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Training and Seminars

Confide is committed to ensuring that all of its counsellors keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. We offer regular in-house training. Our high quality CPD workshops are also open to counsellors, psychotherapists and health professionals from other organisations. We welcome students who find that they can enhance their training through the variety of subjects offered and the insights gained from interacting with experienced practitioners.

We also offer bespoke CPD events for other counselling organisations.

Please get in touch via our Contact Us page if you would like more information, or wish to receive regular updates about CPD workshops at Confide.

  • Kindling for Sale!
    12/11/2018
    Roy Fletcher Center
    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
    10/11/2018
    The Uplands Day Centre, Shrewsbury, SY3 8GA

    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
    08/09/2018
    Swan Hill Therapy & Training Hub

    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.

  • Fundraising Bookfair – Friday 20th July
    20/07/2018
    The Square, Shrewsbury

    Confide Counselling Service would like to invite you to our

    FUNDRAISING BOOKFAIR

    Which is being held at
    The Square in Shrewsbury
    on Friday 20th July
    between 9:30am and 3:00pm.

    We will be selling new and used books as well as cakes, preserves, plants and bric-a-brac.

    We hope to see you there.

  • Telephone Counselling Skills [Cancelled]
    07/07/2018
    The Uplands, Oxon, Shrewsbury, SY3 8GA

    We apologise for the inconvenience, but this event has been cancelled. We will rearrange for Autumn.

    Facilitated by Nicola Vincent (MNCS Accred) and Jacquie Hampton (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. Both Nicola and Jacquie are counsellors with Confide Counselling Services and are in private practice.

    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.

    If you would like to book please download a flier and booking form by clicking the icons below.  We are happy for you to print out a copy and post along with a cheque for the fee, or alternatively please download the word document if you would rather complete it electronically and pay via internet banking.

    Telephone counselling skillsWEB FD7thJulyflierandform

    Telephone counselling skills WEBFD7thJulyBooking form

  • WORKING WITH GROUPS SEMINAR
    23/01/2018
    Swan Hill Therapy Hub, Shrewsbury SY1 1NP

    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

  • Previous Events

    Previous workshops:

    Working with Emotions – Debra Nash MSc Member Institute Group Analysts, UKCP Registered.

    The challenges of time-limited counselling – making good use of the therapeutic relationship – Debra Nash MSc Member Institute Group Analysts, UKCP Registered.

    A workshop for counsellors “Telephone Counselling Skills – Nicola Vincent (MNCS Accred) & Jacquie Hamptom (MNCS Accred)

    Counselling and the Courts – What you need to know – Jack Roberts BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), Barrister

    An Introduction to Mindful Self-compassio – Kate Diggory MSc, PG Cert, Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion

    A Day exploring how Artapproaches may enhance the counselling process – Ros Annett, M.A. Dip Art The., P.G.C.E., Dip. Supervision

    Supporting your event

    Confide staff and volunteers are available to attend community events, employee health information days and well-being events. We can bring along an information stand and spend time chatting to your delegates or visitors about emotional well-being in general and explain how to access our services. We can also provide engagement tools such as worksheets or provide an interactive workshop or an educational presentation for seminars. Contact us to discuss your requirements.