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All Day CPD Workshops 2020

Pricing for non-members of The Olive Branch add £10 per day to the cost listed. 

All Participants will receive a 6-hour CPD certificate per workshop per day.

To sign up by paying a bank transfer please contact Lisa on obtraining@outlook.com or sign up on the sheet in the office.

Cost to be paid at time of signing up and is non refundable.

Feb 15thAttachment Day 1 of 2Jeff Lane    £30 p/dayTrinity

First Attachment w/shop, 2nd Day in October. These 2 days can be stand-alone.

Jeff Lane is a UKCP reg Psychotherapist and MBACP (accredited) and has been in private practice since June 1992. Trained originally Humanistically and in Gestalt, since integrating more of an attachment focus into his work over the past 12 years.

Mar 14th TBC

Apr 25-26th Dual Diagnosis 2-day WorkshopDavina Emery + Maria Welsh£30 p/dayTrinity

Day 1

An introduction to Dual Diagnosis.

Day 2

What was learned from day one, further information on Dual Diagnosis with some exploration into Addictions and Mental Ill Health covering co-occurring issues.  

Davina Emery, Qualified BA Hons Integrative Counsellor with over 12 years’ experience of working with clients who experience Dial Diagnosis & Maria Welsh is a qualified TA counsellor with over 8 years’ experience of working with young people, families and women who have experienced Domestic Abuse.

May 16thAssessment TrainingBryony Farrant£20 Olive Branch

The Olive Branch is reviewing its intake process for new clients and there will be some changes to how initial assessments are conducted. This training will explain the changes for existing intake assessors and inform new intakers how to assess a new client. The skills and approaches will be useful to those currently in private practice or intending to work independently in the future. 

Dr Bryony Farrant is a Counselling Psychologist who works in private practice providing psychological therapy, clinical supervision, and consultancy & training to organisations.

Jun 13thSex AddictionLottie Passell-Syms£30 Trinity

This training will be looking at Sex addiction. Sex is a normal part of human life. For some people, however, it becomes an obsession. We will look at the meaning of sex addiction, types of sex addiction and consequences of sex addiction. The day will be experiential and informative. 

Lottie Passell-Syms is a Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist in Hampshire/London for 18 years.

Jul 4thExploring Creative Use of the Five Element Metaphors to Support the Counselling Process – A Gestalt Counsellor’s Perspective.David Whistance£15 Olive Branch

This is a pilot workshop and as such is reflected in the cost. Supporting resources for the counsellor and client.     

David Whistance is a Gestalt Counsellor who works in private practice and university settings.

Jul 18thWorking Therapeutically with Clients with High function AutismHelen Franklin£30Trinity

In the UK, one per cent of people are diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition.  Counsellors and psychotherapists are increasingly finding that people with an autism diagnosis (or those they might suspect have autism) are reaching out for therapeutic support.

Helen Franklin has a master’s degree in Gestalt psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute and a diploma in contemporary trauma practice. She has long been fascinated with working with people with autism and, in the 1990s, ran support groups for teenagers on the spectrum in West Berkshire schools.


Sep 19thSelf-Harm/Suicide Awareness DayFiona Shorney£30 Trinity

Morning – exploring the definition and the WHY’s of self-harm examining it from both a personal and professional viewpoint. Looking at case studies and exploring “how to work with self-harm issues in the counselling room”

Afternoon – exploring Suicidal feelings, ideation, intentions and actions. Looking at case studies and exploring “how to work with suicide issues in the counselling room”

The workshop will be experiential and informative. 

Fiona Shorney is a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor practicing from an integrative approach with a person-centred foundation Fiona has 16 years professional clinical experience gained from working individually with young people and adults, face to face, online and on the telephone. Fiona also facilitates group sessions and presents workshops.

Oct 17thAttachment Day 2 of 2Jeff Lane£30 p/dayTrinity

Second Attachment w/shop. These 2 days can be stand-alone however, for maximum learning and development we strongly suggest committing to both if possible. We will have some input on each day introducing some of the areas of attachment thinking and practice and we will also allow time for individual exploration and learning through pairs, small group and live supervision. The agenda for each of the days will to some extent be determined by the interests and learning needs of the participants on the day, this day can be building upon previous Attachment workshop learning and practise.

Nov 14thEthics WorkshopRuth Mackintosh£30Trinity

Ethics framework explored. This will be an experiential workshop looking at real examples.

Ruth Mackintosh qualified as a counsellor in 2004 from the University of East Anglia and has many years of experience as a counsellor and supervisor in a private setting, as well as, organisational. Ruth has been the Clinical Director of The Olive Branch Christian Counselling Service for 5 years and in that role has encountered many situations that need to be considered in reference to the ethical framework.