Certified SandStory Skills® Trainer Programme:

For Therapists and Counsellors looking to become Trainers to non-therapists in SandStory Skills®.


SandStory Skills® equips professionals who are not therapeutically qualified with essential, safe, 'soft skills' to support the emotional wellbeing and personal development of children, young people and adults in their care. It is tailored for those who are:

    o Childminders, Nannies, Nursery Managers and Workers

    o Teachers & Teaching Assistants/One-to Ones, Learning Mentors

    o SENCOs,  ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants), Nurture Group leaders, Pastoral Teams,             Social Work Assistants

    o Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, Behaviour Support Practitioners/ PRU teams, Residential                   Support Workers, Youth Workers, Youth Offending Team Officers.

    o Play Workers and Therapeutic Play Workers

    o Foster/Adopter Workers and Looked After Support staff. Social Care staff. Therapeutic Outreach          Workers.

    o Family Support Workers, Parent Coaches

    o Life Coaches, Career Coaches, Business Coaches

    o Spiritual Directors, Religious Heads, Religious Communities (supporting vocational discernment           etc.), Church Pastoral Teams

    o Residential Care Homes Workers, Activities Coordinators (for senior adults)

And many others!

The course is available online for Therapists and Counsellors who are interested in teaching others SandStory Skills®. The training confers the title 'Certified SandStory Skills® Trainer' - for more information and to enrol, click here: 


In March 2020, I taught SandStory Skills® to a group of Behaviour Support Practitioners who support excluded children.



Lara Kasza

Creator of SandStory Skills® training, Lara teaches this in small groups and to individuals over Zoom and at the SandStory Centre in Stanmore, NW London



Sarah Day

Sarah qualified in September 2020 and offers SandStory Skills® training to SENCOs and Social Workers as an in-person as well as online training

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Carol qualified in September 2020 and offers in-person SandStory Skills® training  in Cornwall, mainly to Forest and Beach School practitioners.  An online version of the training suitable for those working with children and young people in schools and other settings as well as outdoor is coming.



Huw Fifield

Huw qualified in September 2020 and offered SandStory Skills® training to the TAs in his school in the UAE.

Huw will be relocating in October 2020 to Wales, UK and  is contactable on huwf@hotmail.com

Jane Manners

Jane qualified in September 2020 and offers SandStory Skills® training to those working primarily with children and young people.



Jemma Wemyss

Jemma qualified in September 2020 and offers SandStory Skills® training to professionals who support children in community settings. the course will be available online initially and then in-person.



Email: larakasza@hotmail.com

Phone: 07910386908


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