Training and Consultancy 

Our experienced trainers offer a range of bespoke training packages including; Safeguarding and Child Protection, Neglect, Impact of Domestic Abuse, Peer on Peer Domestic Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation, Impact of Parental Substance Misuse, Communicating and Assessing Children Creatively, Neuroscience and The Impact Of Trauma Upon Children and Adolescents, Attachment and Interventions with Children.  Our trainers have provided training for Lifeline, Children’s Services, Safeguarding Children Board, Barnardos, Salford University and Charitable organisations.

Creative Ways offers bespoke training on attachment and the neurological impact of trauma upon children and adolescents for schools interested in introducing play therapy for their children.  We highly recommend that school staff participate in this training prior to play therapy commencing with children as it improves outcomes for the children and gives teachers skills to help them deal with issues that children may present in class.

Creative Ways can also provide half day seminars to support practitioners in developing their confidence and their own practice.  Seminars include:

  • Introduction to Neurological child development, the impact of trauma and applying learning to practice to achieve better outcomes.
  • Introducing creativity into your work with children: The importance of play and and building confidence to incorporate imagination and creativity into your working practice with children and families.
  • Transference and Counter Transference: How our relationship with clients may influence engagement, progression and outcomes.
  • Introduction to Emotional Literacy and explorative tools.
  • Resilience and self esteem with children and young people: Methods to monitor and boost resilience and self esteem.
  • Identity: Incorporating Equality and Diversity into our practice with children through child friendly activities.

The above seminars can also be amalgamated into bespoke training days.

Creative Ways is experienced in developing and setting up successful services, and offers consultancy and support around a range of areas; service planning and development, service user involvement and participation, identifying gaps in services and developing creative solutions, identifying training needs and ensuring the transfer of training skills back into the workplace.

Recent feedback

“Pippa Miller was an excellent trainer. Pippa was confident and she pitched the course at a level everyone was able to exchange views. She had lots of empathy and listened to everyone’s feedback with a positive point of view.”

“Excellent trainer. Pitched at right level and kept to time.”

“Fantastic inspirational training”

“I found the training very informative in relation to my current role. In particular the case studies and how they theory is linked to practice was particularly helpful. This training would have been very good for new foster carers to help them understand the key issues regarding attachment and developing and the impact on the brain.”