Course Details

When available please download the relevant CPD Course Brochure, complete and submit the Booking Form.

Booking requests should be sent to SCT Office location not the course venue; see Course Brochure for details

All courses are subject to our Booking and Course Terms and Conditions (post 25th May 2018) as shown in About Us. 

CPD Courses 2018 Season

Working with Trauma from a CBT perspective - 10th November 2018; £92 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form  icon Working with Trauma from a CBT perspective 10th November 2018

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Adrian Hemmings PhD 

Adrian is a chartered psychologist and registered with the HCPC as a counselling psychologist.   He is a senior practitioner on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy.  He is also on the BPS register for Expert Witnesses and Chair of the BPS Psychotherapy Section.is promises to be an interesting and absorbing conference.

Adrian developed an MSc course in Counselling Psychology at the University of Sussex and was programme director for two years. He has worked in the NHS as a psychologist and psychotherapist in a local PCT where he was Professional Head of Psychology.  Adrian was also director of a local charity that offerd therapy to people who had problems with alcohol and other substance misuse.

In his private practice he works short and long term and integrates Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Oriented therapy.  Adrian also runs training courses in a variety of subjects and offers clinical and academic/research supervision.

The Workshop:

Trauma occurs as a reaction to a real or perceived threat to loss of life or a serious injury. The causes of trauma are varied but can include accidents, assaults, natural disasters, crashes, rape, sexual or physical abuse, childhood neglect, bereavement and military combat.

Trauma can significantly affect individuals who personally experience the traumatic event, those who witness it, those involved in recovery or rescue as well as friends or family members.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was re categorised from an anxiety disorder to a Trauma and Stress Related Disorder in  DMS-5. Also introduced was a pre-school type of PTSD for children aged six or younger.

CBT works by identifying and altering the cognitive patterns that maintain the traumatic reaction. This also involves graded behavioural exposure and re-scripting work to build a sense of emotional control and personal resilience.

Adrian will explore a structured approach to supporting those who struggle with managing post trauma, guide our learning in developing and understanding and application of effective and suitable interventions

 

Reflective Practice in Counselling Supervision - 24th November 2018; £92 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form icon Reflective practice in Counselling Supervision. CPD with Stephan Dais; 24th November 2018

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Stephan Dais MA

Stephan has an MA in Group and Intellectual Therapy, lectures at Metropolitan University on the Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Human Sexuality

He has a specialism in the delivery of substance misuse and addiction treatment within the Prison Service. Stephan lectures at Metropolitan University on the Masters Degree Programme in Integrative Counselling and is currently completing his PhD in Human Sexuality.

Stephan has a wide experience in the field of gender issues and sexuality. In addition to his individual client work he has also worked with The Civil Partnership Group for Same Sex Couples, Amistad and The Gay and Lesbian Parenting Group.

The Workshop:

This workshop focuses on the role of counselling supervision in professional practice. It is an opportunity to explore the role of the counsellor and the supervisor within the counselling supervisor relationship and to get more out of the relationship between the two.

The workshop will also explore the impact on the client work of the counsellor and what supervisors (and counsellors who attend supervision) can do to improve engagement with clients and professional counselling practice overall.

This reflective workshop also includes issues of power, the power of the institution, and issues of power in the counselling supervisor relationship. If the supervisor feeds back to management or is part of the management structure how might this impact on the counsellor’s experience of supervision?

The workshop will include theoretical input from the facilitator, experiential exercises and discussion that engage the participants in exploring their own personal and professional experiences and ideas.

CPD Courses 2019 Season

Working with Transgender Clients - 16th February 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form Available late October 2018

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Stephan Dais MA

Stephan has an MA in Group and Intellectual Therapy, lectures at Metropolitan University on the Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Human Sexuality

He has a specialism in the delivery of substance misuse and addiction treatment within the Prison Service. Stephan lectures at Metropolitan University on the Masters Degree Programme in Integrative Counselling and is currently completing his PhD in Human Sexuality.

Stephan has a wide experience in the field of gender issues and sexuality. In addition to his individual client work he has also worked with The Civil Partnership Group for Same Sex Couples, Amistad and The Gay and Lesbian Parenting Group.

The Workshop:

With attempted suicide rates greater than 40% in the transgender community, it’s important for therapists to be aware of the issues gender non-conforming clients bring to therapy and to be knowledgeable about how best to support them.

Imagine making your way in a world where your physical appearance makes others uncomfortable, anxious, confused, or uncertain about themselves. Your very presence may be perceived as a threat to another individual’s sense of self or sexual orientation.

Everywhere you go, people stare at you—sometimes discreetly, often blatantly—leaving you very little room to walk unselfconsciously through life. The reactions you experience from others, while the result of ignorance and sometimes mere “curiosity,” do nonetheless harm you, for you are perceived as “Other.” At times, people’s reactions are more hostile, the result of conscious and unconscious fears about what it means to deviate from gender norms, and you may be verbally or physically assaulted just for being you.

This is what it’s like to be a gender nonconforming or transgender individual in today’s world. Though there is increasing awareness and tolerance around gender issues in certain small segments of American culture, the truth is, the level of misunderstanding, ignorance and prejudice that surrounds gender nonconforming people as they go about their lives has created a mental health crisis in our society.

Stephan will guide our understanding of this complex area, developing both our sensitivity and awareness of how best to support individuals and families.

 

Supervising with Attachment in Mind - 23rd March 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form icon Supervising with Attachment in Mind. CPD with Anne Power; 23rd March 2019

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Anne Power MA

Anne has an MA in Supervision, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with UKCP and BACP with qualifications from The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Tavistock Relationships, Relate. Anne has worked as a counsellor in a NHS Mental Health Trust and at Terrence Higgins Trust. 

Teaching on several supervision and therapy training courses, Anne has delivered training at The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation and Regents University London. 

Practising in central London Anne works with working with couples and individuals. Her book, Forced Endings in Psychotherapy, explores the process of closing a practice for retirement or other reasons.

Anne is currently researching and writing about "logic versus magic" in partner choice: random romance, arranged marriage, and dating sites – what’s the difference?

The Workshop will explore:

The supervision triangle; the three attachment narratives in play: client / supervisee / supervisor.

Attachment patterns impacting on the relationship in the therapy room and in the supervision room and possibly the unconscious relationship between supervisor and client.

Attachment theory explains the trade-off between anxiety and learning: when stress is high our attachment behaviours are triggered, and exploration is turned down.

Issues of difference can impact profoundly on supervision. We will consider how we manage difference and how attachment theory can inform our work.

We will consider what happens when the supervisory alliance is not robust: when supervisees may hide some of their struggles, or when points of rupture have gone unrepaired. We will explore how to make supervision a secure base for our supervisees.

 

Making Supervision work for you - 28th September 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form Available July 2019

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Rachel Ellis

Rachel is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, as well as supervisor and trainer, with experience of working in private practice, agencies and educational settings.  Qualifying originally as a relationship therapist, Rachel has carried over a systemic approach to supervision, with a keen interest in group dynamics, and how our roles in the various systems we have been a part of shape who we are in relationships now, including of course supervisory relationships, be them one to one or group. Through her own training to become a supervisor, Rachel recognised a wish to bring more creativity and visual stimuli into her own supervision (as supervisee).  Supervision is a an opportunity for learning, and Rachel believes it logical therefore that we identify and  incorporate our own learning style to make supervision work for us.

The workshop:

This workshop is an interactive event, encouraging you to evaluate how supervision currently meets your needs, and to think about how you might develop and enhance it in a way that fits with your stage of development as a counsellor, and your own preferred learning style.

The day begins with establishing what we can expect from supervision.  You will be provided with an evaluative tool that will allow you to review your current experience of supervision.  We will look at what you bring to one to one and group supervision based on your own personality, personal history and patterns of relating.  And finally we will consider how you can shape supervision to make it work for you.

 

Sex and Sexuality in the Therapy Room - 19th October 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form icon Sex and Sexuality in the Therapy Room. CPD with Christiane Sanderson 19th October 2019

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Christiane Sanderson BSc., MSc.

Christiane is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With 30 years’ experience working with survivors of child sexual abuse, sexual violence, complex trauma and domestic abuse she has delivered consultancy, continuous professional development and professional training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the NSPCC, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, SOLACE, the Refugee Council, Birmingham City Council Youth Offending Team, and HMP & YOI Bronzefield, Ashford.

In her capacity as a sexual violence and child sexual abuse consultant she has contributed to news coverage on BBC TV and BBC Radio, and Sky News, as well as being featured  in a number of documentaries involving sexual violence, most recently Fred and Rose (West): The Untold Story  (Channel  5, 2014); ‘Hotel of Horrors’ (2014) and  The Cul-de-Sac Cult(2015) on the Crime and Investigation Network (Sky Channel 553).

The workshop will explore the meaning of sex in the 21st century, how it impacts our lives and how it manifests in the therapeutic space.  

The focus will be on typical and atypical sexual development, the sexual arousal cycle and the influence of early attachment experiences in the formation of sexual scripts and arousal templates. 

Emphasis is placed on enhancing awareness of sexuality and a range of sexual dysfunctions including arousal and desire disorders, sexual shame, sexual anorexia, hypersexuality, sexual compulsions and addictions, online pornography and cybersex.

The role of psychoeducation and sensate focus when working with survivors of CSA and sexual violence will also be examined to enable survivors to reclaim their sexuality. 

Through the use of questionnaires and experiential exercises, participants will be able to develop a deeper understanding of both their own and their clients relationship to sex and sexuality and learn how to feel more comfortable when talking about sex without evoking feelings of shame.  Topics covered will include:   

  • The uses of sex
  • The sexual script
  • Meaning of sex including cultural and generational difference
  • Talking about sex with clients and what this evokes  consciously and unconsciously in both client and therapist
  • Erotic transference and erotic counter transference
  • The role of psychoeducation when exploring sexuality
  •  Shame and sexuality
  • Sexual dysfunctions and how they can be managed
  • Social media, porn and online sex addiction
  • The impact of the digitisation of sex
  • The impact of child sexual abuse and sexual violence on sexuality
  • How to reclaim sexuality after CSA and sexual violence

 

An attachment perspective on Couples - 2nd November 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form  icon An attachment perspective on couples; Anne Power

This event will take place at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ as published within the course brochure - Please do not send your Booking Form to this address

The workshop will be delivered by Anne Power MA

Anne has an MA in Supervision, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with UKCP and BACP with qualifications from The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Tavistock Relationships, Relate. Anne has worked as a counsellor in a NHS Mental Health Trust and at Terrence Higgins Trust. 

Teaching on several supervision and therapy training courses, Anne has delivered training at The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation and Regents University London. 

Practising in central London Anne works with working with couples and individuals. Her book, Forced Endings in Psychotherapy, explores the process of closing a practice for retirement or other reasons.

Anne is currently researching and writing about "logic versus magic" in partner choice: random romance, arranged marriage, and dating sites – what’s the difference?

The Workshop will explore:

A combination of theory and experiential work to understand the couple bond and how we work with this in therapy. The day will be relevant both to couple and individual therapists and will include reflection on these and other areas:

What sense does attachment theory make of the couple bond?

How does attachment theory inform how we work with a couple?

How much help can we be when only one partner comes to therapy?

How we select a partner

How the fit operates in a couple – whether developmental or defensive or toxic

How we can use genograms to support a systemic perspective

How our own internalised couple may impact on our understanding

Surrey Counselling Training CPD workshops

Contributing presenters include:

Peter Afford

Maxine Aston MSc

Susan Atkins

John Beveridge

Sir Richard Bowlby

Ruth Calland MSc, MA, BSc

Gérard Chevalier

Sarah Chevalier MA

Prof Mick Cooper

Linda Cundy

Stephan Dais

David Delapalme BSc

Rachel Ellis

Paul Hallawell

Dr Adrian Hemmings

Dr Alessandra Lemma

Martyn Lloyd

Christine Peters

Anne Power 

Niki Reeves

Paul Renn

Sandie Rhee

Nicky Rodgers

Christiane Sanderson

Liz Shelley MSc

Professor David Shemmings PhD

Robin Shohet

Janet Stephen BA Hons

Dr Maggie Turp

Dr Linda Young

Surrey Counselling Training

Surrey Counselling Training
is a trading name of Surrey Counselling Training Ltd

Company Registered in England & Wales Registration Number: 06568331

Registered Office: 20 - 22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, United Kingdom

Richard Leishman Photography

www.rjlphotos.co.uk

BACP

www.bacp.co.uk

 

You are here: Home Courses CPD Workshops