WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND OUR WEEKEND COURSES ARE RE-STARTING THIS AUTUMN WITH THE APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE. PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.
The playful way to awaken personal growth and creativity
We offer friendly, stimulating workshops and trainings in North West England to release innate creativity for personal insight and to promote continuing professional development (CPD) for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who may want to integrate the approach into their practice.
Our workshops are also suitable for anyone with a genuine interest in pursuing deeper personal awareness, self-empowerment and growth.
Joan Elliot (B.A Hons. Person Centred Counselling, BACP registered accredited counsellor, Adv. Cert. PC group facilitation in PCEAT).
Joan has immersed herself in the culture of PCEAT since 2006 and completed the training with Dinah to facilitate groups using this model. She leads courses incorporating this expressive approach for groups around the Lancaster area. She is a Person-Centred counsellor who has gained extensive experience from private practise and working for professional organisations. Where possible she integrates PCEAT into her counselling practice. Comfortable when working at emotional depth and bringing her serenity, compassion and resilience to group environments, Joan has the gift of transmitting safety within a group, truly embodying Carl Rogers’ core conditions.
Joan was brought up in Longridge in the Ribble Valley. She has lived in Lancaster for over 30 years, but still has a strong connection with nature. Joan is divorced and single with 3 grown up children and enjoys the company of good friends. She loves walking, creative expression, yoga and travelling.
Sandra Lynch (Diploma in Counselling, BACP Accredited Counsellor, Certificate in Creative Supervision)
Sandra is a BACP accredited counsellor and certified supervisor in creative supervision. She is an experienced counsellor, having worked in NHS primary care settings for the last 10 years. In the past, she has enjoyed working in young people’s services and secondary schools, as well as delivering stress management courses.
Since 2015 she has been a regular participant on Dinah’s Cumbrian PCEAT training weekends and gained invaluable experience in the supportive role of intern on the PCEAT follow up series of workshops and as a guest facilitator. She joined Joan as co facilitator in September 2019.
She is committed to ongoing professional development and is an active member of a person centred process group. Other interests are yoga, meditation, walking and the outdoors.
We are delighted to have Donna and Jane interning on the introductory
and level one courses.
To book a place on one of our courses, we require you to fill in a booking form with your
brief information about your professional and personal background Our workshops
your reasons for wanting to attend the training
a non returnable deposit of £75
Please note our workshops are not designed to cater for those in very fragile states or with complex issues, who would benefit from seeking in-depth therapy..
Bookings for the all courses are dealt with by Joan Elliot.
Please send a cheque deposit of £75 made payable to Creative Connection Cumbria and posted to:- Joan Elliot, 17 Leighton Drive, Lancaster, LA1 5UQ. If you prefer to make a BACS payment the account details are:- Creative Connections Cumbria. Sort code:09-01-29. Account number: 19926739
We require you to pay the balance on all our courses (£75 for the Introduction and £375 for the Level 1) two weeks before the start of each course (the first of the month for each respective course).
Instalments can be negotiated if circumstances necessitate.
Follow up instructions
On receipt of your deposit plus your required details we will send you follow up instructions about the workshop, directions to Endmoor, information about payment of balances and a list of suggested local accommodation (if requested).
We respect your privacy and will store your personal information securely. This will only be shared amongst the team of facilitators and kept for the duration of the course. Your contact details will be kept to inform you on further courses unless you inform us otherwise.
Venue Address (not for Correspondence)
Endmoor Village Hall