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Transpersonal Arts in Therapy Training

Transpersonal Art Counsellor, Level 7, City and Guilds

The course is grounded in Transpersonal Arts practice, that is rooted in image and metaphor that provides a sound and coherent foundation for therapeutic practice. The programme focuses on deepening the student’s proficiency in engaging through art and the human encounter for wellbeing, personal growth, and social change. Counselling is developed as an art, the conscious art of transformative meeting.

The training offers distinctive curricula that unites a broad range of artistic, theoretical and experiential approaches into a whole journey. The believe is art works through the human being’s senses to free and harmonise the dynamics of body, soul and spirit.

The student is trained in Visual Arts and is able to make proficient use of artistic techniques, exercises and materials.

The shared orientation of the programme at Tobias is the developmental philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, known as Anthroposophy, a modern spiritual path that respects the freedom of each individual, through a holistic understanding of body, soul and spirit.

Students are invited to explore this approach in order to come to their own judgements about its validity and relevance. This is taught within a critical context including Psychodynamic and Humanistic theory and practice.

The student will be taught how to build and maintain relationships and how to contact and communicate with people within professional boundaries. The students will be able to initiate, maintain and conclude a working relationship. the student is taught compliance with current government legislation and professional association regulations.

Upon completion of first year in this course as full time or second year as part-time, the qualification in Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing City and Guilds: Level 5 (ACGI) will enable students to run art groups in health and social contexts, with the aim of promoting wellness. Students have gone on to work in a wide variety of social settings with: hospices, women’s groups, children, special needs, mental health, and the elderly.

Upon completion of the second and third year year in this course as full time or 4th in part-time, the qualification in Transpersonal Arts Counsellor will enable them to work in the field of Primary Care, Mental health care, Special Needs centres, Care of the elderly, Education and youth care, Terminal Care and bereavement etc. More can be found in the course details.

This full/part time training starting 2021 September.

For more information, see the Tobias School of Art and Therapy Website.

For other public events/workshop/short course, please see EVENTS.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Monday, March 21, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Tobias School of Art & Therapy RH19 4LZ

    TWILIGHT LECTURES 2021: Term1 7.30-18.45 Cost:

    COST FOR TOBIAS STUDENTS £5 for Visitors (or £3 for External Students)

    Twilight Lectures take place 17.30 – 18.45pm on Monday evenings

    04 Oct 2021: Who is Rudolf Steiner? with Steve Briault

    18 Oct 2021: The 3- Fold Human Being with Steve Briault

    8 Nov 2021: Heartmath: A practice that initiates Heart Brain Coherence with Aya Husni Bey

    15 Nov 2021: Transforming Trauma in young people with Chandvi Shah

    6 Dec 2021: Graduate Talk with Joanna Coghill

    28 Feb 2022: Working with Bereavement with Louise Comfort

    14 Mar 2022: The 4- Fold Human Being with Steve Briault

    21 Mar 2022: The Last Supper with Andrew Wolpert


    • Monday, March 28, 2022
    • Tobias School of Art and Therapy RH19 4LZ


    Our next modular training is scheduled to begin in 28th Mar 2022.

    We provide a blend of residential and online modules every year for four years which comprises of one residential module for two weeks during July or April each year (depending on cohort) and six two-day online modules (12 days in total) spread throughout the remainder of each year. Dates will be given to each cohort at the start of each year.

    This way of studying is particularly suitable for international students. Tobias is situated only 20 mins from Gatwick airport and has good transport links to the rest of the UK. We welcome students from around the world and are happy to discuss eligibility with prospective students.

    This training is also ideal for UK students living further away from us or who have work and/or family commitments where this method of training would work best.

    Please note that all entry and training requirements are the same for both the Full Time and Modular formats of this training.

    Please click on the links below for further details on course content.

    After completing the first two years, successful students gain a Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing: City and Guilds: Level 5 (ACGI) award and after a further two years they qualify as a Transpersonal Art Counsellor, City and Guilds: Level 7 (MCGI) award.


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