Training & Events

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.


Forthcoming Events:

A workshop for counsellors “Telephone Counselling Skills” - Jacquie Hampton (MNCS Accred) and Nicola Vincent (MNCS Accred)on the evening of the10th May 2017  from 6pm to 9pm at The Uplands Day Centre, Shrewsbury, SY3 8GA.
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 Fee: £25.00 to include light refreshments.
To book please download a booking form 

Previous workshops:

Counselling and the Courts - What you need to know  Jack Roberts BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), Barrister - 2nd July 2016

An Introduction to Mindful Self-compassion - Kate Diggory MSc, PG Cert, Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion - 6th February 2016

A Day exploring how Art approaches may enhance the counselling process - Ros Annett, M.A. Dip Art The., P.G.C.E., Dip. Supervision 12 September 2015

Psychiatric illnesses and issues of risk - How do Counsellors deal with client mental illnesses, personality disorders and issues of risk? -  Nabil Aness, Associate Specialist General Psychiatrist and a Specialist Psychotherapist - 11 July 2015 

Working with Cultural DiversitySamreen Khan - PgDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Cumbria - 18 April 2015

Using Sand Tray in the Therapy Room - Dr Christine Stevens - Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer, Editor of the British Gestalt Journal - 7th March 2015

Therapy for Stress & AnxietyAlison O'Brien, Post Grad Dip Counselling, MA Gestalt Counselling - 22 January 2015

Neuroscience in the Therapy Room - Peter Afford MA, UKCP -  19 July 2014 

The Use of Creative Media in Therapy - Priscilla Bird (HE) Dip, B.A.(Hons), UAD Supervision  - 15th February 2014 

Understanding Dissociation and Complex Dissociative Disorders  -  Melanie Goodwin & Kathryn Livingstone - 9th November 2013 

Exploring the Art of Reflective Practice Paul Bamforth, Birmingham Metropolitan College, TA Therapist - 14th September 2013

How to work with Trauma Safely - what is PTSD?Lucia Hall -  11th May 2013