CB Counsellor Training aims to provide reasonably priced workshops for trainee (second year and onwards) and qualified counsellors, who do not want to pay 'an arm and a leg' for good quality CPD, but who do want an interesting, educational day which they leave feeling inspired and well looked after.

You are assured of a very warm welcome to our events (free car parking!) and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our growing community of counsellors.

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Carol Belsey BA (Hons)
Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred)
Counsellor and Supervisor

Tony Buckley Empathy

The Absorbent Self

with Tony Buckley

Saturday 28th September 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Church House

This training offers participants practical insight into the negative side of empathy which leaves practitioners vulnerable to absorbing too much of the clients energy/story/experience thereby dissolving some edges of the interpersonal boundaries between self and other.

Emotional contagion leads to the potential for overwhelm, vicarious and secondary traumatic stress. This can also contribute to relational difficulty and conflict with clients through re-enactments and participants will be invited to explore early warning signs of overwhelm and compassion fatigue.

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Inviting the body into therapy -
Introduction to using Focusing
with clients Workshop

with Suzi Mackenzie

Saturday 12th October 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Church House

Focusing, a natural process discovered by Eugene Gendlin, is a way that we as counsellors or clients can become more connected with our bodies and our inner knowing about what we feel and what we need.

   Are you interested in the role that your body plays in how you understand your clients?
   Are you interested in helping your clients to connect with their bodily felt experience?
   Do you want to help enhance your clients' ability to have a positive inner relationship?
   Are you feeling burnt out and unsure how to look after yourself?
   Do you want to explore a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive?

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Stephan Dais

OCN London Level 6 Course in
Counselling Supervision (12 Days)

Accredited by OCN London

with Stephan Dais

September 2019 - September 2020 - 10am to 4pm each day
Workshop will be held at Church House

Course Outline

This Course aims to provide a clear and relevant understanding of the professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counselling supervisor within the changing and diverse environment of present day counselling psychology. The course will incorporate the key counselling supervision skills highlighted in the BACP Counselling Supervision Curriculum Framework so that learners are able to effectively build their practice in counselling supervision in line with the current expectations of the profession.

In addition it will also actively engage participants with the BACP Ethical Framework and apply it to best practice in counselling supervision. Using both theory and practical activities, the course will encourage individual and group learning and will be ideal for those who recognise the importance of experiential and practical learning.

Please read further information reguarding course details, professional requirements and expectations in order to attend this course.

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Juliet Layton Rachel Jennings

Bringing Creativity to
Supervision Workshop

(For supervisors only)

with Juliet Layton and Rachel Jennings

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Church House

Creative working is "using any technique which is more than talking". It uses all our senses in a focussed way so that we can "gain access to preverbal and subverbal intelligence to tell ourselves things which ... have not been accessible to our reasoning self" (Inskipp and Proctor 2009).

This workshop aims to look at what creativity means and how creative practices can offer a different perspective and approach to the supervision space and relationship as making use of creative techniques can open up a wealth of information we have been unaware of; in short a way of tapping into one's internal reality or unconscious.

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Nick Luxmore Teen

Working with Troubled and
Troublesome Boys Workshop

with Nick Luxmore

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Nutfield Lodge

Boys get a bad press. They can be wonderful, dreadful, straightforward, complicated. They say they don't care when, clearly, they do.

This workshop will be about understanding and supporting boys we work with, the boys who delight and disappoint us, who surprise and frustrate us.

Amongst other themes, we'll explore boys and sex, schoolwork, intimacy, mother-figures, anger, dependency, father-figures, girls, groups, separation and sexuality.

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Nick Luxmore Girl

You've Got Absolutely No Idea!
Working with Girls Workshop

with Nick Luxmore

Sunday 24th November 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Nutfield Lodge

How do girls make sense of a world in which they must be all things to all people: glamorous and hard-working, assertive and caring, collaborative and single-minded?

How do we help girls when they can't talk about these things and get stuck, enacting their feelings at their own and other's expense?

This workshop will be a chance to share our learning and expertise. There will be some theory but the emphasis will be practical and experiential. We will share ideas, experiences and learn together. We will think about and practise ways of helping girls who are disappointed, hurt, angry, bitter, despairing, cut off from the world sometimes and, at other times, waging war against it.

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Meg-John Barker Meerkat

Talking about Sex in the Therapy
Room Workshop

with Dr Meg-John Barker

Saturday 30th November 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Nutfield Lodge

Sex is something that many therapists feel uncomfortable discussing in the therapy room. This is despite it being a key area of most clients' lives which is often intrinsically linked to mental health problems and which may - if worked with - open up a path to deeper understanding and creative ways of engaging with our struggles.

In this one day workshop we will consider how our own attitudes around sex and sexuality - and talking about sex - may impact upon our client work. We will look at the ways in which sex is understood in wider culture - and within psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry - questioning the common approach of delineating 'normal functional' sex from 'abnormal, dysfunctional' sex and taking a goal-focused approach to sex and sexual difficulties.

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Mary Clair

OCN London Level 5 Course in
Counselling Children and Young People

with Mary Clair Kelly

February 2020 to February 2021
Course and Interviews will be held at Church House Bletchingley

This Course, accredited by OCN London, is for qualified, practising counsellors and psychotherapists. It will cover all of Part 1 of the BACP's Counselling Young People (11-18 years) training curriculum but will also cover working with Children from age 5. If the BACP's Counselling Children Training Curriculum is available we will endeavour to cover all of Part 1 of it also (currently being written by BACP).

There is rising concern for the mental health of young people and this course will provide a clear and relevant understanding of the basic professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counsellor of children and young people and will allow counsellors to explore and increase their knowledge and clinical skills in their work with children and young people, in line with the current expectations of the profession.

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Angela kelly Swerve

Pathological Demand
Avoidance Workshop

with Angela Kelly

Saturday 26th September 2020 - 10am to 4pm
Workshop will be held at Church House

What is PDA?
Has it become present in your counselling relationships?
Do you get clients where you feel completely stuck and no matter what you try in sessions or support you receive from supervision nothing appears to work?
Does your client present with PDA or do you have a client with a partner or child who may present with PDA?

In this workshop we will explore what is PDA, the impact of PDA on relationships, the emotional damage it may cause to families and to partners and how boundaries work differently but are important for reducing the profound anxiety that PDA causes.

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Ruth Morgan Relationship

Ghosts in the
Relationship Workshop

with Ruth Morgan

Saturday 31st October 2020 - 10am - 4pm
Workshop will be held at Church House

What happens to a couple relationship when one or other partner has experienced childhood sexual abuse?

Many things bring couples, or individuals, into therapy, and the emergence or disclosure of childhood sexual abuse in the history of one partner may seriously derail the relationship. The abuse may have only surfaced recently, or may be known to only one partner.

In this workshop we will explore the nature of childhood sexual abuse and the damage it may cause.

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