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WORKING WITH GROUPS SEMINAR

WORKING WITH GROUPS
A series of four CPD seminars
January to March 2018
Swan Hill Therapy Hub, Shrewsbury SY1 1NP

This series of CPD seminars will be of interest to you if you are involved in facilitating groups. Each seminar will involve:

• a short presentation by me on an aspect of facilitating groups, including case material, followed by discussion (45 minutes)
• an opportunity for you to bring some of your own group-related case material for us to discuss and learn from (1 hour 15 minutes)

In order to support continuity and a sense of a group working together, you are asked to commit to the series of seminars. If a particular date is not possible, please let me know at the time of booking. Places will be limited in order to provide enough time and space for participants to bring their work. We will have a short break with refreshments.

The case discussions will be determined by participants and what they bring. Concepts covered in the presentations will include:

➢ What’s going on in that first group?
➢ Group boundaries and why they are important
➢ Role of the facilitator
➢ The ‘difficult’ group member and other challenging situations

All seminars are on Wednesdays and are from 5.45pm – 8.15pm
23rd January 2019
13th February 2019
6th March 2019
27th March 2019

The cost for the series of 4 seminars is £95

The workshop will be led by Debra Nash. Debra is a Group Analyst and Psychotherapist with many years’ experience of facilitating groups (therapy, personal development, supervision, reflective practice, experiential, psycho-educational) in a variety of settings including the NHS, private practice, education and the voluntary sector. For more information or to book a place contact Debra: 07786 546197 debranash7@gmail.com

Kindling For Sale!

Ben Winter is raising funds for Confide!

Ben Winter has been busy for months chopping and packing kindling ready for those cold winter days. The kindling is just £5.00 per bag and every penny will go towards providing quality counselling for people experiencing mental distress and disadvantage through low income.

Ben is no stranger to charity work, every year he goes off on an expedition and gets sponsored to complete the journey. He manages to complete challenges that most adults would find daunting and raises hundreds of pounds each year for local good causes. The Trustees, volunteers and staff at Confide are very grateful to Ben for choosing our charity as the beneficiary for his latest initiative.

Ben’s fundraising will make it possible for people to get support they otherwise could not afford.

If you would like to support the fundraiser we can arrange for kindling to be collected from our Shrewsbury Office. Please telephone the office 01743 351319 or use our web enquiry form to place your order.

Telephone Counselling Skills Workshop

A workshop for counsellors
“Telephone Counselling Skills”
Saturday 10th November 2018
from 10am to 4pm

The Uplands Day Centre, Shrewsbury, SY3 8GA

Facilitated by: Jacquie Hampton (MNCS Accred) and
Nicola Vincent (MNCS Accred).

Both trainers are qualified counsellors and are Samaritans which ensures that they bring a unique blend of theory and practical experience to the training session.

The Course:  An introductory workshop covering the skills required by counsellors to deliver telephone counselling safely and effectively. Including discussion, group work and experiential learning the workshop will cover:

  • Similarities and differences between face to face and telephone counselling.
  • benefits and challenges of telephone counselling.
  • core skills and qualities required for telephone counselling.
  • developing the therapeutic relationship over the phone.
  • managing telephone counselling sessions.
  • practical issues.
  • working ethically within professional competences.

At a time when people are increasingly seeking flexible services the option to be able to provide counselling by telephone is essential.

Course fees are as follows:

£65 Non-Confide Counsellor
£55 Student Counsellors
£50 Confide Member
£25 Confide Staff

If you would like to book a place on this course please download a copy of our booking form below or contact us at Confide so we can send you one.

Telephone Counselling Skills Flyer and Booking Form

Working with Groups Workshop

Working with Groups Workshop at the Swan Hill Therapy and Training Hub on 8th September.

Concepts covered will include:
* Group dynamics: the individual and the group
* Setting up a group: composition-tasks-boundaries
* Role of the facilitator
* Stages of group development
* Challenging situations: high anxiety-scapegoating-conflict

Cost of workshop, including lunch: £55 (£50 early bird rate if booked before 31st July)
Buffet lunch included

The workshop will be led by Debra Nash. Debra is a Group Analyst and Psychotherapist with many years’ experience of facilitating groups (therapy, personal development, supervision, reflective practice, experiential, psycho-educational) in a variety of settings including the NHS, private practice, education and the voluntary sector.

For more information or to book a place contact Debra:
07786 546197 debranash7@gmail.com Or download a booking form from www.debranash.com

This workshop will be of interest to anyone involved in facilitating groups in a variety of settings: mental health, reflective practice, social care, education, voluntary groups.
The aim is to help you to think about the forces at work when a group of people get together. Group dynamics are powerful but with some knowledge and understanding you can harness them to your advantage.

Participants will have the opportunity to discover more about how groups can be most effectively facilitated and how to avoid common pitfalls. Group dynamics, or ‘what lies beneath the surface’ of a group, will be explored through a combination of discussion, tasks, some theoretical input, and reflection upon being a member of the workshop group for the day.

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