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  • Couple dynamics
    Friday 28 March 2014 from 10:00am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: The fee for the course is £665, which includes lunch and refreshments.

    Summary
    A six-session dual-purpose extended CPD course to introduce working with couples and enhance one-to-one counselling where the focus is on couple relationships.

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  • When I meet Thou: working at relational depth
    Saturday 10 May 2014 from 9:30am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £55 or £30 for Network volunteers and students

    Summary
    This workshop explores the concept of relational depth as it has been developed over the years by person-centred and existential writers and practitioners such as Mick Cooper, Dave Mearns, Carl Rogers, Peter Schmid and Brian Thorne.

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  • An introduction to counselling people with severe and enduring mental health illness
    Friday 06 June 2014 from 9:30am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £55 or £30 for students or Network volunteers

    Summary
    This one-day workshop is for counsellors who wish to explore some of the key issues surrounding working with clients who may have previously been given a diagnosis of a severe and/or enduring mental health problem. The aim of the workshop is to enhance our awareness of this client group and their needs, and to deepen our self-awareness of some of our own attitudes and behaviours in connection with this client group.

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  • Diploma in Spiritual Accompaniment
    Friday 19 September 2014

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £650

    Summary
    A course to explore and deepen your spirituality, and develop your understanding of the art of spiritual accompaniment.

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  • Using Therapeutic Play Techniques with Children
    Saturday 04 October 2014 from 10:00am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £200

    Summary
    The techniques offered in this two-day workshop will be relevant to anyone whose work involves close contact with children, early adolescents and young people with learning difficulties, and who has little or no training in this area – eg counsellors, teachers, nursery nurses, social workers, health workers, carers and child minders.

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  • When Therapy Becomes Soul Work
    Saturday 24 January 2015 from 10:00am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £70 per person £40 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and supervisors £5 discount if booked before Friday 19 December 2014

    Summary
    Writers such as Hillman, Moore and Elkins have argued that we urgently need to embrace an re-visioning of psychology and psychotherapy, that we need in effect to “put the soul back” in psychotherapy. In this workshop we will explore the concept and experience of soul, both from a spiritual and psychological perspective. We will look...

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  • Exploring the Spiritual Journey
    Friday 25 September 2015

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £675

    Summary
    A course to resource and support those of us - whether religious or non-religious - who are hungry for a greater spiritual reality in our lives; who want to know what it means for us to be a "spiritual self"; who are reaching for a deeper understanding of our own and others' spiritual journey; who are eager to explore and learn from spiritual traditions other than our own; and who are seeking, in John O'Donohue's words, to "make time for soul".

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  • Understanding Eating Disorders
    Friday 02 October 2015 from 9:30am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £70 per person£40 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and supervisors£5 discount if booked before Friday 28th August 2015

    Summary
    This workshop uses the 'iceberg theory' - looking below the surface to understand the deeper issues of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating and related disorders.

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  • Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
    Saturday 03 October 2015

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £1,275

    Summary
    A substantial post-qualifying course in counselling young people and children, suitable for those either already working professionally with children and young people or those wishing to develop their counselling practice to work with this client group.

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  • “I don’t work with addiction!”
    Saturday 16 January 2016 from 10:00am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £70 per person £40 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and supervisors £5 discount if booked before Friday 16th October 2015

    Summary
    Taking the fear out of addiction and dependency issues in a general counselling setting.

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  • De-mystifying Borderline Personality Disorder
    Tuesday 15 March 2016 from 6:30pm

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £35 per person, £20 for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors

    Summary
    The diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a controversial one and, too often, people with a diagnosis of BPD are stigmatised and discriminated against, and can find themselves with little or no help and support. This evening workshop looks at the diagnosis of BPD and considers whether it is a useful way of understanding this particular form of psychological distress. It explores experiences of people who have been labelled as suffering from BPD, considers how it might look from a person-centred perspective, and explores the challenges, difficulties and rewards of working with clients who present with this diagnosis.

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  • An introduction to counselling people with severe and enduring mental health illness
    Friday 22 April 2016 from 9:30am

    Location: Network Training
    Cost: £70 per person, or £40 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors - with an 'earlybird' discount for bookings received before Friday 26 February 2016

    Summary
    Due to popular demand, this one-day workshop is being repeated in 2016. It is for counsellors wishing to explore some of the key issues surrounding working with clients who may have previously been given a diagnosis of a severe and/or enduring mental health problem. The aim of the workshop is to enhance our awareness of this client group and their needs, and to deepen our self-awareness of some of our own attitudes and behaviours in connection with this client group. The focus of the day will be that this client group, whilst presenting with specific needs, are people who are no different in many regards to our regular counselling clients and who may, therefore, benefit from a therapeutic space to work on issues. The style of the course will include some up-front teaching and whole group discussion, some small group work, and individual reflection.

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  • Understanding Child & Adult Bullying
    Saturday 01 October 2016 from 9:30am

    Location: Trinity College
    Cost: £70 per person£40 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and supervisors

    Summary
    Bullying in the UK is reaching epidemic proportions and is a very real problem for a large number of people, both children and adults, in a whole range of organisations and institutions. This workshop will look at the different forms of bullying, why people bully, the physical and emotional impact on the target, breaking the cycle and recovering from the trauma of being bullied.

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  • “Look After Yourself”
    Saturday 14 January 2017 from 9:30am

    Location: Trinity College
    Cost: £80 per person; £50 for volunteer counsellors and supervisors, and students. Cost includes lunch and refreshments. £10 'early bird' discount for places booked and paid for by Wednesday 14th December 2016.

    Summary
    Self care for counsellors. How often do we encourage our clients to take care and look after themselves and yet find it hard to offer the same level of self-care to ourselves? This workshop will take a brief look at the neuroscience behind vicarious trauma, increase our awareness of how client work might be impacting us, look at the importance of setting and holding appropriate boundaries in our work, and consider practical ways in which we might maintain a healthier work/life balance.

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  • Understanding Child and Adult Bullying
    Friday 24 March 2017 from 9:30am

    Location: St Michael's Centre
    Cost: £80 per person, or £50 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors ('early bird' discount for bookings made before 10th February)

    Summary
    Bullying occurs in all contexts: school, work, home, church, relationships. This day workshop will look at the nature and effects of bullying, why people are targeted, why bullies bully, and more importantly how to recover.

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  • The Benefits of Anger in Counselling
    Friday 30 June 2017 from 9:30am

    Location: St Michael's Centre
    Cost: £80 per person, or £50 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors. “Early bird discount” of £10 for bookings made and paid for by Friday 12th May 2017.£80 per person, or £50 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors. “Early bird discount” of £10 for bookings made and paid for by Friday 12th May 2017.£80 per person, or £50 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors. “Early bird discount” of £10 for bookings made and paid for by Friday 12th May 2017.

    Summary
    Anger is an emotion not a ‘behaviour’! Yet there are many books about how to control the behaviour and manage it – anger management - and a lot less on anger expression and the rich resource that anger can offer us in counselling. This workshop suggests that anger is not only an acceptable emotion but it is desirable in counselling.

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