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:

We are planning a second Telephone Counselling Skills Workshop, and a full day training seminar in the Autumn. Further details will be available towards the end of August.

Previous workshops:

A workshop for counsellors “Telephone Counselling Skills -  Jacquie Hampton (MNCS Accred) and Nicola Vincent (MNCS Accred)

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

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

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

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  

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

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

Therapy for Stress & AnxietyAlison O'Brien, Post Grad Dip Counselling, MA Gestalt Counselling 

Neuroscience in the Therapy Room - Peter Afford MA, UKCP 

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

Understanding Dissociation and Complex Dissociative Disorders  -  Melanie Goodwin & Kathryn Livingstone  

Exploring the Art of Reflective Practice Paul Bamforth, Birmingham Metropolitan College, TA Therapist 

How to work with Trauma Safely - what is PTSD?Lucia Hall