Josie Scott

021 02 23 86 21

Baylys Beach
New Zealand

Celebrant Services
Counselling & Art Therapy
Workshops & Training
About Josie
For Therapists

Josie works as a Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor, Facilitator and Trainer. She offers counsellors, therapists and social workers the opportunity to recharge, realise their creative potential and add new techniques to their toolkit in the unique setting of Baylys Beach.

Creative Arts Therapy (also known as Expressive Therapies) offers a multi modal approach using Visual Arts, Dramatherapy, Music, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Movement and Sandplay.

Josie has conducted training programs in Sandplay and Creative Arts Therapy in Australia, England and New Zealand since 1998.

Josie's workshops include: Creative Ways to Explore Grief and Loss • Storying through Grief and Loss • Introduction to Sandplay • Rhythm Power – Drumming

All workshops are experiential and provide plenty of opportunities to discuss the modalities and their implication for practice. Please see below for details of upcoming workshops.

Please contact Josie for bookings or more information: 021 0223 8621
If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area please enquire.

Storying through Grief and Loss
Friday 18th November 2022 at Barge Park Showgrounds Whangarei, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Cost is $190 or $160 early bird (payment before September 30th which includes journal, all materials and morning tea.
Numbers are limited – for bookings please contact Josie: 021 0223 8621

Finding ways to support people exploring their personal Grief and Loss experiences can be an ongoing disorientating dilemma. This experiential Creative Arts Therapy workshop uses a session by session journaling approach utilising a range of modalities (visual arts, creative writing, mindfulness and music) to engage clients with their journey and offers a way of helping them to work alongside a therapist and also use self-reflection at home in a safe and supported way.

The client group this work focuses on covers a range of ages from young people through to adults. It is also appropriate for children, utilising adult family members support.

Therapists, counsellors, SWIS and other Social Workers could all integrate this way of working into their practice. There will be time to look at how this process can be adapted to suit all age ranges. (Students also welcome).

Rhythm Power – Drumming
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2022 at Baylys Beach

Putting together rhythms and looking at why this modality helps people in so many ways to heal and feel stronger in their lives will be the main focus of this workshop. If you work with groups of any age, or want to learn more about drumming and Rhythm Power then this workshop is for you! Drums and other percussion instruments provided.

For Everyone

Come and Drum!
Would you like to try something different?
Josie is keen to spread the drumming energy around!

Whangarei Monthly Community Lunchtime Drum Sessions
WYCA, Rust Avenue, Whangarei on the last Monday of each month – 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November & 5th December
$10 per person. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – phone Josie 021 02 23 86 21

Baylys Beach Drum Sessions
A four week block course on Mondays 5th – 26th September 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Drum Programmes for Schools
Drums provided, one off sessions or 4 - 6 week programmes designed to suit your needs. For more information including costs please contact Josie by phone or email.

Drum Workshops
Drum workshops are a great way to learn a new skill, communicate in a different way, team build, have fun at a party... and so much more! Josie will come to your venue with drums and facilitate a session catered to your needs.

For more information and costs please make contact via email or phone. Contact Josie 021 02 23 86 21 or