Undertaking regular CPD helps you keep your skills and knowledge up to date and contributes to client safety. That’s why TIC+ is pleased to offer a range of training events for professionals covering many different aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, often with a focus on counselling children and young people.

Click through the calendar below to find out more about our upcoming courses.

    Jul
    5
    Fri
    SOLD OUT RUNNING GROUPS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE – NICK LUXMOORE @ Churchdown Community Centre
    Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    SOLD OUT RUNNING GROUPS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE – NICK LUXMOORE @ Churchdown Community Centre | Churchdown | England | United Kingdom
    About the course We live in groups and we depend absolutely on groups. We are social as well as solitary. Sometimes, when things go wrong, we need time on our own and help from another person. But, at other times, our problems can only be addressed by working with and through the groups we are naturally part of. In groups we can practise living and practise relationships; we can get feedback and develop our confidence; we can learn to understand and interact with other people. This workshop is aimed at professionals who would like to start running groups with young people and at professionals already running groups who would like to develop their skills further. We will be imagining running groups whose purposes are to address issues such as bullying, anger, self-esteem, assertiveness, sexuality. There will be some theoretical input but the emphasis for the day will be practical and experiential – learning how to structure groups in order for young people to feel safe, learning useful exercises and having the chance to try them out. Learning Outcomes This workshop is aimed at professionals who would like to start running groups with young people and at professionals already running groups who would like to develop their skills further. There will be some theoretical input but the emphasis for the day will be practical and experiential – understanding how to structure groups in order for young people to feel safe, learning useful exercises and having the chance to try them out. Workshop facilitator The workshop will be led by Nick Luxmoore. Nick is a trainer, school counsellor, teacher, youth worker and psychodrama psychotherapist (UKCP registered). He has nearly 40 years’ experience of working with young people and with the professionals who support them. 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 currently works as a freelance trainer and supervisor. He is the author of a number of books about working with young people, with themes including anger, self-esteem, death, love and hate. COST: TIC+ Staff £50 and Non TIC+ £70 You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Nick Luxmoore.  Please email training@ticplus.org.uk to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details.
    Sep
    14
    Sat
    COURSE FOR COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE CPCAB ACCREDITED LEVEL 5 @ Hartpury House
    Sep 14 @ 10:00 am
    COURSE FOR COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE CPCAB ACCREDITED LEVEL 5 @ Hartpury House | Hartpury | England | United Kingdom

    About the course

    More detailed information about this course can be found here.

    Overall Purpose/Aim of Training:

    • To prepare already qualified counsellors to work therapeutically with children and young people.
    • To adhere to the BACP Humanistic Competences framework for counselling Children and Young People.

    Entry Requirements

    • Counselling qualification at diploma level or above
    • You must be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, i.e. BACP
    • Two References (one must be from your counselling employer or clinical supervisor)
    • Enhanced children young people and vulnerable adult DBS check. This can be arranged for a fee of £55 if not already in place.

    Dates

    The course will run over 9 months on the following dates:

    • Seminar 1: Saturday & Sunday 14/15 September 2019
    • Seminar 2: Saturday & Sunday 12/13 October 2019
    • Seminar 3: Saturday & Sunday 14/15 December 2019
    • Seminar 4: Saturday & Sunday 8/9 February 2020
    • Seminar 5: Saturday & Sunday 28/29 March 2020
    • Seminar 6: Saturday & Sunday 16/17 May 2020

    Tutors

    Delivered by TIC+ tutors with many years’ experience working with children and young people:

    Sue Cook (MBACP) – Sue has a Masters (MSc) in Counselling Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice for Working with Children and Young People with Depression and Anxiety. She is Counselling Services Manager and a Senior Counsellor at TIC+.

    Helen Ferreira (MBACP) – Helen works in Private Practice with both Adults and CYP. She is a Senior and School Counsellor at TIC+. As well as her counselling qualifications she has a PGC in Sexual Violence.

    Katherine Mather (MBACP) – Senior Counsellor and Workshop Presenter at TIC+. Experienced counsellor, working with both CYP and adults, trainer and workshop presenter.

    Course Cost

    £1650 including CPCAB registration & certificate or £1475 without.

    Applications

    Email training@ticplus.org.uk for an application pack.

    Nov
    16
    Sat
    TOOLKIT TOP-UP – SUE COOK & HELEN FERREIRA @ No 1 Business Centre
    Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    TOOLKIT TOP-UP - SUE COOK & HELEN FERREIRA @ No 1 Business Centre | England | United Kingdom

    About the course

    A workshop for anyone who wants to top up their toolkit and come away with lots of new ideas and ways of working.

    This workshop offers a very interactive, experiential day looking at symbolic and creative strategies that are equally useful for children, young people and adult clients. The day will involve demonstrations, opportunities to get involved and to reflect on your learning and how each activity can be adapted for each client group.

    We will explore sand tray work, shells, stones, buttons and the use of masks along with plenty of ideas about how to engage your clients and enable them to reframe ideas, shift perspectives and externalise emotions.

    The aim of the day is that you can go away with a much more robust toolkit that you can put into practice with your clients straight away. We will show you that the equipment needed doesn’t have to be expensive or take up lots of space in order to get good results. You will be provided with a folder of outlining the activities we have covered so that you don’t need to write notes during the day as well as many useful resources.

    COST: TIC+ Staff £40 and Non TIC+ £60

    You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Top-Up.  Please email training@ticplus.org.uk to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details.

    Jan
    25
    Sat
    WORKING WITH ANXIETY – BRIONY MARTIN @ Hartpury College
    Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    WORKING WITH ANXIETY - BRIONY MARTIN @ Hartpury College | Hartpury | England | United Kingdom

    About the course

    Seminar goal: To learn about and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxiety in this client group.

    Summary: In the morning we will share knowledge about anxiety in this client group, and learn about the compassionate approach to anxiety which views it as ‘an ally to be listened to’ rather than ‘an enemy to be fixed’.

    In the afternoon we will identify and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxious clients, including compassionate self-talk, mindfulness, and body-focused tools.

    The day will begin and end with compassionate attention to our own anxiety.

    Proposed schedule:

    10.00 Welcome and house-keeping; Introductions; Contracting and confidentiality

    10.15 Mindfulness exercise: identifying with own anxiety and sharing with self

    10.30 Small group discussion: Why am I doing this session?

    Large group feedback: identifying and sharing learning goals

    10.45 Session one: Mapping the terrain – what does anxiety look like in your client

    group? [Kids 9-10, Young People 11-17, Young Adults 18-25, Parents/Carers]

    11.30 Coffee

    11.45 Session two: Introducing the compassionate approach (anxiety as ally not

    enemy). Understanding and validating why teens are anxious

    12.45 Plenary

    1.00 Lunch

    1.45 Session three – techniques and strategies to add to your tool kit

    To include: compassionate self-talk, mindfulness and body-focused methods

    Skills practice

    3.15 Tea

    3.30 Plenary – checking in with our learning goals, plus a word about medication

    4.15 Mindfulness exercise: The Inner Smile

    4.30 End

    About the facilitator

    Briony is a counsellor, but also offers training and supervision. She has trained counsellors at Willows Counselling Service in Swindon where she remains a consultant trainer, and at the University of East London.

    Professional Accreditations

    Registered & Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

    Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) – University of Manchester

    Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision – Severn Talking Therapy, Bristol

    COST: TIC+ Staff £50 and Non TIC+ £70

    You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Anxiety Course.  Please email training@ticplus.org.uk to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details.

    Mar
    21
    Sat
    EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END: YOUNG PEOPLE, DEPENDENCY, ATTACHMENT AND DEATH – NICK LUXMOORE @ Hartpury College
    Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END: YOUNG PEOPLE, DEPENDENCY, ATTACHMENT AND DEATH - NICK LUXMOORE @ Hartpury College | Hartpury | England | United Kingdom

    About the course

    Young people are always on a continuum between merger and separation, sliding backwards and forwards from day to day and sometimes from counselling session to session. At times they need us to take charge while at other times they need us to back right off. For them, there’s always the prospect of an ending ahead: an ending of school, of childhood, of counselling and, eventually, of life. How do we help young people with the anxieties provoked by these existential givens? How do we help them with their ambivalence about independence? How do we help them to bear the inevitable frustrations and disappointments of life?

    COST: TIC+ Staff £60 and Non TIC+ £80

    You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Nick Luxmoore.  Please email training@ticplus.org.uk to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details.