Certificate in Creative Practice: weekend course

The Grove’s creativity course has a central aim: to discover and enhance your own creativity which allows you to better serve your clients or supervisees in creative ways.

Course overview:

If you’re a therapist or coach or wellbeing practitioner who’d like to make sure your clients benefit from sessions in a deeply meaningful way, then this short training is designed just for you.

There are many ways to connect with clients. Connection may come about verbally but for some clients that may reach them. That’s where we might reach for our creative selves allowing alternative ways to better serve our clients.

The Grove’s creative resonance workshop is purposefully experiential allowing you to work with different creative modalities: from music, art, drama-dialog, playlisting, nature observing, sketching ‘parts’ of ourselves, all the way to expressive movement or guided visualisation.

The workshop will ignite your own creative self, empowering you to bring that resonance for your clients or supervisees. It is a fun enjoyable way to let your creativity emerge for the benefit of clients and supervisees.

About this course

  • Course Duration:2 days
  • Next intake:2nd & 3rd December 2023
  • CPD Value:12 Hours
  • Level:Foundation
  • Fee:£250 + VAT = £300
Do you have a question? Get in touch with a member of the team who will be happy to help

Special offer

2 places for the price of 1

Bring a colleague or friend so that both of you can join in the creativity fun together.

The usual fee for 1 person is £250 + VAT = £300. With this offer, 2 people can enrol for the same fee.

Each of you needs to fill in the application form on the right – by Tuesday 28 November to qualify for this offer.

Make sure to mention each other’s name on the application form so we can pair you up.
We can invoice one person for £300 or two people for £150 each.

2 places for the price of 1 on our creativity weekend

We’re getting creative with our creativity course.

Come along with a friend or colleague because it’s 2 places for the price of 1.

There’ll be a great atmosphere getting playful with percussion instruments, coloured pens and sketch pads, collage and glitter, plus an array of art books. It’ll be a fun experience while giving you a practical toolkit of creative tools and techniques.

You’ll come away from the course feeling inspired and equipped to bring more creativity into your therapy work.

2 for the price of 1: a creative offer for more creativity!

Read more about creativity in therapeutic practice

Find out more about how using creativity enhances your therapy practice. This blog article written by Elliot Davis goes into greater detail about the role of creativity, with tips on how to access this powerful resource in your therapy work with clients or supervisees.

You can also see the course syllabus and programme overview by clicking below.

This course will equip you with a practical toolkit of techniques and ways of working creatively with clients or supervisees.
A key part of the ethos for this workshop is also engaging with your own inner creativity, making you more adept at eliciting this creativity with clients or supervisees.
Aims of the course are:

  • Gaining greater confidence working creatively
  • Become more skilled in using creative approaches which resonate with clients or supervisees
  • Experiential learning about a range of creative approaches
  • Knowing how and when to bring more creative resonance to unblock stuckness with clients or supervisees

Saturday – welcome, introduction to generating creative resonance, how to access the creative self, exploring sound, art, writing, movement

Sunday – facilitation skills for creative resonance, when and how to use creative intervention

CPD certificates will be issued to reflect 12 hours of CPD across 2 days of attendance.

This workshop will be held entirely in person at NCVO near Kings Cross in London N1 9RL.

The course is held on the weekend on Saturday and Sunday in 2023.

Course Dates: 2nd & 3rd December 2023

Times each day: 10 am – 4:30 pm

£250 + VAT = £300 payable in full or by instalments. 
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is payable to secure a place on this course. After that, the total remaining payable must be reached 6 weeks before the workshop start date.
The course fee includes all training materials and the CPD certificate.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided during the course. A sandwich lunch is also included in the workshop fee. 

Meet the trainers

Sarah Briggs


NCVO training venue N1 9RL

NCVO is a modern purpose-built training venue within 5 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross station.

NCVO venue details

Application criteria

Applicants are expected to be qualified and experienced professionals in a mental health or helping profession, who are established in their practice. This will be covered in the application form. All applicants are expected to:

  • be qualified and experienced in their field
  • be full members of their professional body with a code of ethics and complaint procedure for publiprotection (such as but not limited to BACP, UKCP, COSRT, BPS, AHPP, NCP, NCS, ACC)
  • hold professional liability insurance
  • have supervision arrangements in place for their work with clients or supervisees

Professional standards

The Grove Practice is accredited by NCIP (National Council for Integrative Psychotherapists) as a CPD training centre. As such, all The Grove’s courses are awarded NCIP accreditation for CPD (Continuous Professional Development). This accreditation provides reassurance regarding high standards of teaching and course content. The NCIP is one of the longest-established membership organisations for this profession, formed in 1971 following the “Foster Report” on the statutory registration of psychotherapists, with a national and international network of therapists.

This retreat is recognised as CPD as part of membership requirements for professional bodies such as BACP, UKCP, AHPP, BPS, NCIP, NCPS, COSRT.

About this course

  • Course Duration:2 days
  • Next intake:2nd & 3rd December 2023
  • CPD Value:12 Hours
  • Level:Foundation
  • Fee:£250 + VAT = £300
Do you have a question? Get in touch with a member of the team who will be happy to help

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