This APCCA Level 2 course is an amazing course which develops understanding and skills to work therapeutically with art. The course is open to anyone who works in an appropriate work setting, such as counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, coaching, education, healthcare, support work, youth work or other similar roles. Students must be able to practice outside of the course and will need to organise appropriate supervision.

You can read some of our students feedback below;

“The course is clear and engaging, and the assessment process is truly empowering!” Meli

“An amazing course delivered by experienced tutors with genuine passion and skill, I can honestly say I have learned more about myself on this course than I did throughout the years of my counselling training’  Jane

 “The learning is so powerful, and the skills I have developed has opened up a new direction in my career. The course and tutors are so supportive, I cannot recommend this course highly enough” Anne

Being on the course has helped me to realise my potential, and given me the opportunity to develop my growing edge” Linda

The course consists of 52 taught hours, alongside 22 hours of home study plus 6 hours of peer group practice. The course covers

Theory - Experience - Practice

The course is delivered currently online . Art training is not a requirement.
Course assessment is via portfolio using a peer assessment process.
An APCCA certificated course representing 8o hours of study.

Course dates

Tuesday evenings 6pm-8.30pm, one full Saturday per month, and one full weekend - see application form for dates.

Course Fee


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please send information about the January 2024 certificate course

Course tutors. The autumn course will be delivered mainly by Ani, with some input from Gerald and Marina  Click on link below to find out more about our tutors 

Gerald Webb

Marina Anderson

Ani de la Prida

"Being among such like minded people and connected to the person centred creative art tribe has reconnected me to the magic, flow and wholeness of being on a journey of new imagining and awakening dreams."

"This course helps people reconnect with their creative intelligence in varied and meaningful ways, and they leave with a different understanding of their creativity and its relevance in their lives."

"Such a lovely inspiring course - I thoroughly enjoyed it!" 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You will need to fill in an application form, and then you will be invited to an interview. Places are offered only after a successful interview and once suitable references have been received.

How do I attend an online session?

We use Zoom, a popular video conferencing platform which is free to download and use with a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

What do I need?

A quiet space to  where you wont be overheard, and some paper and pens/pencils/crayons or even paints, or an iPad or similar with digital art app - in fact any materials you have to hand and like to work with.

You will also need to be able to practice the skills in a work setting and will need to organise appropriate supervision. This would usually be at your usual work setting and role, or it can be an organised placement. If unsure please call to discuss. 

Do I need to keep my webcam on?

Yes, as it will help you to feel part of the whole group experience - and will help to put other people at ease in the group, too.

Do I have to be good at art?

Not at all! The workshop is about the creative process and our aim to help you let go of any self criticism you may have about what you create. 

Will this qualify me to to be an art therapist? 

No, only those who have completed an HCPC registered course at MA level can use the title art therapist. Our courses are designed to extend your existing skills and qualifications, for example  graduates can use titles such as;

creative art counsellor

person-centred arts counsellor 

therapeutic arts facilitator

creative arts coach

and similar titles according to qualifications.  

ASSOCIATION FOR PERSON CENTRED CREATIVE ARTS LTD is registered in England and Wales under company number 12397019 at 101a Crow Green Road Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom, CM15 9RP.
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