Sandtray work

Sand Tray Therapy

Sandtray Therapy is a creative therapy in which clients represent their personal world in symbolic form by working with objects in a sand-filled tray. Working in this way can powerfully enhance a client’s awareness and promote expression, exploration and resolution of a variety of issues.

Sandtray Courses

Introduction to Sandtray

An opportunity to discover and experiment with using Sandtray in your practice.

This course is aimed at professionally trained counsellors and psychotherapists, or counsellors in training.

One-day course, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

6 hours of CPD

Cost: £125 (incl of VAT)

Deeper in the Sand

A follow-up course giving an opportunity for professionals already using the Sandtray to share what they have found effective and what they have found challenging.

The day will include opportunities to try further/different Sandtrays and to hear about some of the recent research and development.

One-day course, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

6 hours of CPD

Cost: £125 (incl of VAT)

Therapeutic Sandtray Play with Children

This course is suitable for counsellors and non-counsellors. The training covers:

  • Introduction to Sandtray work with children
  • Using Sandtray to support emotional wellbeing

One-day course,  9.30 am - 3.30 pm

5 hours of CPD

Cost: £125 (incl of VAT)


Discounts available to students, and for multiple bookings. Please contact the office for details.

All Sandtray courses come with CPD certification and take place at Wellspring House in Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Interested? For more information, please contact or phone 01423 881 881

Check out upcoming training dates here.

Feedback from our Introduction to Sandtray course:

'Brilliant day, thoroughly enjoyable & insightful. Wonderful training.'

'Well paced, very professional, and friendly.'

'Very informative. The pace of the course was appropriate and gave plenty of time for reflection/sharing. Thank you Helen - very much enjoyed the day!'

'Really enjoyed it - warm, personable facilitator who provided a safe space for us to really explore how sand tray is used to benefit clients.'

Feedback from our Therapeutic Sandtray Play with Children course:

'This has been without a doubt one of the most insightful and informative courses I have been on. Will be using my knowledge withing my setting for sure.'

'Excellent, learned so much. Thank you.'

'A lovely course. Very interesting. Can't wait to go and put it into practice. Well paced and delivered.'

'Super workshop, thank you!'

Feedback from our Deeper in the Sand course:

'Good practical approach, with hands-on exercises.'
'Really good support and guidance. Thank you.'
'All aspects of the day were powerful and creative.'

Wellspring House

78 High Street, Starbeck
Harrogate, HG2 7LW

01423 881 881

Opening times

Monday 9am - 8.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 8.30pm
Thursday 9am - 8.30pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

We work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) Code of Ethics.

Wellspring is an Affiliated Organisation number AT 326 of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and a partner in the Route One VCS Partnership.