I am a Drama Therapist and received my Masters in Drama Therapy from New York University. I also have a certificate in Creative Arts Therapy from The New School University. I became interested in Sandplay Therapy while a student at NYU. One of our required courses is a Projective Techniques class in which Sandplay was one of the techniques introduced to us.
I have worked with various populations including: children who have witnessed domestic violence and adults with chronic mental illness. Currently, I am working at an elementary school with children who have behavioral issues utilizing Drama Therapy and Sandplay Therapy.
I have been training in and studying Sandplay Therapy since 2009. In addition, I have taken 44 hours of Dr. Barbara Turner’s online courses. Currently, I am participating in Dr. Turner’s group supervision and have completed 14 hours.
Sandplay Therapy is a fascinating and effective modality. I have used it with all of the populations that I have worked with. It gives a voice to those who have difficulty expressing themselves. It is a self-healing process that gives the client the power to heal themselves with the therapist as the “holder of the space,” supporter, and guide. I am looking forward to continuing my studies.
I am a Sandplay practitioner and consultant (STR-C) in private practice. I work in a very rural part of Wyoming, USA. My main interest is working with children and combining Sandplay with Experiential Play Therapy. I find it is a lovely combination of treatment modalities which work effectively. Children enjoy both aspects of their play and they are personally invested in the process of healing.
Currently, I am available for personal process and consultation. I continue my Sandplay studies and also participate in Sandplay groups to enhance my skills.
I am passionate about people development as it impacts how individuals grow to realise their potential and has significant connection with their personal well-being, satisfaction and contributions at work and in life.
Trained as a lawyer, I followed my passion to work in education after five years of legal practice. I was privileged to have worked on various educational initiatives at institutional, sectoral and national level for more than twenty years, from teaching law to raising English literacy and numeracy skills of low-skilled workers for employment and employability as well as the development of professionals in adult education and career development.
In my current practice as a career and life design coach, I coach individuals with relevant career skills and knowledge to make career decisions and navigate career and life course transitions using various educational and career development strategies and tools. I use Sandplay to help individuals connect with and work towards their career and life goals in congruence with their inner motivations, unique gifts, interests and needs as well as work with what may be challenging or limiting for them as they navigate changes in their career, work and life.
My personal experience with the Jungian Sandplay Process has been profoundly transformative and I consider it a privilege to also be able to provide Jungian Sandplay Process for individuals who are working towards becoming Registered Sandplay Therapists (STR) and those who want to work towards personal growth and integration in their individuation journey.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a Registered Sandplay Therapist with AST and a Certified Clay Therapist.
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling and work with adults, young people and children. I have experience counselling in a hospice, youth agency, secondary, middle and primary schools. I currently work in primary schools, as well as a children’s advocate in Child Protection. I am a volunteer counsellor for a youth agency and am a counsellor in private practice.
I have a special interest in trauma and have completed training in Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3.
My focus in the last few years is with working with children and developing my creative therapeutic work. I am very lucky to have discovered Sandplay and completed training with Eunice Stagg in 2016. It has been an exciting journey of growth for me personally and professionally. This deep way of working is transformational and fits very well with my therapeutic approach and other trainings. I am a Certified Clay Therapist following training with Lynn Souter-Andersen.
I am currently working towards my full licensure after graduating from Chadron State University in May 2016. I recently attended Dr. Barbara Turner’s Sandplay I class and have been using Sandplay as a treatment modality with my clients. As I continue to see the effectiveness of Sandplay, I become more excited to seek advanced training.
Areej has an MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice from UCL and Anna Freud Centre in the UK. She has trained in Play Therapy from Canadian Association of Play Therapy (CAPT) and is now working towards becoming a certified Sandplay Therapist with the AST.
Areej works primarily with children, adolescents, and families in her private practice, Lumos Counselling, in Karachi, Pakistan. She also co-founded and now heads the Emotional Well-Being Department at at a private school in Karachi.
Having been an accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist for many years, I saw time after time the power of Sandplay Therapy with my clients. Having qualified as a Registered Sandplay Therapist with the AST, I now work with adults and witness again their growth in coming to know themselves deeply through this powerful and gentle medium.
I work in a beautiful private practice in Borehamwood, Hertfordhire in the UK, an easy commute from Central London. Whilst I have a range of clients I have also supported many therapists who are seeking to develop their practice through their own Sandplay process. This has been an incredible honour.
As a mobile Sandplay Therapist I also work closely with those who are unable to come to my practice. For example, it is a joy to work with enclosed, contemplative communities for whom Sandplay seems to be a natural element to explore soul-centred issues.
I am particularly interested in the link between spirituality and Sandplay and am currently exploring how the practice of mindfulness by the Sandplay Therapist creates a deeper therapeutic relationship and holding through presence. In the future I hope to do my PhD on this topic.
As a University lecturer, I offer support to Sandplay Therapists in how to set up and grow a successful Sandplay Therapy Private Practice training, Therapist self-care days and will soon run a new workshop entitled ‘The Mindful Therapist’.
Anita is a registered Sandplay Therapist and has had many years of experience working with children. Anita truly believes in the effectiveness of this non-verbal form of play therapy as she has been able to observe its positive results across cultures. Her travels have allowed her the opportunity to work with children both in the Caribbean and England where she has been able to observe the positive effect that Sandplay has had on them despite the huge differences in culture. Anita’s moto is that ‘play is the universal language of children’ and it is though play that they are able to communicate most effectively as well as heal. Anita qualified as a Sandplay Practitioner with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and then further went on to qualify as a Sandplay Therapist with the Association for Sandplay Therapy. She currently runs a private practice as well as visits local primary schools to offer Sandplay Therapy to individuals at school. Recently she has also been supporting therapists with their personal process in Sandplay. Her background in music and fine art also help to shape the therapeutic work that she carries out with her clients.
I am currently working at Changi General Hospital as a part-time Senior Community Coordinator. Prior to this I was a medical social worker for many years , working with patients in various areas, such as intensive care units , rehabilitative medicine, psychological medicine and palliative care.
I have completed the AST certified Sandplay therapy training under Eunice Stagg and look forward to using Sandplay therapy in my volunteer work which involves reaching out to Christian workers who face various personal and spiritual challenges, loss, grief and life transitions. I am interested in seeing how Sandplay Therapy complements other counselling approaches.
I work for BREEZE OF HOPE FOUNDATION ( http://www.abreezeofhope.org ) who has CUBE program in Bolivia.
CUBE (Breeze of Hope Center) is a transdisciplinare Center (with legal, psychological and social work areas), for children and adolescents who were sexual abused.
I started in CUBE two years ago (2016), working with children an adolescents in the terapeutic field. Also, I work with the parents and the rest of the family preventing re-victimizations situations against the surviviors. I also participate in court giving my testimony of the case, or accompanying the survivors in court when they have to give their testimonies.
At the prevention area of the program, I do workshops in schools or colleges about children´s rights, trauma and the effects of sexual abuse in humains beings.
All the services at the Center are free of charge, benefitting families with not economic resources.
I´m psychologist with a Master degree in AFFECTIVE AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (2015) from the PUBLIC UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA – SWITZERLAND (UNIGE)
This fall I´m finishing my basic training for EMDR with the iberoamerican association. And I’m continuing my preparation for being a SANDPLAY THERAPIST with a group of psychologist at CUBE.
I qualified as a Practitioner of Therapeutic Play Skills in January 2012 and in February 2016 as a Certified SandPlay Practitioner. My training was undertaken with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy. (APAC /PTUK) I also hold the NNEB qualification which was awarded in 1981. My early career was in a Social Services Day Nursery, then owning and leading a Private Nursery School for 5 years, and for the last 15 years as a Nursery Nurse in an Infant and Nursery School.
In September 2016 I made the decision to concentrate on my Therapeutic and SandPlay work and left my role as a Nursery Nurse. I now work with children between the ages of 4 and 7 years in two Infant Schools for two and half days a week. The work can be challenging as there are serious social and economic problems in the schools catchment area, all of which has an impact on the children and their families I work with.
I continue to be excited by my work and enjoy my regular Continuous Professional Development courses and appreciate the amazing support from my Supervisor Eunice Stagg. Currently I am attending Family Life in the Therapeutic Space, a series of six workshops led by Dr Lynne Souter Anderson and Chris Wise. This summer I will also attend a SandPlay weekend retreat led by Eunice Stagg. My aim this year is also to begin Barbara Turners online course, and hopefully work my way through the further courses on offer.
As well as my part time work I am a wife, mother to our son and daughter and gran to our delightful granddaughters and feel blessed to still have the luxury of spending time with my elderly parents.
I have a compassionate and creative therapeutic style, inspired by working with families, individuals, and youths in educational, hospital and forensic settings for the past decade.
Journeying with each client has ignited my clinical interests in learning difficulties, workplace wellness, trauma, mindfulness, spirituality, and neurobiological perspectives.
Presently, I engage with a diverse repertoire of therapeutic techniques. Sandplay therapy will be a primary or adjunctive therapy for children and adults, in combination with cognitive, behavioural, and experiential approaches, where appropriate. Together with the client, we will discover what is needed and desired.
Sometime in the future, I hope to pursue my research interests in the neurobiological mechanisms, and aspects of mindfulness and narratives of spirituality, in the Sandplay process.
Anum Malik is a therapist who currently practices in Karachi. Her training and experience have led her to specialize in working with children, teenagers and their families. She works with individuals and groups using humanistic integrative counselling techniques, sand, play and art.
She is a highly qualified and trained Psychologist with an MSc. in Clinical & Health Psychology from the University of Manchester (UK), and has pursued specialized training in order to work with children and families. Anum is working towards becoming a fully licensed Play Therapist with CAPT, Canada. Her passion is to help build up family units, either by working with individuals (children or adults) or by using dyadic therapies such as Theraplay. Her most recent training was in Sandplay Therapy (UK) with the Association of Sandplay Therapy. She provides Jungian Sandplay Therapy for clients of all ages, who may be looking for nontraditional and nonverbal therapeutic interventions. Anum enjoys the experience of being able to provide a safe space where changes can take place in the psyche, through the unspoken art of working in the sand.
Anum supervises psychologists and therapists that use creative tools in their work. Since completing her Clinical Supervision Diploma with CPPD, she provides individual and group supervision across Pakistan. Anum now trains therapists to use directive and non directive play therapy techniques in their work.
Anum also provides training and workshops for parents, teachers and professionals in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. At the moment she manages her own private practice, Creative Counselling and more information can be found at Facebook.com/creativecounsellingpk.
Daniela Marinescu is Jungian Sandplay Therapist, Jungian Sandplay
Therapy Consultant and Teacher registered by AST and Sandtray Play in
She is Board Member of AST and President of Romanian Sandplay
She is approuved Clinician Psychologist, Master in Jungian Psychotherapy,
has study stages in Psychoanalisys of family bonds and NLP, is trained in
Pedagogie relational ESPERE by Jaques Salome and is trained and
certified in Sandtray Play in Education by Kristin Unsteinsdottir.
Daniela works with Sandplay from 2009 and she sustained hundreds of
children, adolescents and adults to find the healthy functioning of their soul.
In 2014 Daniela also created Integrative Sandplay® Training as a way to
introduce the diversity of play with sand into psychological practice. She
found the ways to put to work in a coherent manner Jungian Sandplay
principles with Sandtray techniques, Sandwork and different kinds of
SandArt in the processes she sustains with individuals, families and
She works hard to spread Sandplay Therapy and offers workshops for
introduction in the field of Sandplay and trainings in Sandplay Therapy.
Especially she loves to teach about therapeutic relationship in Sandplay
and about Jungian understanding of Sandplay scenes and process. She
has a deep interest on psychodiagnostic perspectives and on the symbolic
images of psychodynamics offered by Sandplay scenes series.
Completely dedicated to this complex, deep and delicate therapy, Daniela
founded Romanian Sandplay Therapy Association in 2010. In 2012 she
opened Sandplay Clinic in Bucharest and in 2018 founded Sandplay
Academy for training In Sandplay Therapy and Integrative Sandplay.
Daniela is coauthor of International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy and
sustains the translation of most important books of Sandplay into
I am a Company Director / independant Social Worker/ play therapist and work with fostered children . It is
important that I stay up to date with playtherapy training and be able to support my team in persuing ways of
working with children therapeutically and it is useful for me to apply sandplay techniques when working with
Social work degree Birmingham City University
Social work post graduate in practice education of degree students Birmingham University
Basic Counselling certificate
Working with bereavement in young people CPD certificate National Fostering Agency
Play Theray Certificate PTUK
Play Therapy Sand workshops BFT