Training & Events

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.

Forthcoming Events:

Working with emotions - Saturday 3rd March 2018 at the Uplands, Oxon, Shrewsbury. POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 14th APRIL.

Facilitated by Debra Nash MSc Member Institute Group Analysts, UKCP Registered. Debra is an experienced Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Group Analyst. Debra provides clinical supervision for Confide Counselling Services.

The Course: The workshop will look at the challenges inherent in the task of exploring feelings with our clients. It will offer the opportunity to address some of the complexities of the seemingly straightforward question: ‘How are you feeling?’ This is not a simple question to ask.

Clients may have developed defences to protect them from experiencing how they feel. They may want to protect you from being confronted with their feelings. They may well be more comfortable telling you what they think. They may come overwhelmed by their feelings, unable to speak about them or to differentiate between them; or they may present as cut off from their emotional world, seemingly unaware of what they feel and yet somehow feeling ‘not quite right’, nothing much matters.

The consulting room offers an opportunity for clients to explore their feelings in a safe environment where they are not alone, but knowing how one feels can be fraught with danger. Expressions of feeling have previously been met with rejection, indifference or punishment. Clients who have had earlier experiences which have overwhelmed their emotional world, have learned to protect themselves by suppressing their feelings. Knowing or expressing one’s feelings can be ridden with shame. It’s been pointless to express their feelings before so why start now? It may be difficult for our clients to believe that there is any gain in them being truly conscious of how they feel.

The workshop will be a combination of presentations, group discussions and group tasks.  

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.


Flier and booking forms.


We are planning a second Telephone Counselling Skills Workshop, so please let us know if you would like to attend this training and we will organise a date which is convenient to the majority.  
Previous workshops:
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-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 

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.