Current Training & Workshops

I offer training opportunities throughout the year with workshops that are designed to provoke, engage and ultimately be practical in their contribution to practice.

You can expect an experiential, nature-based approach to the teaching, where discussion, practice, and theory are all delivered, where possible, in an outdoor setting.  During the winter months or if raining, workshops (with the exception of ‘Therapy Whilst Walking’) will be held indoors.

CPD & Workshops

Cost: £120/person     For: Qualified Counsellors & L4 Trainees   CPD: 11 hours

Confirmed Dates: 15th Feb 2020, 13th June 2020

An upgraded version of the popular workshop ‘Introduction to walking therapy’, this training runs over a full weekend (Saturday-Sunday).

Designed for qualified Counsellors who are interested in leaving the armchair behind and moving towards a Walking Therapy practice.

I have expanded the experiential element of the learning and we will look at the psychological and therapeutic benefits of working outdoors, as well as focusing on the practical and business implications.

As part of the work will venture out and take a walk, either along the canal in Hythe, or up towards the seafront, so you will need to bring your walking shoes and depending on the time of year, warm clothes!

Date: See Calendar     Cost: £40/person         For: Qualified / Trainee Counsellors    CPD: 4 hours

Existential Counselling draws upon ideas from the philosophy that shares the same name (funnily enough!) It offers a philosophical framework for understanding human motivation, growth and the inevitable sense of ‘stuckness’ that we all experience as human beings.

Not so much a structured, prescriptive model, the approach instead draws from several fundamental beliefs that we will explore. This brief introduction will look at how this can be applied in practice and what these ideas may mean in terms of your work.

Date: See Calendar      Cost: £40/person         For: Qualified / Trainee Counsellors       CPD: 4 hours

This workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities between Counselling and Learning theory. It will explore the ways in which an awareness of learning theory, including learning preferences (styles), can be used to better adapt to the individuality of our clients.

We will learn about theory, explore the ways in which the theory might apply in practice and contextualise the ideas for the various different models of Counselling so that it suits our own style of working.

Date: See Calendar  Cost: £40/person (min group of 4)     For: L3/L4 Trainees   CPD: 6 hours

Please note: This is a more generic version of my academic support. If you are looking for a bespoke training experience, please visit this page.

A workshop designed to support students studying for their Counselling qualification (up to level 4).

We will cover the fundamental elements that are required to not only survive but to truly make the most of your training experience!

Subjects covered include:

  • Writing reflective journals at depth
  • Structuring your assignments
  • Understanding criteria and instructional working (explain, describe, evaluate, etc.)
  • Referencing (why, how and when)
  • Understanding, engaging in and making the most of process group (aka Experiential group)

Courses & Events

I’m excited to announce that a new qualification in Outdoor Therapy is in the works. Designed for qualified Counsellors/Therapists, it will be a combination of self-directed study and taught hours running over one year.

This is currently on schedule to launch January 2021.

Limited Opportunity:

As part of the course recognition process. I need to run a single cohort and evidence the course’s viability. Therefore, as a one-off, it will be on offer at a low, ‘pilot price’ of £1,200 (down from £1600) starting in early 2020. If you would like to be kept up to date, feel free to join my mailing list and be one of the first to sign up for the Whitebeam qualification in Outdoor Therapy!

The Comfy Chair

A three-night residential experience for Trainee and Qualified Counsellors.

Comfy Chair 2019
  • A community based, experiential learning residential, designed for trainee and newly qualified Counsellors.
  • Celebrating, exploring and developing our sense of diversity and community.
  • The venue changes each year, the beautiful outdoor setting does not!

Visit the Comfy Chair website for more information