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Into the Light: Workshops on sexual abuse – Saturday, 27 April 2019

A workshop for people who have experienced sexual abuse and for those that support them.

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Willows Counselling Services: Honouring Client Resistance: A Compassionate Perspective on Working with Low Motivation and Shame – with Kathy Steele MN CS – Monday, 13 May 2019

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Willows is very privileged to have Kathy with us on Monday, May 13th to speak about this important subject.

You will leave the day with clear strategies to support clients to gain motivation and take greater responsibility in their counselling. You will also gain insight into clearer assessment of clients, their strengths, deficits, and potential prognosis.

The conference combines highly practical interventions with a clear conceptual foundation, in accordance with current research. Concepts will be illustrated with case examples.

“I attended a masterclass with Kathy in Dublin last year and found the whole experience immensely valuable. Kathy held the day with warmth and clarity, encouraged and challenged us to think in new ways, while balancing the needs of clients and counsellor self-care. I came away inspired and equipped to continue my counselling with a clearer focus and renewed energy.”

Tanya Orr, Executive Director of Willows Counselling Service – Clients’ feelings of shame and the frequent sense of being worthless and unlovable, along with a tendency towards self-criticism and poor self-care are often difficult issues to work with. This day will be of great interest and benefit to counsellors and therapists working with clients who struggle in this area.

Kathy is internationally known for her clinical and research work on trauma, including co-authoring ‘The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization’ with Onno van der Hart and Ellert Nijenhuis and ‘Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists’ and ‘Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach’, both with Suzette Boon and Onno van der Hart.

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CCTS: Introduction to Substance Misuse Brief Interventions: Saturday, 8 June 2019

The workshop will introduce counsellors and practitioners to brief interventions that have been shown to be effective in helping clients in addressing problems with substance misuse.

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CCTS: Pastoral Conference 2019 – Saturday, 5 October 2019

Following the positive feedback from the conference we ran in 2018, we are excited to be running it again in 2019, this time in partnership with the mental health charity ThinkTwice.

Many people requested further training on Mental Health, particularly from a Christian perspective, and the day will be suitable for anyone with an interest in mental health issues and those involved in prayer ministry or pastoral care.

During the day, we will give an overview of each topic and provide helpful guidance to help care for those who suffer from them. Sessions include a Theology of Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, PTSD and Suicide.

We would love you to join us!

Tickets are just £25 and available from Eventbrite (click on the link) and to encourage teams to come along, we are offering 20% off the ticket price when you book in 5 people.

CCTS: Introduction to the Enneagram With Liz West – 14 & 15 November 2019

The Enneagram model of nine personality types helps explain so much about how we behave and how we relate to others. This training will be in-depth and enable you to use it with your clients and in your own personal development. It is anticipated that another two days will be run in early 2020 to cover defence and growth using the Enneagram.

The two day workshop, on the 14th and 15th November 2019, will include:

• An introduction to the Enneagram and how the system works
• Description of the nine types, subtypes, motivation and behaviour
• A look at how behaviour changes under stress and secure situations
• Identify type and subtype and develop insights as to how it limits and benefits
• Help with the ongoing journey

Due to the nature of the workshop, total spaces are limited to 25. The cost for the two days is £60, and includes refreshments, handouts and a certificate of attendance. This link will take you straight to the booking site.

The Laurel Centre: Working with Couples & Sex Addiction using Baucom’s 3 Stage Model, 25 May & 23 November 2019 (London) or 4 June & 3 December 2019 (Leamington Spa)

This day is based on the new book release by Paula Hall, Sex Addiction: A Guide for Couples & Those Who Help Them and will give counsellors the skills to focus on the couple relationship when working with couples in recovery from sex or porn addiction and help clients move through Baucom’s 3 stages of impact, meaning and moving on.

For further details on all dates and to book your place, click here

The Laurel Centre: Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction – Leamington Spa, 10 September and London, 28 September 2019

This CPD workshop will provide counsellors and psychotherapists with a thorough understanding of sex addiction from a biopsychosocial viewpoint.

For more details on both dates and to book your place, click here


Potential delegates need to ensure the course meets their requirements. Refund and other policies are the responsibility of individual affiliates and not of ACC.