Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop
This is a one-day workshop for new and established counsellors who wish to get an understanding and application of solution focussed brief therapy in their work.
Marja Coombes, who has 30+ years experience in Counselling and Supervision, will deliver this workshop on the 25th January 2020 9.30-4.30 pm.
Call for more details or request a booking form.
CPD Day – Working with Serious Mental Illness in counselling settings
“Shifting the power, changing the Narrative”
A workshop for counsellors exploring perspectives of working with those who have a serious mental illness.
Date: Saturday 14th March 0930hrs – 1600hrs
Facilitator: Tim Coupland RMN, BA(Hons), MSc, DipPSI (Thorn)
This day will cover:
- A brief history – the ‘dominant narrative’ for mental health services over the last 30 years
- Contemporary perspectives – recovery, lived experience and coproduction
- Challenges – power dynamics, ethics and dilemmas in mental health care
- Working with serious mental illness counselling settings – perspectives on working with risk, symptoms, medication and other professionals
- Working with hope – a new narrative and potential for relational depth
The day will be interactive with short taught sessions, group discussion, case studies, reflective practice and peer supervision.
Tim is a mental health nurse, trainer, coach and healthcare consultant with over 25 years’ experience of working in a variety of mental health care settings. He is passionate about promoting and focusing on the lived experience of service users, in particular tackling stigma and negative perceptions of mental illness.
As well as being a mental health nurse, he has a number of other academic and
professional qualifications including an MSc (Health Sciences in Professional Practice) and a Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions for those with psychosis (Thorn accredited). He has completed empirical work on the “role of human factors in completed suicide” and is due to be a contributory author to third edition of Working with Serious Mental Illness – A Manual for Clinical Practice (Gamble/Brennan Eds). He is currently training as an Integrative Counsellor and is a student member of the BACP.
Personal Development Groupwork
Working in private practice can be a lonely working environment at times. We offer ongoing peer sessions for those therapists wishing to spend time with other like-minded therapists for support and a different perspective, as well as to continue their own personal growth.
Fee per session: £5.00
Maximum ten participants.
Dates: Last Monday of every month, 7-8pm
Please contact us to book a place.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in Practice
We are delighted to invite you to EFT in practice which is being held on:
Saturday 16th November (6 hours CPD, £80)
This course is designed to train qualified Counsellors, Therapists & Coaches to become confident and competent users of EFT within their practice.
EFT is an effective intervention for facilitating a shift or change within the therapeutic environment.
The flexibility and versatility of EFT can be used as an intervention within your way of working or as a stand-alone intervention.
The ability to apply this intervention could revolutionise how you practice. This hands-on workshop will give you the understanding and confidence to enable your clients to move forward.
Please call for more details: 01425277199
The objectives of this course are:
- What is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)?
- What it is used for?
- How to use it?
Go do: Practice on people you know.
There is an option of a follow-up day for those interested which will incorporate:
- Advance EFT statements
- Attendee’s feedback from practice weeks
- Discuss, analyse and potentially role play
- Discuss tips and enhancing approaches, which Nigel has developed:
- ‘Develop Your Warrior’ & the ‘Releasing Technique / letting go’
Your Tutor: Nigel Murray is an EFT practitioner and a Member of Aamet (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques), as well as an Accredited Counsellor & Hypnotherapist. Nigel has been using EFT for nearly a decade on various client issues, including: pain, trauma, fears/phobias, anxiety and sport enhancement.
We believe that relapse is a process and not an event and as such can be identified, intervened upon and prevented!
It is this belief that is at the core of our model for Relapse Prevention.
If you share our belief, we invite you to attend our Relapse Prevention training, which is designed to help identify the mental, emotional and behavioural changes struggling addicts need to interrupt a relapse process when they are thrown off course.
Read below to learn more about what you can expect to learn in this comprehensive four day training.
This training is the first step in developing a deep appreciation for relapse as a process, rather than an event to be analysed after the “crash”!
- You will complete the training with a working knowledge of the concept lessons and the important therapeutic assignments needed to help end users to maximise the benefits of their final Individual Relapse Prevention Plan.
- You will learn how the drugs affect the brain linked with the biological side of the addiction.
- You will also learn how to teach the course to a diverse population with varying degrees of self-awareness and motivation in a variety of therapeutic settings, ranging from one-on-one instruction to group workshops.
Following this initial training, those interested in deeper skills will have the opportunity to engage in a rich mentoring program designed to enhance the skills needed to guide end users through the development of a highly individualised relapse prevention plan.
Training participants will be able to:
- Analyse the six phases that precede a return to one’s “drug of choice”.
- Recognise recent and/or pertinent contributions that trauma research and attachment theory has made to our understanding of addiction and why an addict seeking recovery may make the decision to return to active addiction.
- Use task-oriented assignments designed to help the end user recognise what he or she looks like in each phase of the relapse process.
- Design individualised and specific interventions to address the unique challenges addicts and their loved ones reportedly face most often.
- You will be able to assist addicts in their ability to compile and hopefully share their completed relapse prevention plan with their loved ones, their broader support network, addiction treatment or mental health care professionals and others who might be interested in their welfare.
- Adapt the course material to accommodate the unique challenges associated with varying levels of self-awareness and motivation that the end user brings to the planning process.
- Develop an initial framework for how to present the course material in a lecture format and workshop setting.
- Understand how to use the course material to support and stabilise an end user who has relapsed during the course work assignments or following the construction of the relapse prevention plan.
Dates for this workshop programme are:
- Saturday 25th May 2019
- Saturday 1st June 2019
- Saturday 8th June 2019
- Saturday 15th June 2019