Online CPD & Workshops

Our highly regarded Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme is delivered by leading trainers and clinicians across a range of therapeutic specialisms. Our courses offer rich and varied opportunities to deepen your expertise and maintain your CPD requirement. Previously we have held our workshops in person but we have embraced the opportunity to adapt to an online format and engage with a global audience. Expect an interactive and stimulating learning experience that will give you a great opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and to explore new and challenging ideas to support your practice.

Feedback from our latest CPD event “As has been the case with every CPD event I have attended with GCS it was excellent and I found it both interesting and helpful. Thank you.”

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The Body and Social Media

CPD Counselling Training Susie Orbach

Saturday 30 January 2021, 10:00 – 12:00

In this live CPD event, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and acclaimed author Susie Orbach discusses her views on the body, including new approaches and theories for working with bodies today.

This course is for qualified therapists, trainees and mental health professionals.

About the Speaker

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre in London and The Women’s Therapy Centre in New York.

She is the author of many books. Her most recent In Therapy: The Unfolding Story is an expanded edition of In Therapy (an annotated version of the BBC series listened to live by 2 million people). Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978. Bodies (which won the APA Women’s Prize in 2009) was updated in 2019. Her other books include Hunger Strike, What’s Really Going on Here?, Towards Emotional Literacy, On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, Fifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor).

She was recently the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award given by the British Psychoanalytical Council. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Details

This workshop will take place on Zoom. The zoom link will be sent via email.

Book Tickets

To book your space, please choose an option from the drop down box below and click register.

Standard rate: £25 (please choose External from the options below)

Trainee, Volunteer or GCS Staff: £20

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced volunteer rate with integrity.

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Embodied Resources for Working Remotely

CPD Counselling Training Margaret Landale

Saturday 6 February 2021, 10:00 – 13:00

In this live CPD event, UKCP registered supervisor Margaret Landale leads an experiential, contemplative and resource building workshop on how to adapt and adjust to remote working with clients and one’s self.

This course is for qualified therapists, trainees and mental health professionals.

About the Speaker

Margaret Landale has been working as a psychotherapist for over thirty years. She is a UKCP registered supervisor, has been a training director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London and delivers a range of workshops and talks nationwide.

She holds a master’s degree in mindfulness and and has taught on the ‘mindfulness in individual psychotherapy’ module at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.

Margaret is particularly interested in deepening and evaluating the lived experience of the therapeutic relationship.

Details

This workshop will take place on Zoom, with breaks and lunch will be scheduled throughout the day. The zoom link will be sent via email.

Book Tickets

To book your space, please choose an option from the drop down box below and click register.

Standard rate: £35 (please choose External from the options below)

Trainee, Volunteer or GCS Staff: £25

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced volunteer rate with integrity.

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Psychosis & Attachment Theory

Counselling CPD Katherine Berry

Split Event: Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th March, 10:00 – 13:00

In this live CPD event, Professor Katherine Berry draws on her extensive research and experience of working with individuals with psychosis to explore attachment theory in adulthood relationships and adult mental health.

This course is for qualified therapists, trainees and mental health professionals.

About the Speaker

Katherine Berry is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Co-director of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit (C-TRU) at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Her research has focused on understanding the psychosocial mechanisms underlying the development of psychosis and using psychological formulations which draw on psychological theories of understanding distress to improve multi-disciplinary mental health care.

She is currently Chief Investigator on a large multi-site programme grant and randomised controlled trial (Talk, Understand and Listen for Inpatient Settings, TULIPS) that aims to increase access to psychological therapies and psychologically-informed care on acute mental health wards.

Details

This workshop will take place on Zoom, with breaks and lunch will be scheduled throughout the day. The zoom link will be sent via email.

Book Tickets

To book your space, please choose an option from the drop down box below and click register.

Standard rate: £70 (please choose External from the options below)

Trainee, Volunteer or GCS Staff: £45

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced volunteer rate with integrity.

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Working with men who have experienced sexual violation

Sarah Van Gogh

Saturday 24 April 2021, 10:00 – 16:00

In this live CPD event, therapist and author Sarah Van Gogh provokes thought around our unconscious processes when working therapeutically with men who have experienced sexual violation. As a result of the session, delegates will feel better informed and skilled in working with male clients of such trauma.

This course is for qualified therapists, trainees and mental health professionals.

About the Speaker

Sarah Van Gogh is an experienced therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has worked in private practice since 2001, and has worked on the training staff of Re.Vision Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy in London since 2003.

She has also been a tutor in adult education, and has worked in in the fields of theatre-in-education and community health outreach to raise awareness around HIV and sexual health. She read English at Cambridge University, is a published poet, has taught creative writing, and written about the vital connection between the expressive arts and therapy in a number of journals, and presented at conferences on the subject of the healing power of artistic creativity and its affinity with psychotherapy.

She worked for seven years as a therapist and trainer for Survivors UK, a service which offers support to men who have experienced sexual violation. She is the author of ‘Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Violation to Recover’ (Jessica Kingsley Books). She co-edited and contributed to ‘Transformation in Troubled Times’ (TransPersonal Press). She also writes a regular column in the quarterly journal, BACP Private Practice magazine.

Details

This workshop will take place on Zoom, with breaks and lunch will be scheduled throughout the day. The zoom link will be sent via email.

Book Tickets

To book your space, please choose an option from the drop down box below and click register.

Standard rate: £70 (please choose External from the options below)

Trainee, Volunteer or GCS Staff: £45

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced volunteer rate with integrity.

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