All Training Courses

  • Come and enjoy our innovative, dynamic and colourful training courses - increasing your counselling knowledge, while fulfilling CPD requirements!
  • Don't forget if you are a counselling student you can bring another student with you for free on Brentwood day courses. Our other special offer is 10% off 3 or more day courses in Brentwood or Southampton (automatically applied at checkout). Click here for full details of both offers.
  • Ordering: The list can be reordered by clicking on the column header eg. click on the 'Title' header will order by course title
  • CPCAB Approval: Courses endorsed by CPCAB carry the icon .
  • Further info:Clicking on the course title will take you to the main descriptive page for that course, clicking on the icon will show summary info in a pop up window.
  • Dates in red: indicate the booking deadline has passed, but please contact the office to check as there may still be places
Title Venue Date Cost Book
Disordered Eating & Attachment

Find out about the role Attachment and Trauma play in disordered eating.  This informative day includes up to date information about anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

The day will include:

  • a look at how society and the media impact our self image
  • the place of pressure, performance and personality
  • an understanding of how Attachment issues underlie many eating disorders
  • a (potentially distressing) overview of the emotional and physical impact of disordered eating
  • options for working with people with disordered eating

You will learn how to:

  • understand and identify disordered eating
  • avoid common pitfalls and unhelpful interventions when working with clients
  • offer understanding and help, including referral 

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 03/06/2018 £70.00
Attachment & Shame

 A deeply impacting day which examines where shame originates and its powerful effects on   relationship & wellbeing. Find out how owning our story can be an antidote to shame, bringing hope & increased resilience   

Witney, The Welcome Church 23/06/2018 £70.00
Practical Skills in Attachment

Learn a variety of tools to help clients restructure their Attachment system, demonstrating the effectiveness of creative interventions in highlighting Attachment behaviours.

The day will include:

  • a brief resumé of relevant Attachment principles
  • various practical exercises to help identify your own and your clients' Attachment behaviour
  • ways to explore the counselling relationship
  • creative interventions

You will learn how to:

  • deepen your awareness of Attachment issues in the counselling room
  • help clients understand and change their behaviour
  • practise a number of creative interventions and tools

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 02/07/2018 £70.00
Practical Skills in Transactional Analysis

TA provides enormous insight into how we and others function.  Learn how to bring its key principles into the counselling room using practical and creative tools.

The day will include:

  • a brief summary of relevant TA principles, including injunctions, ego states, parent-adult-child, scripts, strokes and games
  • contemporary teaching on how TA has developed
  • creative interventions and tools to work with TA issues in the counselling room

You will learn how to:

  • use psycho-educational tools to helps clients easily understand TA
  • work creatively to explore power dynamics in relationships
  • looks at family roles 
  • understand games played in the counselling room

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

 

Brentwood, Sion Community 03/07/2018 £70.00
Practical Skills in Working with Gestalt

​Find out how unfinished business, poor boundaries and interruptions to the cycle of experience can hold us back and limit life.  This experiential day will help you put Gestalt theory into powerful practice.

The day will include:

  • a brief review of Gestalt principles
  • a chance to practise a variety of Gestalt interventions
  • creative exercises and tools to use in your practice

You will learn how to:

  • apply Gestalt principles to enhance your work as a counsellor
  • use a variety of creative interventions to help clients explore their sense of self and relationships
  • explain helpful ways of understanding how we block our life and energy
  • help clients move into greater freedom and personal empowerment 

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 04/07/2018 £70.00
Roles Played in Families 1

This day opens up a whole new way to understand family dynamics, as we explore the impact of sibling order, the roles you played, and the power of the Drama Triangle. 

Bookings & info: info@tonbridgecounsellingservice.co.uk

Tonbridge, Tonbridge Baptist Church 13/07/2018 £70.00
Introduction to Attachment

Join Pauline Andrew for this rare training opportunity in the North of England, hosted by Mercy UK. Places are limited so early booking is recommended! 

Attachment theory sheds profound light on our own behaviour and that of others. This eye-opening day includes an overview of John Bowlby’s theory of how early development shapes us giving key insights into behaviour and relationships.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the principles of Attachment
  • Find out how animal studies influenced Bowlby’s work, including films
  • Watch the film of ‘John’, an example of how this brought home the effects of separation
  • Learn about the Strange Situation experiments
  • Discover how Attachment behaviour might look in our personal and professional relationships

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

CLIK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

FOR FURTHER DETAILS: Contact Mercy UK: 01535 642 042 or info@mercyuk.org

Mercy UK, Bradford 17/07/2018 £70.00
SPECIAL OFFER: Understanding Gestalt & Practical Skills in Gestalt

SAVE £30! Book both Understanding Gestalt (July 20) & Practical Skills in Gestalt (July 21) for £150 (save £30)

Understanding Gestalt (July 20)

Whether you are new to Gestalt, are already working with its principles, or have simply been confused by Gestalt in the past and are not sure what it all means, we would love you to join us! Together we will explore concepts, including the Cycle of Experience, working in the here and now and aspects of self, learning how this rich counselling approach can be powerfully integrated into our practice.

Practical Skills in Gestalt (July 21)

Watch it, do it! Today you will have the chance to gain confidence in using a number of creative interventions based on Gestalt principles in an encouraging and safe environment. Watch demonstrations and work in small groups. The day includes working with polarities, micro-processing, immediacy and visualisations

Guernsey - Les Cotils
20/07/2018 to 21/07/2018
£150.00
Understanding Gestalt

Whether you are new to Gestalt, are already working with its principles, or have simply been confused by Gestalt in the past and are not sure what it all means, we would love you to join us! Together we will explore concepts, including the Cycle of Experience, working in the here and now and aspects of self, learning how this rich counselling approach can be powerfully integrated into our practice.

Cost: £90 

Special Offer: £150 in total when booked with Practical Skills in Gestalt (July 21) . Click here to book special offer. 

Concessions: Philippi counsellors and students: £35 or £50 in total when booked with Practical Skills in Gestalt (July 21). For concessions please book either by cheque or bank transfer. By cheque: please send your details, together with a cheque payable to Philippi Guernsey LBG to: Philippi Guernsey, St Andrews Church Barn, Rue des Morts, St Andrew, GY6 8UT. By bank transfer: Please email philippi.g@cwgsy.net for details. 

Guernsey - Les Cotils 20/07/2018 £90.00
Practical Skills in Gestalt

Watch it, do it! Today you will have the chance to gain confidence in using a number of creative interventions based on Gestalt principles in an encouraging and safe environment. Watch demonstrations and work in small groups. The day includes working with polarities, micro-processing, immediacy and visualisations

Cost£90 

Special Offer£150 in total when booked with Understanding Gestalt (July 20) . Click here to book special offer. 

Concessions: Philippi counsellors and students: £35 or £50 in total when booked with Practical Skills in Gestalt (July 21). For concessions please book either by cheque or bank transfer. By cheque: please send your details, together with a cheque payable to Philippi Guernsey LBG to: Philippi Guernsey, St Andrews Church Barn, Rue des Morts, St Andrew, GY6 8UT. By bank transfer: Please email philippi.g@cwgsy.net for details. 

 

 

 

Guernsey - Les Cotils 21/07/2018 £90.00
Brain, Body & Beyond

Dr Chris Andrew takes us on a fascinating journey, showing how our thinking, feeling and relating are all connected.  

The day will include:

  • understanding the unconscious mind
  • sleep and dreams
  • counsellor/client communication
  • psychoeducational tools

You will learn how to:

  • understand deeper processes in the counselling relationship
  • help clients recognise the messages given by their thoughts, echoed in their bodies
  • work more deeply wiht the therapeutic relationship
  • see the application for wider relationship issues
  • use psychoeducational tools in your counselling work

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

 

Brentwood, Sion Community 20/09/2018 £70.00
Mental Health Issues in Counselling

With increasing pressures on the NHS, counsellors often have to see clients with mental health issues. Dr Chris Andrew offers key skills to help and support clients, including essential boundary issues. 

Brentwood, Sion Community 21/09/2018 £70.00
Understanding & Working with Suicide :

JACKIE BARRETT explores how it feels to be suicidal, what happens in the brain and body, Attachment issues and aspects of assessment. This equipping day also includes psycho-educational tools.

Southampton, St James Church 21/09/2018 £80.00
Working with Self Injury

Working with self injury can be challenging for counsellors. JACKIE BARRETT  takes a look at the different types of self injury and the experience of the client, as well as the injury cycle, risk assessment and practical ways of working.

Southampton, St James Church 22/09/2018 £80.00
Adult Attachment Behaviour

Join Pauline Andrew for this rare training opportunity in the North of England, hosted by Mercy UK. Places are limited so early booking is recommended! 

The day will include:

  • A brief overview of Attachment principles 
  • 8 sessions of role play counselling to illustrate Attachment behaviour in the counselling room
  • Discussion on the issues arising and how to identify and work with adult Attachment issues
  • The Adult Attachment Interview, including an opportunity to answer the questions, working in 2s
  • The adult Attachment categories and why these are different from childhood ones
  • How Insecure Attachment affects relationships and self-concept

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and work with adult Attachment issues
  • Recognise your own Attachment style
  • Deepen your skills in working relationally with clients
  • Help clients with relationship difficulties
  • Help clients understand their own sometimes confusing behaviour

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

FOR FURTHER DETAILS: Contact Mercy UK: 01535 642 042 or info@mercyuk.org

Mercy UK, Bradford 25/09/2018 £70.00
Practical Skills in Gestalt

 Find out how unfinished business, poor boundaries & interruptions to the Cycle of Experience can block & limit life.  This experiential day will help you put Gestalt theory into powerful practice. 

Wolverhampton, The Church @ Broad Street 06/10/2018 £70.00
Roles Played in Families 1

Roles Played in Families 1: Roles in Childhood & Learned Behaviour

Learn how the roles we took on or were given in childhood can still affect us today.

The day will include:

  • A theoretical understanding of roles and power dynamics, including insights from Transactional Analysis and Gestalt
  • The significance of sibling order
  • Unconscious messages in the roles
  • The Drama Triangle and the Winner’s Triangle

You will learn how to:

  • Practise using the Roles Played in Families cards, working in pairs or small groups in an encouraging environment
  • Identify when the cards may be useful in client work
  • Help clients understand their family of origin and also their present day family dynamics

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 06/10/2018 £70.00 Contact the DR office
Roles Played in Families 2

Roles Played in Families 2: Core Needs & Changing Patterns

A chance to work with the new Core Needs in Families cards and see how childhood roles are often continued in adult relationships.

The day will include:

  • an introduction to the Core Needs cards and how to work with them
  • insight into how unmet needs in childhood lead to the roles we play throughout life
  • work with the concept of Parent-Adult-Child dynamics to develop further understanding of relationships and exploration of choices

You will learn how to:

  • practise using the Core Needs in Families cards, working in pairs or small groups in an encouraging environment
  • identify when the cards may be useful in client work
  • help clients understand their family of origin and also their present day family dynamics
  • continue to work with the Roles Played in Families cards to gain confidence

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 07/10/2018 £70.00
Practical Skills in Transactional Analysis

T.A provides enormous insight into how we, & others, function. Learn how to bring its key principles into the counselling room using practical and creative tools. 

Witney, The Welcome Church 13/10/2018 £70.00
Deep Release Therapy 1: Pre-& Perinatal Trauma

Neuropsychologist Allan Schore has said that the first 1000 days from conception onwards are the most important in terms of Attachment.  What happens in the womb can have far reaching consequences - discover the impact of fear, distresss & trauma on the developing child, & what this means for our work with adult clients.

The day will include:

  • an understanding of key stages in growth and development in utero
  • films of life in the womb showing the astonishing secret life of the unborn child
  • what babies learn before they are born and how this can shape the rest of their lives
  • studies and research of Frank Lake into primal influences in-womb
  • an introduction to the 'Conception to Birth' guided journey for use with clients

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 18/10/2018 £70.00
Deep Release Therapy 2: Depth Work

 

A day to develop skills in working with unconscious process, including duvet work and the Conception to Birth Journey.  This day follows on from Deep Release Therapy 1:  Pre-and Perinatal Trauma.

The day will include:

  • explanations of how we work more deeply as Deep Release counsellors
  • demonstrations of working with clients with their eyes closed and lying down
  • how this releases blocked emotions and touches unconscious material
  • demonstrations of working with the Conception to Birth Journey
  • work in triplets to practise the interventions

You will learn how to:

  • help your clients explore their early life experience safely
  • assess clients' suitability for this kind of work
  • support clients as they touch deeper emotions and memories
  • offer the Conception to Birth Journey as an intervention

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 19/10/2018 £70.00
GUEST SPEAKER: Bereavement, Grief & Loss

Bereavement is an issue counsellors are almost certain to encounter in the counselling room. Sue Pullen shares from her extensive experience of working alongside the bereaved in both community and hospice settings:

I am passionate about this subject and believe this is one of the last taboos. If we can talk about death, something that will surely happen to us all, and have some understanding of the natural process of grief and mourning, then maybe we can be alongside the bereaved in a meaningful way. I believe that bereavement is a process to be supported not a problem to be solved. “

Due to the experiential nature of this course, it is not recommended for those who have had a significant bereavement in the last year. Please contact the office if you are unsure of the suitability of the course for you.

The day will include:

  • an introduction to bereavement
  • theories and myths

You will learn how to:

  • Listen to and work with clients who have been bereaved

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included.

 

SUE PULLEN is a trainer, counsellor and supervisor. She spent five years setting up a community bereavement service in Essex, and before that she worked in an adult and children’s hospice for 14 years, both on the care floor and in the family support team.  Sue volunteers with the Macmillan team based at Southend Hospital.  She has a Diploma in Bereavement Counselling, a Level 5 Diploma in Supervision and is trained in Creative Therapy.

 

Brentwood, Sion Community 20/10/2018 £80.00
Creative Supervision

Creative interventions can be immensely helpful in supervision.  We present a variety of ideas for helping supervisees unlock stuck places in their counselling work and the counselling relationship.  No artistic ability necessary!

The day will include:

  • a chance to share casework in a safe, confidential setting
  • a variety of different creative interventions for use in supervision
  • demonstrations on how working creatively can bring insight in supervision
  • the chance to practice in 2s and 3s

You will learn how to:

  • use creativity to help your supervisees work more effectively with clients
  • use creative tools to explore the supervision relationship, as well as the counsellor-client relationship
  • build your confidence and develop your skills as a supervisor

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 31/10/2018 £70.00
Deep Release Counsellors Conference

A practical weekend of training with the chance to develop skills & enjoynetworking.  Required training for Deep Release Counsellors of all levels.

 

Brentwood, Sion Community
09/11/2018 to 11/11/2018
£185.00
Adult Attachment Behaviour

Watch a series of role-played counselling sessions to illustrate the theory in today's unique training day.  

The day will include:

  • a brief overview of Attachment principles 
  • 8 sessions of counselling to illustrate Attachment behaviour in the counselling room
  • discussion on the issues arising and how to identify and work with adult Attachment issues
  • the Adult Attachment Interview, including an opportunity to answer the questions, working in 2s
  • the adult Attachment categories and why these are different from childhood ones
  • how Insecure Attachment affects relationships and self-concept

You will learn how to:

  • identify and work with adult Attachment issues
  • recognise your own Attachment style
  • deepen your skills in working relationally with clients
  • help clients with relationship difficulties
  • help clients understand their own sometimes confusing behaviour

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 14/11/2018 £70.00
Attachment & Shame

A deeply impacting day which examines where shame originates and its powerful effects on relationships and wellbeing.  Find out how owning our story can be an antidote to shame, bringing hope and increased resilience.

The day will include:

  • a brief overview of Attachment principles 
  • the impact of toxic shame on clients' behaviour and self-concept
  • the origins of shame and early development issues
  • creative and psychoeducational tools for working with clients

You will learn how to:

  • become more acutely aware of the shame dynamics in the counselling relationship
  • identify your own shame-based behaviour
  • recognise how shame underlies insecure and disorganised Attachment behaviour
  • help clients break free from their shame-based behaviour

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 15/11/2018 £70.00
Attachment & Culture

This new training day explores how different cultures view relationships and Attachment behaviour.  Are Attachment issues the same across the world, and how does this impact our client work?

The day will include:

  • guest speakers from different ethnic backgrounds to share their experience
  • insight into how different cultures view Attachment behaviour
  • exploration of the impact of family relationships across generations
  • how to work with cross cultural-issues more effectively
  • become more sensitive and more effective as a counsellor when working cross-culturally

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included

Brentwood, Sion Community 16/11/2018 £80.00
GUEST SPEAKER: Dissociation in the Counselling Room

If you work with clients who have significant trauma the chances are you will be working with clients who dissociate – an ingenious and creative way of managing overwhelming emotions.

Sometimes clients may numb or zone out when they are with us in the counselling room – so what do we do then…?

Join guest speaker Tanya Orr as she looks at how and why dissociation happens, how clients can be helped to manage this and how to respond in the counselling room. The day will also explore the counsellor's own process, including attachment styles, and how this impacts on us as counsellors working with dissociative clients, as well as how to build adequate support through supervision, peer support, training and reading. The course will be a mixture of teaching, group work, role plays, experiential and sharing resources.

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments included.

 

 

TANYA ORR is a qualified and accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer who holds a particular interest in trauma, attachment and dissociation.

Curious about the impact that trauma has on the body, she decided to train in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  She has since integrated this approach into her counselling model and has found that this provides profound hope for those struggling with trauma. Previously Tanya lived in Northern Ireland with her family, where she co-established an agency, Restore Counselling, which was based in Belfast.  Working primarily in the voluntary sector she gained experience in developing policy and training and went on to do research and training for a project funded by the Northern Ireland Department of Health.

Tanya is the Executive Director of The Willows Counselling Service in Swindon and also currently supervises a number counsellors who are working with Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

To date Tanya has served on a number of various Boards and is currently a Trustee of the Swindon Counselling and Psychotherapy Network and Trauma & Abuse Group (TAG).

 

Brentwood, Sion Community 17/11/2018 £80.00