Facilitated creative and expressive writing

Counsellor and writing for wellbeing practitioner based in Bristol, UK.

An exploratory writing group for counsellors and therapists

This is a group for counsellors and therapists wanting to explore expressive and creative writing in a contained and confidential space. The aim is to connect with each other through writing and sharing in a group – allowing ourselves to experiment with form and content, engage in self-exploration through writing and develop a creative practice that is enjoyable and meaningful.

I know from my own experience that in writing creatively and expressively in a group, sharing and reflecting on what we have written, we can experience a different way of connecting to ourselves and others. I have found writing together with other practitioners in this way is an invaluable tool for my own personal and professional development. In this kind of immediate and expressive writing, allowing ourselves to write about whatever rises to the surface in response to a prompt, we can develop new insights through what is revealed to us in our own words written in this moment and what is revealed in what others in the group have heard as they paid attention when we share our writing.

In our first meeting together, I will guide us through the co-creation of a working agreement that reflects our group needs and then carefully facilitate the writing practices in the sessions that follow, coordinating the monthly meetings and using my skills as a writing for wellbeing practitioner to provide structure to the sessions and some expressive writing practices to get our exploration started.

If you are looking for a practice to enhance your personal wellbeing or would like to explore how writing creatively and expressively might enable you to gain a different perspective on your professional practice, then this group might be for you.

The cost is £20 per monthly session, payable in six monthly blocks. The dates and times are still to be finalised. If you would be interested in joining me in 2022, please get in touch to register your interest: keylifetherapy@gmail.com