Sandplay is a journey in which both the facilitator and the client walk together. It is an exciting journey not to be missed. For the therapist it is a privilege to be part of the enfolding of the client’s psyche and for the client it is a true revelation of their inner core. Sandplay encompasses everything both past present and future. It can sometimes reveal something so buried that the client has forgotten the original event.
Once this is seen the client now knows what is needed to make the necessary changes to the patterns and beliefs that are often directing their life in the present.
Anxiety & depression, Panic Attacks, Healing Trauma, Grief and Loss, Health Issues, Relationships & family issues, Nightmares, Burnout, Behaviour management, Post natal depression, Bullying, Vanishing Twin, Behavioural issues such Anger, All forms of Abuse, Addictions, Decision making, Connecting to Self and Soul.
During this course you see that Sandplay is the most powerful and subtle tool that you will possess for understanding your clients. Its capacity for analysing complex issues is unsurpassed. Your work will be client centred, innovative and transforming.
The benefits of Sandplay to counsellors, in short, are threefold.
Sandplay goes to the heart of the problem. The clarity it brings is the meeting and transforms situations. The therapist and the client see once what is needed for change and fulfilment of the client.
Marg Garvan is a qualified and practicing counsellor since 1996, possessing a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy. She is the director of Ghandarva Wholistic Counselling and Sandplay Therapy Training Australia.
In 1996 Marg Garvan established her own counselling practice in Thora NSW and in 2004 moved it to Richmond NSW where it still operates today (Ghandarva Wholistic Counselling Centre) where she works with children, adolescents and adults.
In 1999 Marg became a director and part owner of The Crucible Centre and in 2000 the Centre received accreditation from the Australian Government (via VETAB) for 2 courses they designed and facilitated:
(VETAB accreditation ceased in 2005 due to excessive fees and thus proving not viable.) In 2005 they gained course approval from ACA for a professional Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology.
Marg also ran personal development workshops for 12 years
In 2011 Marg established Sandplay Therapy Training Australia, which is dedicated to training professional counsellors in Sandplay Therapy. The training she provides is founded on the previous work and has been developed even further.
Marg has followed her instinct and passion into professional counselling (Ghandarva Wholistic Counselling Centre) working with the body, mind, spirit and the emotions to such expertise, that she can quickly identify her client’s issue’s and support them in making a positive transformation in their lives.
From Marg’s own experience, she sees the value in teaching skills to professional counsellors thus improving their ability to work with clients more effectively and not suffer “burnout” with new innovative techniques.
Sandplay Australia courses proudly display The ACA OPD approval.