In December 2016 four participants in our Advanced Certificate in Jungian Sand Therapy course graduated with distinction and were awarded their certificates from The Sandplay Institute of Ireland. 

All four are based in County Louth and are full time therapists. Phil Lennon and Mary O’Donoghue are both accredited with the National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy. Niamh O Siochru is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, while Fiona Quigley is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

Each was presented with their certificate by course tutor, Jean O’Kelly, an accredited member of the International Jungian Sand Therapy Association as well as the Irish and British Associations of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Below are just some of the comments made by the the students on their end-of-course evaluations. 

See Our Training Unit page for full details of our next introductory workshops on Jungian Sand Therapy.

"The whole experience was very powerful and yet gentle. I know I have grown and changed for the better since I started the course... Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"Thank you Jean for your skill, patience, information but mostly your presence. I have learned as much from YOU as from the taught elements of the course."
"I found Jean a very encouraging, understanding and gentle tutor. I am so glad I found sand therapy, it has helped me become who I am meant to be. Thank you."
"The course was well presented by an excellent tutor."



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