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.

    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.