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 2019 Season

Supervising with Attachment in Mind - 9th March 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form icon Supervising with Attachment in Mind. CPD with Anne Power; 9th 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.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy; 5 Useful Conversations - 1st June 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments 

Booking Form icon Solution Focused Brief Therapy - 5 useful conversations 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 Martyn Lloyd

Martyn has worked for over 25 years in a wide range of counselling settings in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He has taught counselling to Foundation Degree level and is an experienced workshop presenter. 

He currently works at Brunel University in West London, providing counselling to students and staff.  Whilst many of the settings in which he has worked have demanded a time-limited approach, Martyn would describe himself as a brief therapist by choice rather than necessity. He believes that a counselling approach that is based on economy (rather than rationing) is inherently respectful of clients.

The Workshop:

This workshop offers a brief introduction and overview of the key interventions of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) —an approach developed initially by Steve de Shazer and his wife Insoo Kim Berg at their therapy centre in Milwaukee, USA.

Contrary to common belief the model was not developed in response to demands for time-limited therapy, but was derived from close observation and recording of those interventions that clients found most helpful. More of a method than a theory, SFBT has become a popular model not only in the world of therapy, but in related fields such as coaching.

The workshop aims to provide participants with practical skills and offers opportunities for the observation, practise and discussion of the principal interventions of SFBT. Handouts and resources for further learning will be provided.

Working with Transgender Clients - 6th July 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form icon Working with Transgender Clients 6th 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 Stephan Dais MA

Stephan has a MA in Group and Intercultural Therapy and other qualifications in the field of counselling psychology. He manages a counselling service for male victims of domestic abuse in London, this unique service is the only one of its kind in the country providing long term counselling psychological support and advocacy to men who are victims of abuse in domestic and familial relationships.

In the past Stephan has lectured at Metropolitan University on the Master’s Degree counselling course and at other university across this country and abroad. He has extensive experience of working in the prison service and with cultural issues.

He specialises in the fields of intimacy, health relationships and addiction (both behavioural and substance addictions).

Stephan has a wide experience in the field of gender issues and sexuality. He has previously facilitated groups for same sex couples, gay and lesbian parent groups, and ran a counselling service for LGBT asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants. 

He also has his own private counselling practice where he provides counselling to clients with a wide variety of concerns and counselling in languages other than English.

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.

Young People, Identity, Bullying and Failure - 28th September 2019; £94 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form Available April 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 Nick Luxmore

Nick’s career has included teaching English and Drama in schools and prisons, teaching counselling at Oxford Brookes University, running a youth centre and youth theatre, setting up and managing a young people’s counselling and information service, working as a school counsellor and as a counsellor with young refugees and asylum seekers.

He is the author of eleven books – Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling (2000), Working with Anger and Young People (2006), Feeling like Crap: Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem (2008), Young People in Love and in Hate (2010), Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness (2011), Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything (2012), School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff: A Whole-School Approach (2013); Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say (2014), Horny and Hormonal: Young People, Sex and the Anxieties of Sexuality (2016), ‘Practical Supervision For Counsellors Who Work With Young People’ (2017), and his latest work, ‘The Art of Working with Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents: Ways Forward for Frontline Professionals’ due out in April 2019

The workshop:

A workshop for professionals working with young people

It’s hard for young people to know what to think, what to feel and how to behave when they’re still trying to work out who they are.

Sometimes they get stuck with certain behaviours because the story they’re telling about themselves has also got stuck.

So how do we help them develop more flexible autobiographies?

How do we help them to think about themselves instead of just acting out their anxieties, sometimes disastrously, taking out their feelings on other people, including their feelings about failure and not being good enough?

This workshop will go on to explore bullying as something that’s likely to happen whenever people who are anxious.

Bullying happens between individuals but is also a group phenomenon.

We’ll explore the dynamics that create bullying behaviour in the first place and at strategies that make for more productive relationships between people.

The workshop will be theoretical as well as experiential and practical.

We’ll think about our own experiences as well as the experiences of the young people with whom we’re working.

We’ll practise and learn together.

The day will be of particular interest to professionals working with young people in education, health, social services, counselling and other contexts.

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

CPD Courses 2020 Season

Young People, Attachment, Dependency and Death - 7th March 2020; £96 to include 3 course lunch and refreshments

Booking Form Available September 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 Nick Luxmore

Nick’s career has included teaching English and Drama in schools and prisons, teaching counselling at Oxford Brookes University, running a youth centre and youth theatre, setting up and managing a young people’s counselling and information service, working as a school counsellor and as a counsellor with young refugees and asylum seekers.

He is the author of eleven books – Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling (2000), Working with Anger and Young People (2006), Feeling like Crap: Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem (2008), Young People in Love and in Hate (2010), Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness (2011), Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything (2012), School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff: A Whole-School Approach (2013); Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say (2014), Horny and Hormonal: Young People, Sex and the Anxieties of Sexuality (2016), ‘Practical Supervision For Counsellors Who Work With Young People’ (2017), and his latest work, ‘The Art of Working with Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents: Ways Forward for Frontline Professionals’ published in April 2019. 

 

The workshop:

Details available post September 2019

 

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

Nick Luxmore

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

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