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Counselling Solutions recognises that Organisations and Professionals are adopting a planned and structured approach to professional training.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations are common to most professions and help to maintain, develop or increase knowledge and skills.  CPD is often linked to registration or re-registration to practice, demonstrating an individual’s commitment to competent performance and can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed.

Counselling Solutions can provide a range of cost effective bespoke trainings and workshops which are based on the needs of the Organisation to help support, develop, enhance and maintain the skills and experiences of professionals and key workers. All trainings and workshops combine theory and practice (experiential) to meet different learning styles.  Our aim is to extend and increase the skills, knowledge and self-awareness of professionals and frontline staff working with children, young people and adults.  Examples include: Attachment Theory, Introduction to Neuroscience, Basic Counselling Skills, Supervision Skills, Creating through Play, Projective Drawings, Clay, Sandtray, Team Building.

Accredited Courses:

These courses are accredited by PTUK/PTI and are for Practitioners who are working with Children, Young People and Adults.  Each is 3 days (21 hours) CPD at £300.00 including materials, beverages and light lunch.

“Living in the Shadow of Trauma”

TBA: Colchester, Essex

This course will combine theory and practice to enhance your theoretical knowledge base and consider new ways of working including the use of strategies and resources as a way of supporting the client and thereby facilitating the healing process of trauma.

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“Let’s Talk About Death………”

TBA: Colchester, Essex

This course will combine theory and practice to enhance your theoretical knowledge base and consider new ways of working with clients in their grief and mourning.

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These courses can be delivered “in-house”, please enquire within

Counselling Children and Adolescents: A Creative Approach (Accredited by Play Therapy UK: PTUK) is a Level 3 QCF (Qualification Credit Framework) and has been designed to equip learners with specialist skills and knowledge in how to work therapeutically with children and adolescents. Download the information leaflet for Counselling Children and Adolescents

For more information about your training requirements, please e-mail with your details.


Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: DDP

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Stockport: 4th-7th December 2017
Venue: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill,Broadstone Road, Stockport, SK5 7DL

Cost: £950.00; 4 days training (Cost includes beverages and a light lunch. Free parking is available at the venue)

Course Content:

DDP was developed by Dan Hughes. It is attachment focused and family based, tailored to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma and loss. It focuses on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. Level One covers theories and research of Attachment, Intersubjectivity and Trauma which are the primary models used for relationship development and trauma resolution. Various approaches are blended into the the model including Family Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic principles and interventions congruent with Theraplay and Narrative work. Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy are actively communicated to the child in order to co-regulate the affect associated with their past experiences and to co-construct new meanings of these experiences for them. DDP also provides a model of parenting and support.

The core components will be explored through discussion and experiential exercises.

Learning Objectives:

To understand the importance of attachment and security as a protective factor in situations of childhood trauma

Have an understanding of basic attachment principles and intersubjectivity

Develop specific therapeutic interventions based in attachment and trauma theory and research

Understand the role of the caregiver in the treatment of children with trauma and attachment problems

Develop specific parenting interventions to facilitate attachment, security and trauma resolution within the home

Who Should attend:

Social Workers and other professional working in adoption and permanency, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counsellors, professionals who support children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma

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