Writing for Self Discovery Full Day Workshop : Personal Maps

London Writing for Self Discovery Workshops
London Writing for Self Discovery Workshops
Public group


The Minster Centre

20 Lonsdale Road · London

How to find us

Close to: Tube station: Queen's Park (0.2 miles) Railway station: Queen's Park Railway (0.2 miles) Overground: Brondesbury Park (0.5 miles)

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This is is the third in a series of three Writing for Self Discovery workshops on the theme of personal maps.

Workshop one: Starting points, home and safe harbours (Sat 29th Feb - morning)
Workshop two: Fellow travellers and companions along the way (Sat 2nd May - morning)
Workshop three: New destinations, paths and finding a route (THIS WORKSHOP - Sat 13th June - Full day)

You are welcome to attend all, or any, of the workshops in the series. Please book tickets separately.


- Do you enjoy getting to know yourself at a deeper level?

- Are you interested in how the process of creative writing can help you access self-truths you may have buried or hidden from yourself?

- Would you welcome the chance to work in a small, supportive group with qualified counsellors as facilitators?

You don’t need to be experienced or skilled in creative writing to take part. You just need to be open to engaging with a process as it unfolds.

The workshop will involve writing creatively in response to different prompts given by the facilitators. This can help develop your awareness of how writing can be used to give you new perspectives and improve your wellbeing. Everyone has a unique voice and stories to tell. We encourage creative ways to express this in a safe and friendly environment.

The course will be facilitated by qualified and BACP registered counsellors, Sarah Richings and Lucy Watt.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Venue for this workshop requires steps to access it.

Please let us know of any other reasonable adjustments we can make to support you to be able to participate in the event.

Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

Although the workshop is being held in the Minster Centre, we do not have any connections with the Centre, and we trained at the Metanoia Institute.

About the facilitators:

Sarah Richings is a BACP registered humanistic counsellor and has trained in facilitating creative writing for therapeutic purposes. She is also a counsellor in a university setting, and previously in a bereavement service. Sarah has also worked in further education as a teacher and adviser.

Lucy Watt is a BACP registered and accredited humanistic counsellor working in private practice in Dalston, East London, and an assistant tutor at Metanoia Institute. She works with adults, both as individuals and in groups. Lucy also has experience as a bereavement counsellor in an East London hospice. Previously, Lucy worked in the social and digital innovation sector, in local government politics and supporting young people into work. www.lucywattcounselling.com

Cancellation policy: the fee can only be refunded if the course is full and we can find a replacement for you before the workshop starts.