Sally Tissington

Creative writing for wellbeing

Creative Writing for Wellbeing

I can show you how to use a journal as a reflective tool. Work with you to find your voice and help you work through difficult personal issues through writing and art.

Writing Coaching

Have you started writing but got stuck? Do you think you could be a writer but don’t know where to start? I can help you overcome blockages, increase your confidence and learn the art of writing.

What is Writing Coaching?

I work on a one to one basis with everyone from those at the start of their writing journey to experienced writers who want to improve their story telling or get through a blockage. You can arranged for several sessions or I can work with you over a longer period as you complete a novel or a collection of short stories.

I use my extensive experience of working with authors as well as teaching creativity at universities and of course my own personal insights. We can discuss how to create a package suitable for you. 

What is creative writing for wellbeing?

This differs from other creative writing coaching in that the focus is on using writing as a therapeutic tool to enable personal development rather than on the quality of the writing itself.

Writing for Wellbeing allows participants to gain insight into themselves and can provide an opportunity for change. People I have worked with have told me how the process was insightful, healing and made a real difference to their lives. It is not about creating a perfect piece of writing, more about letting the writing spill out and working with what arises in a safe and relaxing environment.

I often introduce art into the mix perhaps through creative journalling, where people can work with both words and images. I find that even people who think they have no artistic flair can have an amazing time using a wide variety of materials. Many discover real creative talents they were unaware they had and all find ways of expressing themselves they hadn’t had access to before.

To discover more, get int touch to discuss what you might interested in.


6 Week Writing for wellbeing Package

We work together on a specific issue. Includes exercises in between sessions, feedback from me on your work and one hour Zoom sessions each week.


4 Week writing coaching package

If you already have some work that you woudl ike feedback on, we can first discuss how it is going and what you would like to work on. You then send me your work, I provide written feedback and we then meet to discuss it. Of course the proce depends on how much work there is but I’ve given a rough figure for this.


Tailored package

We discuss exactly what is going to work best for you. Maybe a few sessions close together with me giving written feedback on your work. Or perhaps a regular set of sessions over a longer period.

About Me

I am an artist and published writer who works using expressive writing and art for well being. I have taught students at the University of Warwick and at Coventry University where my courses have included Creative Writing, Creativity and Play and  Writing in the Community.

I have an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, in addition to an MA in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Having moved into a more therapeutic space I am currently in the third year of an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute.


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