qualified Therapeutic Expressive Arts Practitioner and Integrative Counsellor in training, and I facilitate the Creative Counsellors "Awakening Your Creativity" workshops for members as well as contributing to regular blog articles. I also deliver sessions to Public Health, Mind, community arts organisations and mental health services. I have a passion for the healing power of arts and creativity is my driving force behind therapeutic work, I love working in my visual journals and create sessions that can prove every person has a creative spark that can be awakened. Recently I also started mentoring and training therapeutic professionals wanting to use creativity and visual arts in their work but needing to build their own confidence. This resulted in a ripple effect and seeing how transformational creativity can be. I currently run monthly Zoom workshops called “Creative Awaking” and every month a different art approach/medium is explored. You can find me here:
Facebook: Honorata (Artlysing)