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Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies Course Presentation

Relaxed and informative presentation that will explore all aspects of this course and will be followed by an interactive Q&A Session.

About this event

Short Description:

From professional courses to university degrees, whether you're interested in exploring counselling, psychotherapy, mental health and wellbeing for the first time or are an existing practitioner, Iron Mill College has an opportunity for you.

Our free Live Course Presentations will provide you with a great opportunity to learn more about our college and explore the range of courses we have available for you to study.

Post Qualifying Diploma in Creative Art Therapies - Live Course Presentation:

This inspiring, part-time course is now additionally open to students in training as counsellors/psychotherapists, and for those who are already suitably qualified professionals. It is available to study in Exeter and Poole over 12 weekdays and has Advanced Specialist Training Status with the National Counselling Society (NCS).

The course offers the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in, and fall in love with, their own creativity, before discovering how to safely, ethically and confidently integrate creative methods within their practice.

Students can expect to be inspired, joyous and to join a transformative learning experience, which will enable participants to enrich their work with clients through creative therapeutic methods.

The diploma is suitable for students in training as counsellors/psychotherapists, qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling and clinical psychologists, and mental health and wellbeing professionals (such as nurses, doctors or teachers) who offer therapeutic work to clients.

Please note: The above course requires physical attendance in Exeter and/or Poole. We warmly and actively welcome people from all nationalities at our college; however, please note that we are not a licensed Tier 4 sponsor, and therefore we are not legally permitted to offer a place to international students who would require a Tier 4 visa.


20-minute presentation, followed by Q&A session

Target Audience:

Open to anyone with an interest in:

  • Our college and the range of courses we have to offer,
  • The mental health, wellbeing and helping professions in general.

About the Tutor:

Sean Flynn

Iron Mill College Lecturer: Certificate in Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling; Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies.

Sean originally trained as an artist before going on to study dance and drama, initiating a passionate interest in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy. Sean first trained with Bristol Relate as a relationship and couple counsellor, working with individuals and couples experiencing relationship and family issues. Years later, after completing the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Iron Mill, Sean was invited by Rose Bedford to come and teach at the college.

Sean currently teaches on five courses and is passionate about learning. He uses his background experience in the Arts to inspire students to develop their own creativity and critical thinking. Sean has a private practice in Totnes and Tavistock offering counselling to individuals, couples, children and adolescents. His work is informed by his understanding of Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Gestalt and Existentialism. Sean is currently researching embodied practice and creativity with a view to writing a book.