Therapeutic Creative WritingWith an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, I offer sessions for individuals who would like to explore personal issues using journalling, exercises/techniques, metaphor, prose and poetry amongst others.
At a variety of settings I also run therapeutic creative writing groups for members of the public, for organisations and agencies and also community celebrations and events. In partnership with Time &Tide Taletellers I am running therapeutic creative writing and landscape sessions at National Trust sites.
I gained a wealth of skills, knowledge, information and training in tailoring this work to a wide range of client goups. I am also Chair of Lapidus South West and help to develop research in this area.
I have delivered sessions for people who are preparing for retirement, people with a variety of mental health issues, people coping with loss, people who have been abused and people who are coping with pregnancy issues. Groups have been delivered at Mind, Self-Injury Self-Help, Cruse Bereavement Care, for counsellors and supervisors, for Bristol City Library Service in Bristol and BANES, LinkAge for older carers, at older people's residential homes, care homes, and Dundry View Community Celebration.