Introducing ‘pluralistic sand-tray therapy’: Humanistic principles for working creatively with adult clients

Doreen Fleet PhD, Visiting lecturer and PhD Research Supervisor, University of Chester; Author of Pluralistic sand-tray therapy (2022, Routledge) As a counsellor and trainer, I have always seen the benefit of using sand-tray with adult clients who want to work creatively. The client will select objects to symbolise their inner…

The Metatherapeutic Current in Pluralism

Nicola Blunden, BSc Person-Centred Pluralistic Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London Terry Eagleton, one of my favourite philosophers, has written that, ‘For much of the time, our intellectual and other activities bowl along fairly serenely, and in this situation no great expenditure of theoretical energy is usually necessary. But there may come…

Pluralistic Practitioners Network Creativity Group: Creative Writing in Therapy. Gathering Report from 31st July 2021

Roddie McKenzie PhD, PG Dip. Counselling  (Senior Counsellor with Insight Counselling, Dundee). The PPN Creativity Group on Zoom continues to attract participants from across the UK and Europe. Fourteen attended the July monthly gathering of the group, which focussed on creative writing as a therapeutic tool. We are a mixed…

The Creativity Gathering: Multilingualism and Creativity in Pluralistic Practice (May 29, 2021)

Tatiana Stoyko, pluralistically-minded integrative counsellor, MBACP, www.counsellingnest.com Hello and welcome to the Creativity Gathering! I am writing this with an incredible sense of belonging to the community of people passionate about creative approaches to therapy. The group draws together therapists from different theoretical orientations and promotes openness and curiosity to…

Bread and Jam and Sparkling Wine? Can I be Person-Centred and Pluralistic?

Ani de la Prida, creative arts counsellor, psychotherapist, founder of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts, and lecturer at the University of East London I have been a passionate person-centred therapist and trainer for many years. A couple of years ago I attended the pluralistic conference in London, and…

Shaking the Pluralistic Kaleidoscope on a Central Asian Campus

Robin Higgins MA, University Counsellor and Well-Being Consultant, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Campus Well-Being blog: https://tenthstreetdinner.wordpress.com/ Pluralism is a process and not a product. It is a mentality, a way of looking at a diverse and changing world. A pluralistic environment is a kaleidoscope that history shakes…